The Department of Finance has been urged to demand the EU relaxes Ireland’s fiscal spending rules after senior officials admitted the housing crisis and other social issues are a “risk” that cannot be ignored.
Fri, 07 Jul, 2017
Fri, 18 Nov, 2016
The winner of the controversial multi-billion euro Project Eagle Nama deal paid two firms heavily involved in a previous bid stg£15m for help "accessing" Finance Minister Michael Noonan and "the Northern Ireland executive".
Thu, 17 Nov, 2016
After eight years, €64bn in bailout money, dozens of banking inquiry witnesses, and one hugely controversial blanket guarantee, former taoiseach Brian Cowen will finally give his side of the story on what caused the economic crisis.
Thu, 02 Jul, 2015
Former IBRC chairman Alan Dukes has criticised remarks made by a top civil servant and said Department of Finance officials adopted an “attitude of suspicion” towards the bank that led to “unproductive tensions” between both sides.
Sat, 16 May, 2015
The new rules for mortgage lending will have less of an impact on the property market than “people might think”, according to the governor of the Central Bank, Patrick Honohan, who said their aim was to prevent another housing bubble from forming.
Thu, 29 Jan, 2015
The country’s largest trade union has claimed the Central Bank’s plans to require homebuyers to have a 20% deposit in place for a mortgage “will put home ownership beyond the reach of thousands of individuals and couples”.
Wed, 21 Jan, 2015
A senior official with the Department of Finance has told the High Court that promissory notes issued in 2010 by the finance minister to recapitalise Anglo Irish Bank and other institutions for €31bn were “unusual” instruments but not unlawful.
Thu, 10 Oct, 2013