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Dublin: 12 °C Monday 23 October, 2017


# loans - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

'No ifs, no buts, no education cuts' - Students from across the country march through Dublin

The government is being accused of “kicking the can down the road” on education funding.

# loans - Friday 22 September, 2017

Bank ad ordered to be changed after child shown wearing puffy jacket in car seat

AIB was found to be in breach of the advertisers’ code.

# loans - Friday 14 April, 2017

'Why were only three bidders selected?': Call for investigation into Nama sale of Project Tolka

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath has called on the C&AG to investigate the sale of a Nama portfolio.

# loans - Monday 20 February, 2017

Bank of Ireland 'Fomo' loans for students branded as 'irresponsible'

The loans were only offered to a select number of students at Dublin City University.

# loans - Monday 9 January, 2017

'Out of the blue, we got a letter to say our loans had been sold to a vulture fund'

Housing has become the biggest issue for hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland.

# loans - Monday 2 January, 2017

'The Central Bank is in the dark' over how many business loans vulture funds own

Michael McGrath said that the situation was “incredible”.

# loans - Monday 25 July, 2016

Ireland's local authorities are over €4 billion in debt

Minister Simon Coveney says he doesn’t believe that any of the loans are unsustainable.

# loans - Thursday 9 June, 2016

New law to grant extra powers to allow the Siteserv inquiry get on with work

The ongoing investigation into the IBRC and the Siteserv deal has been held up by strict issues of legal confidentiality.

# loans - Friday 13 May, 2016

One of the country's top golf courses, Druids Glen, has gone into examinership

Druids Glen says despite the court proceedings it will be a case of “business as usual” at the course.

# loans - Thursday 25 February, 2016

# loans - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Football fans offered loans of up to €30,000 to pay for Euro 2016 trip

One TD has warned that the loans are reminiscent of “the economic euphoria” of the boom.

# loans - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

AIB is going to start paying back some of those billions to Ireland

Shareholders will vote today on a number of measures.

# loans - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

What on earth is this Siteserv story all about - and why is it back in the news?

Denis O’Brien, IBRC and an obsessive TD are all part of tangled web of controversy.

'Very good man' who stole almost €1.7 million from Credit Union jailed

The total net loss amounted to €453,300 as he was repaying debts he already had with the banks.

# loans - Friday 26 June, 2015

The IBRC gave A LOT of commercial borrowers really good interest rates

A parliamentary question has revealed that as many as 40% of commercial loans had interest rates of less than 2%.

# loans - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Jury in Sean FitzPatrick trial asked to return next Wednesday

The judge said there were “unforeseen matters” in the case.

# loans - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

The government says it saved over €10bn by complaining to the Troika

Some people still think we could have got a better deal, however.

# loans - Monday 6 April, 2015

'We will pay': Greece agrees to IMF loan repayment

The country’s finance minister has promised deep reform.

# loans - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Two men and two women in Clare charged over illegal money lending

The four were among a group of 11 people arrested in garda raids in 2013.

# loans - Monday 16 February, 2015

# loans - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Euro takes a wallop as ECB plays hardball with Greece

The central bank will no longer accept Greek debt as collateral for loans.

# loans - Monday 5 January, 2015

What's the best credit rating score and how do you find out yours?

These are some of the most common questions house buyers ask.

# loans - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

# loans - Friday 31 October, 2014

SMEs will soon to able to access €800m from Ireland's newest bank

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland is hoped to be up and running by the end of the year.

# loans - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Why the state's new investment bank will do little to help Irish SMEs

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) will be open for business this week.

# loans - Monday 20 October, 2014

About 138 SMEs a day are asking Bank of Ireland for loans

And they say they are approving 87% of them.

# loans - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Mission Accomplished: Michael Noonan confirms the deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion

The Minister for Finance is having a pretty good Saturday.

# loans - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Easier access to loans for Irish SMEs, hopefully

Interest discount among perks for small business signing up for struggling microfinance scheme.

# loans - Monday 11 August, 2014

Junior doctors won't bother staying in Ireland unless tax breaks are introduced

Students on the Graduate Entry Programme are required to pay full fees of up to €16,000 per year.

# loans - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Nearly 60% of Credit Unions are subject to lending restrictions

The restrictions are designed to limit the amount of a single loan.

# loans - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Commercial vehicle sales drive higher small business lending at Bank of Ireland

Lending to SMEs at the bank is up by 7% compared to the first half of last year.

# loans - Friday 20 June, 2014

NAMA completes largest ever loan transaction at €5.6bn

It consisted mostly of loans secured on assets in Northern Ireland.

# loans - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Nama pays developers €11 million every year in wages

The state’s bad bank has revealed a list of its wage categories for 134 developers.

# loans - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

New scheme would help first-time buyers get foot on property ladder

The scheme, which is being examined by the Department of Finance, would see the State guarantee a proportion of mortgages.

NAMA sells loan for Ireland's tallest building

The loans for the Elysian Tower, along with a number of other properties in Ireland, the UK and Germany, were sold yesterday to Blackstone Real Estate.

# loans - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Watch: Minister heckled at public meeting

An angry property developer confronted Junior Minister for Small Business at a business networking meeting.

# loans - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Too much debt and not enough houses: Ireland's creditless recovery is here to stay

We’re too focused on paying down our existing debt burden to consider new lending, says a new report.

# loans - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Jury yet to reach a verdict in Anglo trial

Today is day 45 of the trial which has heard evidence from 54 witnesses.

# loans - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

The government has sold thousands of mortgage owners 'down the river' - Donnelly

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly accused the government of failing to take the welfare of “tens of thousands of men, women and children” into account when selling mortgage loans to US hedge funds.

# loans - Friday 4 April, 2014

NAMA sells €5.4bn Northern Ireland loan book but won't disclose sale price

The loan portfolio, codenamed Project Eagle, has been sold to New York based investment firm Cerberus.

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