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Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams at the RDS in Dublin during the party’s ardfheis. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin delegates have voted to hold an extraordinary ardfheis within three months of the departure of Gerry Adams as party president. The emergenc(...)

Gerry Adams personifies for many all they dislike about Sinn Féin and the Provisional IRA.

Delegates meet in the RDS this evening for the Sinn Féin ardfheis with the party at a crossroads. Several important motions, including on abortion, h(...)

Bank of Ireland headquarters, Dublin: BoI has increased its provisioning for the overcharging scandal to €200m, up from the €26m originally earmarked.  Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

Despite having twice the number of impacted customers, Bank of Ireland has set aside roughly the same amount of money as rival AIB to compensate custo(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe:  said  changing the rules would have a detrimental impact on the value of the State’s investment in the banks. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has ruled out amending tax regulations, which allow banks to offset losses made during the recession against fut(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: defended help-to-buy scheme for first-time house buyers amid a sustained attack from Opposition politicians.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said he cannot commit at this stage to the introduction of a vacant property tax because of the legal and social (...)

The European Commission launched its fourth anti-money laundering directive in June of this year. Photograph: iStock

The European Commission has begun infringement proceedings against Ireland for its failure to implement on time a directive aiming to clamp down on mo(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has threatened to become an activist shareholder in the three banks in which the State holds shares – AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB – if sufficient progress is not made in the weeks ahead. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

The Government has deferred taking action against the banks over the tracker mortgage controversy as some lenders say they will not be able to compens(...)

Paschal, The Admonisher:  will he become The Paschalator and end up with the banks walking all over him?   Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Some of us have been here before. More than once: tribunal chambers, Oireachtas inquiries, courthouses . . . We wouldn’t be hugely confident about t(...)

The Central Bank of Ireland (Dublin HQ above) was harshly criticised by TDs and Senators for the length of time it had taken to hold financial institutions to account over the scandal and accused of a “dereliction of duty” over its handling of the issue. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The prospect of Irish banks facing criminal proceedings after wrongly forcing more than 20,000 homeowners off tracker mortgages was raised by the Cent(...)

Philip Lane, governor of the Central Bank,  arriving for the Oireachtas committee meeting at the Dáil with Derville Rowland (left), director general of finanancial conduct, and Sharoin Donnery (right), deputy governor of Central Bank. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Central Bank was likened to the “dog that doesn’t bark” at the Oireachtas committee over its dealings with 11 banks who wrongly took customers of (...)

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