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Michael Fingleton is taking on the Central Bank
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Michael Fingleton is taking on the Central Bank

Sep 8th 2015, 6:40 PM 14,480 Views 0 Comments

He’s trying to stop it from conducting an inquiry into alleged regulatory breaches.

AIB customer? You may be due money back
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# Cash Back Please

AIB customer? You may be due money back

Aug 19th 2015, 10:27 AM 18,834 Views 11 Comments

Over 110,000 customers will be contacted about claiming their money back.

'We are truly sorry': PTSB says 22 people lost homes because of its mistakes
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# In Arrears

'We are truly sorry': PTSB says 22 people lost homes because of its mistakes

Jul 28th 2015, 10:35 PM 50,394 Views 85 Comments

The admission comes as the company turned its first profit on its core business in eight years.

Watch these fellas clamber all over Dublin landmarks like it ain't no thing
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# Careful Now

Watch these fellas clamber all over Dublin landmarks like it ain't no thing

Jul 6th 2015, 8:30 PM 25,126 Views 25 Comments

Then watch them get arrested. Oh well.

These lads used Dublin as a jungle gym, got caught by the Gardaí, and filmed it all
# Cool Running
# Cool Running

These lads used Dublin as a jungle gym, got caught by the Gardaí, and filmed it all

Jul 6th 2015, 2:54 PM 6,776 Views 3 Comments

Scamps.

Patrick Honohan: Brian Lenihan was "very cross" before I made THAT phonecall
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# Bailout Secret

Patrick Honohan: Brian Lenihan was "very cross" before I made THAT phonecall

Jun 25th 2015, 4:17 PM 12,518 Views 24 Comments

“I knew they wouldn’t be all that happy that I made the announcement, but I didn’t realise they’d be so unhappy.”

Here are the ways that banks are making life hard for vulnerable customers
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Here are the ways that banks are making life hard for vulnerable customers

Jun 24th 2015, 6:20 AM 15,720 Views 30 Comments

An inspection by the Central Bank has found that some lending institutions have bypassed legal representation in dealing with clients.

Could credit unions be on the way out? They're said to be under 'sustained attack'
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# Shadow Of Its Former Self

Could credit unions be on the way out? They're said to be under 'sustained attack'

Jun 23rd 2015, 2:49 PM 25,146 Views 25 Comments

Fianna Fáil thinks the sector is burdened by “excessive regulation and bureaucracy”.

Ireland is now really thinking about what happens if Greece leaves the eurozone
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# Plan B

Ireland is now really thinking about what happens if Greece leaves the eurozone

Jun 19th 2015, 2:25 PM 30,364 Views 157 Comments

The government has confirmed talks with the Central Bank and the NTMA about the implications of Greece exiting the eurozone.

Goodbye: 1c and 2c coins are being scrapped
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# Centless

Goodbye: 1c and 2c coins are being scrapped

Jun 16th 2015, 3:27 PM 30,159 Views 65 Comments

1c and 2c coins are on the way out .

Dublin bride-to-be sentenced for stealing €15k to pay for her wedding
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Dublin bride-to-be sentenced for stealing €15k to pay for her wedding

Jun 12th 2015, 4:42 PM 36,773 Views 0 Comments

The money was due to be destroyed.

One of Ireland's most famous poets is now on a coin
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One of Ireland's most famous poets is now on a coin

Jun 4th 2015, 6:15 AM 20,544 Views 33 Comments

The collector coin has been launched to commemorate the 150th anniversary of WB Yeats’ birth.

The Central Bank spent €55,000 on biscuits last year
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# Taking The Biscuit

The Central Bank spent €55,000 on biscuits last year

May 31st 2015, 2:31 PM 20,013 Views 80 Comments

That’s a lot of biscuits!

The Central Bank's new mortgage rules are slowing lending to house-buyers in a MAJOR way
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# Application Denied

The Central Bank's new mortgage rules are slowing lending to house-buyers in a MAJOR way

May 29th 2015, 12:00 PM 16,007 Views 47 Comments

Year on year growth in mortgage lending has slowed to 12%, its lowest in two years.

Bloxham partner who helped bring down the firm won't pay a cent in fines
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# Sorry Saga

Bloxham partner who helped bring down the firm won't pay a cent in fines

May 21st 2015, 8:14 PM 17,372 Views 0 Comments

Tadhg Gunnell has been banned from similar roles for 10 years.

'The bank guarantee was traumatic, it wasn't pleasant for anyone in the room'
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# No Dissenter

'The bank guarantee was traumatic, it wasn't pleasant for anyone in the room'

May 21st 2015, 6:04 PM 19,232 Views 101 Comments

John Hurley, the former governor of the Central Bank, is before the banking inquiry today .

Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don't drop mortgage rates?
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Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don't drop mortgage rates?

May 19th 2015, 5:55 PM 18,946 Views 79 Comments

The Finance Minister has been meeting with lenders.

Western Union has been leaving the door open for money laundering
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# Dirty Money

Western Union has been leaving the door open for money laundering

May 19th 2015, 4:31 PM 14,047 Views 21 Comments

The company was fined €1.75 million for a string of policy failures.

161,000 credit card customers are in for a €200 windfall...
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# Happy Days

161,000 credit card customers are in for a €200 windfall...

May 12th 2015, 3:32 PM 34,208 Views 14 Comments

Certain card-holders are entitled to redress after paying for insurance they don’t need.

Here's everything you need to know about business this week
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# The Briefcase

Here's everything you need to know about business this week

May 3rd 2015, 9:35 AM 15,659 Views 2 Comments

Everyone was talking about Jean-Claude Trichet and his bling, controversial ads and the governor standing down.

