The Central Bank of Ireland is placing an emphasis on requests for firms to file specific data relating to issues thrown up as they deal with the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank has granted banks, fund managers and insurers brief respite in meeting deadlines for a series of regular regulatory reports, as super(...)

Suddenly another 45,000 accounts, and counting, are at risk of default. File photograph: The Irish Times

The decision by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland to open talks with regulators on extending the time frame for mortgage-payment breaks fo(...)

Brian Hayes, chief executive of the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Borrowers who have been hit financially by Covid-19 could be offered a six-month break on their mortgage payments if talks between the banks’ lobbying(...)

Some older people are at risk of financial abuse due to restrictions introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a charity has said. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Some older people are at risk of financial abuse due to restrictions introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a charity has said. Sean Mo(...)

 ‘Pat the Banker’: with a background in health, politics and banking, Pat Farrell is no stranger to the challenges that come with representing a maligned sector.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If Pat Farrell had trouble being painted as the bogeyman, his working life would have been a nightmare. In the more than 45 years since he left school(...)

Guests at the Ibec Business Leaders Conference 2020 in the Convention Centre: it is not in Sinn Féin’s interests to bust the economy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Business people are the ultimate pragmatists and the election proved as much. If Ibec’s chief executive Danny McCoy had been tearing around Mondello r(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald celebrates with supporters after she is  elected at the RDS count centre. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

According to the Central Bank of Ireland’s latest quarterly commentary on the health of the Irish economy, underlying investment activity by domestic (...)

Brian Hayes, chief executive of Banking and Payments Federation Ireland: “People need to be relaxed about this.”

Senior members of the Irish business world envisage no difficulty developing a working partnership with Sinn Féin, should the left-leaning party be pa(...)

 KBC Group CEO Johan Thijs: ‘What is still an annoying thing is all the tracker mortgage stuff and, honestly, we would recommend to Central Bank of Ireland: come on, guys, turn the page.’ Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

The dreaded B-word hovered malevolently over the banking sector, like most areas of Irish economic and political life, in 2019. Fears over the impact(...)

Apartments at the 22-storey Capital Dock building at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin’s docklands – the tallest residential tower in the city. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland isn’t building enough new homes each year. So said the Central Bank of Ireland on Tuesday in a detailed economic letter that assessed populati(...)

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