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The regulator said individuals in RSA Insurance Ireland were able to “deliberately manipulate claim reserve estimates” by setting aside less money than needed for large insurance loss claims. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The Central Bank of Ireland has fined RSA Insurance Ireland €3.5 million for regulatory breaches relating to the accounting scandal at the general ins(...)

Ulster Unionist Assembly member Mike Nesbitt, former Ireland international Trevor Ringland and Rev John Dunlop. File photographs: The Irish Times/Inpho

A “civic unionism” group of more than 100 people from various sections of Northern Irish society has challenged what it says is a nationalist assumpti(...)

Mike Nesbitt: among the former Ulster Unionist Party leaders who joined 400 delegates at the party’s annual conference in the Armagh City Hotel on Saturday.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Three former Ulster Unionist Party leaders – Mike Nesbitt, Tom Elliott and Reg Empey – joined 400 delegates at the party’s annual conference in the Ar(...)

RSA Insurance Ireland: three former staff have been fined a combined £182,000 (€206,090) by the UK Financial Reporting Council.

Three former RSA Insurance Ireland staff have been fined a combined £182,000 (€206,090) under sanctions tied to an investigation by a UK accounting wa(...)

Former DUP minister Jonathan Bell  is standing for re-election as an independent unionist. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

All eyes will be on the Strangford constituency in the upcoming Assembly election to see how rebel politician Jonathan Bell does against his old part(...)

Members of Sinn Fein  in the Great Hall at Stormont, Belfast. Outgoing Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has announced a public inquiry into the North’s Renewable Heat Incentive controversy.  File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Outgoing Sinn Féin Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has announced that he is to institute a public inquiry into the North’s Renewable Heat Inc(...)

The seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont, in Belfast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has strongly indicated that it would like Northern Ireland politicians to hold back on an inquiry into the £1.2(...)

The Northern Assembly’s fiance committee called on Sinn Féin Minister of Finance Máirtín  Ó Muilleoir should stand aside pending the outcome of an investigation. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The pressure on the Sinn Féin Minister of Finance Máirtín O Muilleoir has intensified after the Northern Assembly’s finance committee called on him to(...)

Arlene Foster: she denied the DUP decision to support the Leave campaign in the Brexit referendum was a mistake

Arlene Foster has been accused of engaging in a “breathtaking reverse ferret” after she and Martin McGuinness wrote to the British prime minister to (...)

Wreaths are thrown overboard during the commemoration that took place in Belfast on HMS Caroline on the centenary of the Battle of Jutland:  some 350 Irish sailors were lost  in that terrible event which remains the biggest clash between battleships in history. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Irish sailors killed in the first World War were remembered on Tuesday in conditions quite unlike those they experienced at sea in those tumultuous ye(...)

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