Called to appear at the banking inquiry: Richie Boucher, Michael Buckley, Richard Burrows, Laurence Crowley, Frank Daly, Donal Forde, Robert Gallagher, Dermot Gleeson, Brian Goggin, Cormac McCarthy, Brendan McDonagh, Eugene Sheehy, Michael Torpey

Former executives of BofI, AIB, Ulster Bank summoned to appear

Ulster Bank chief executive Jim Brown said the results were a “clear signal” that its strategy was working and “evidence of sustained progress across all areas of the bank”.

Bank made an operating profit of €752m last year

Sir Anthony O’Reilly has been gradually winding down his stake in INM since losing control of the business in 2012. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

Disposal would have been worth at least €1.3m

 Economist Alan Ahearne: his report on the role of the reduced VAT rate in restoring competitiveness in Ireland’s tourism industry was published at the “Strength in Resilience” conference. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Reduced rate for tourism services introduced mid-2011 meant to be a temporary measure

Numbers down in 2014 but compensation rose by 2.4 per cent to €954,916

Greet Reit chief executive Pat Gunne (right) and director Stephen Vernon. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Property group’s interim results showed steep rise in profits and in rental income

The State owns 99.8 per cent of AIB’s ordinary shares and also holds €3.5 billion in preference shares and €1.6 billion in contingent capital notes

Appointment follows tender process and comes after selection of advisers by the State in relation to AIB

Revenue’s Offshore Assets Group undertakes investigations into possible tax offences arising from offshore bank accounts held by Irish residents. Some €9.21 million was collected by Revenue in 2014 from this unit’s work, down from the €14.87 million it gathered in the previous year.

Probes since 2001 into offshore accounts include €4.6m from Irish HSBC customers

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