Bank of Ireland was one of the main movers on the day, up 2.1 per cent at closing to 29.1 cent. Traders said 280 million shares changed hands on the day, and it was the most traded stock on the exchange. Photograph: Frank Miller

Gains for Bank of Ireland and for shares exposed to Irish economic recovery

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Simon Harris. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

Ireland can adopt ‘wait-and-see’ approach on tax breaks, says Department of Finance

The  Powerscourt Hotel in Co Wicklow

Brehon is seeking to establish itself as a major investment and development group in recovering Irish economy

Hotel Fitzpatrick Manhattan: Fitzpatrick Hotels recorded an after-tax profit of $1.8 million, down from $2.3 million in the previous year.

Manhattan hotel group achieved $6.9m discount on Bank of Scotland (Ireland) loans

“Pressure on profitability will persist in Italy, Portugal and Spain, but improve in Ireland, whilst tight funding conditions and bank reliance on ECB funds will ease,” Moody’s says.  Photograph: Bloomberg

Ratings agency says asset quality of Irish banks will improve

Jeremy Masding: still numerous legacy issues to be tidied up. One  is the funding drag caused by its €12.9 billion tracker mortgage book in Ireland.

Bank ‘still heavily loss-making’, according to chief executive

Permanent TSB chief executive Jeremy Masding at a briefing yesterday about the bank’s interim results.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Write-offs for year to date up nearly sevenfold on same period last year

Rosheen McGuckian: “I’m not secretly driven, I know that for a fact.” photograph: brenda fitzsimons

Although she never set out to be a chief executive, Rosheen McGuckian has proved a dab hand at it

Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller: Faces shareholder backlash over pension deal. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Proposed €190.7m cost of settling its long-running dispute with workers subject of strong objections

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