Shaen Corbet

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AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne. Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

For once it might have paid off for an Irish finance minister to listen to a banker. Last December, AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne told the Oirea(...)

 An increase in per-student funding will be costly no matter how it is done. However, with an income-contingent loan the costs to the taxpayer are substantially lower since the burden is shared with graduates

In March of last year, the final report of the expert group on future funding for higher education (the Cassells report) was published. It concluded t(...)

Under pressure: students may get the points, but can they get the finance  to go on to third-level education?  Photograph: Eric Luke

A student loan scheme linked to graduates’ income would not hinder access to higher education by poorer students, an Oireachtas committee has heard. (...)

 Gary Palmer, Irish Debt Securities Association

As global investors fled Ireland amid the panic of 2009, US hedge fund Davidson Kempner spied an opportunity: It set up a company in Dublin to mop up (...)

Deirdre Somers, chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange, has called the lack of government action on CFDs “outrageous” as it is  incentivising the market to be “totally opaque and fundamentally, as proven before, destructive”. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The government still hasn’t implemented European rules that require more disclosure for contracts for difference (CFDs), almost a year after they were(...)