Green Party leader Eamon Ryan celebrates with his sons, Jack and Tom, after he was elected in  Dublin Bay South on the first count. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

If you came fresh to the Green Party’s performance in the general election, you would be reaching for the superlatives. Here was a party that was vot(...)

 Catherine Murphy, Co-leader Social Democrats, who has been elected in Kildare North. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The count is all over in Punchestown and there are several familiar faces – and one new one – bound for Dáil Éireann to represent Kildare North. Soc(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy topped the poll here in 2016, and there is little to suggest she won’t repeat the trick this time out. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kildare North (four seats) Current: 1 FG, 2 FF, 1 Soc Dem Kildare is the heart of the commuter belt, and as such, infrastructure and quality of life(...)

Thomas McFeely: claims that a  five-year extension   would be unfair, disproportionate and oppressive and  that he is  being  unfairly singled out from other bankrupts

Priory Hall developer Thomas McFeely has urged the High Court to refuse an “oppressive” bid to extend his bankruptcy by another five years. The offici(...)

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy:  “I am satisfied that, absent any specific statutory provision relieving Bank of Scotland [the new owner] from the mandatory obligation of becoming registered as owner of a charge in respect of which it wishes to exercise any of the powers conferred . . . it must become registered as the owner of the relevant charge on the relevant folio, if it wishes to exercise the statutory powers conferred.”

Comments by a Supreme Court judge on a matter of law could have implications for many hundreds of distressed mortgages loaned by the former Bank of Sc(...)

Eighteen people were adjudicated bankrupt during a hearing lasting less than one hour at the High Court on Monday.

Eighteen people were adjudicated bankrupt during a hearing lasting less than one hour at the High Court on Monday. Ms Justice Caroline Costello(...)

Gerard Killally: High Court had decided his exit from bankruptcy should be postponed for a year arising out of his conviction for stealing €18,000 worth of refrigeration equipment from his bankrupt estate. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

Former Fianna Fáil politician Gerard Killally has lost his appeal against a decision extending his term of bankruptcy for a year because of a convicti(...)

AIB’s  latest write off  was from the mortgage of a couple with three children living in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

AIB has written off more than €170,000 in mortgage debt owed by a couple in Dublin and allowed them to keep their home. (...)

Debt resolution

Since the onset of the financial crisis, a striking feature has been the slowness of creditors and debtors to resolve their debt difficulties. Banks h(...)

An avalanche of bankruptcy cases are expected next month following the commencement of legislation that shortens the bankruptcy terms from 12 to three(...)

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