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Climate change is one of the most pressing issues in the world today and the ever-increasing demand for green lending and sustainability-linked loans reflects these concerns. Photograph: iStock

Under The World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) terms, green lending is defined as a form of financing that enables borrowers to (...)

According to, the difference between a five-year fixed rate of 3 per cent on a 30-year €250,000 mortgage and a 2.7 per cent discounted fixed rate on a green mortgage adds up to €2,400

A relatively recent feature of the home loan market is the green mortgage, which offers homebuyers a discounted rate for more environmentally-friendly(...)

‘Funds must also be categorised into one of three categories: funds which promote environmental or social characteristics; funds with a sustainable investment objective; and all other funds’
How green is my fund?

Green investing has been increasing in popularity in line with the growth in awareness of the impact of climate change and other sustainability issues(...)

Green Bonds  are a natural result of the vast amounts of capital required to facilitate the transition to a more sustainable economy

For all the talk of green bonds they are only a small part of the story when it comes to the way in which financial instruments can tackle climate cha(...)

Ken Fennell, who is leaving his position as head of restructuring at Deloitte to join UK firm Interpath. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Interpath Advisory, a UK-based corporate restructuring and insolvency firm, is planning to build up a practice in the Republic with 120 staff within t(...)

 Ted Duggan, who ran a pub and was in huge debt, talks about going through the personal insolvency arrangement process.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ted Duggan endured a tough decade since losing his pub business. For years, the Co Meath man ignored his debts until a friend suggested he seek help t(...)

The real driver of increased prices, at least until recent months, has been increased safety. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA

The price of some of Ireland’s most popular cars has ballooned by more than €10,000 in the past decade, as the average price paid for a new car has r(...)

It would mark quite a move to introduce a new tax rate. Illustration: Getty

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar led some to hope that real incomes could rise with the possible introduction of a new 30 per cent income tax rate last month. H(...)

KPMG Ireland managing partner Seamus Hand. ‘We believe that the acquisition of KMCS is a great opportunity, representing another component of our growth strategy.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

KPMG in Ireland has acquired Dublin-based construction project and cost consultancy firm KMCS for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 1954, KMCS provide(...)

GAA president  Larry McCarthy and director general  Tom Ryan with St Fechin’s GAA juvenile players (back row, from left): Aaron Riley and Tom Rock; (front row, from left): Tom Riley, Aoibhinn Corrigan, Isobel Walsh, Máire Keane, Doireann Bruton and James Cooney during GAA national strategy launch at St Fechin’s GAA club in Termonfeckin, Co Louth. Photograph:  Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

The GAA has unveiled its latest strategic plan to take the association up until 2026. The report, ‘Aontas 2026: Towards One GAA For All’ was launched (...)

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