This banker has quietly sacrificed €500,000 to the taxpayer
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# The Guvnor

This banker has quietly sacrificed €500,000 to the taxpayer

May 1st 2015, 12:45 PM 28,922 Views 57 Comments

Most public servants took a pay cut in the recession – but the Central Bank’s governor went further still.

Paddy's day has come: Ireland's top banker to announce early retirement
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# The Guvnor

Paddy's day has come: Ireland's top banker to announce early retirement

Apr 30th 2015, 7:40 PM 15,101 Views 62 Comments

Patrick Honohan is leaving his position a year ahead of schedule.

House prices are marching upwards again
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# Gaffs

House prices are marching upwards again

Apr 28th 2015, 12:17 PM 19,313 Views 48 Comments

Property got a bit cheaper at the start of the year – but that’s changing now.

Bankers were "unwise, rather than criminal" during the Celtic Tiger
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# The Governator

Bankers were "unwise, rather than criminal" during the Celtic Tiger

Apr 9th 2015, 7:48 PM 15,840 Views 96 Comments

But the Central Bank governor also wants to explode a few myths about the banking crisis.

Our banks are making homeowners 'pay way over the odds'
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# Daylight Robbery

Our banks are making homeowners 'pay way over the odds'

Apr 1st 2015, 4:42 PM 22,327 Views 92 Comments

Interest rates in Ireland are way out of step with the rest of Europe.

Things are finally looking better for jobs AND wages
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# Long Time Coming

Things are finally looking better for jobs AND wages

Apr 1st 2015, 1:53 PM 20,867 Views 90 Comments

The Central Bank’s latest forecasts are all pretty good.

The economy is growing fast, but things look bleak for renters
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# Win Some Lose Some

The economy is growing fast, but things look bleak for renters

Mar 25th 2015, 11:30 AM 34,403 Views 125 Comments

The Central Bank’s lending rules could have some bad side effects.

Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof
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# Bad Loans

Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof

Mar 17th 2015, 1:37 PM 17,883 Views 19 Comments

Loans from so-called sub-prime lenders are four times more likely to be in arrears than those from the mainstream banks

Watch: Patrick Honohan bangs table as he comes to 'loggerheads' with Pearse Doherty
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# Notes On A Scandal

Watch: Patrick Honohan bangs table as he comes to 'loggerheads' with Pearse Doherty

Mar 11th 2015, 5:37 PM 20,082 Views 96 Comments

The banking inquiry got animated today.

'The banks weren't showing compassion, they were waiting for an increase in property prices'
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# Repossessions

'The banks weren't showing compassion, they were waiting for an increase in property prices'

Mar 9th 2015, 9:11 AM 15,417 Views 97 Comments

It has been predicted that the number of home repossessions will grow significantly.

How will the new mortgage rules impact first-time buyers?
# No Place Like Home
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# No Place Like Home

How will the new mortgage rules impact first-time buyers?

Feb 28th 2015, 11:15 AM 15,554 Views 29 Comments

It’s tough out there. How tough?

Banks ordered to be extra careful with 'high-risk customers' like political figures
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# Bad Banks

Banks ordered to be extra careful with 'high-risk customers' like political figures

Feb 17th 2015, 4:25 PM 11,952 Views 21 Comments

The Central Bank has found problems across the local industry.

The Central Bank still doesn't know what to do with its golden ball
# Stay Or Go?
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# Stay Or Go?

The Central Bank still doesn't know what to do with its golden ball

Feb 16th 2015, 6:02 PM 21,278 Views 64 Comments

The Crann an Oir sculpture was unveiled in 1991 by Charles Haughey.

Ulster Bank is cutting its mortgage rates
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# Race To The Bottom

Ulster Bank is cutting its mortgage rates

Feb 4th 2015, 3:38 PM 14,494 Views 14 Comments

This follows moves by First Permanent TSB and Bank of Ireland.

This is what 2015 will look like for jobs and pay cheques*
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# Tell Us More

This is what 2015 will look like for jobs and pay cheques*

Feb 3rd 2015, 11:02 AM 18,331 Views 4 Comments

*According to the Central Bank’s latest update, that is.

The Briefcase: Shamrock for sale, an Apple record and some new Greeks in town
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# Inbox Me

The Briefcase: Shamrock for sale, an Apple record and some new Greeks in town

Feb 1st 2015, 10:34 AM 13,525 Views 2 Comments

This was the week in business.

Irish people easily have the worst mortgage debts in the eurozone
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# In The Red

Irish people easily have the worst mortgage debts in the eurozone

Jan 30th 2015, 8:54 AM 16,189 Views 70 Comments

CSO figures also revealed that young people are carrying too much debt.

Today's top stories in 6 seconds
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# Lunch Fix

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Jan 28th 2015, 1:14 PM 6,324 Views 2 Comments

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

Average earner saving a €30,000 home deposit? Enda says that's 'achievable'
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# The New Rules

Average earner saving a €30,000 home deposit? Enda says that's 'achievable'

Jan 28th 2015, 12:04 PM 35,342 Views 125 Comments

Strict new lending rules are coming in. But first-time buyers are still being allowed borrow 90% of a property’s value, up to €220,000.

Here's what €220,000 will get you as a first-home buyer across the country
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# Shopping Around

Here's what €220,000 will get you as a first-home buyer across the country

Jan 28th 2015, 10:37 AM 29,577 Views 41 Comments

The Central Bank has announced a 10% minimum deposit for new buyers on properties under that price.