Britvic’s Kevin Donnelly with Minister for Food Simon Coveney seeing off the first export batch of Ballygowan from Limerick to the UK. Photograph: Press 22

Ballygowan Natural Mineral Water, Energise Sport to become Dublin’s new partners

The euro’s decline has bolstered the spending power of employees in Ireland – mostly working for US multi-nationals or the American Government – on dollar contracts. Photograph: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Government’s Special Assignee Relief Programme to be utilised more due to value of US dollar

Irish banking inquiry: the so-called nexus phase will hear evidence from those involved in the €64bn bailout. Photograph: David Sleator

Banking investigation will move focus to Nama, regulators and bankers

Michael Noonan: said the Central Bank of Ireland’s disposal strategy for the bonds acquired following the liquidation of IBRC and the exchange of the Anglo promissory notes  remains unchanged. Photograph: Alan Betson

Holding of notes will not affect Central Bank of Ireland’s ability to buy bonds, says Noonan

Pensions Ombudsman Paul Kenny says  in “most cases”, the effect of the reduction in payment would “last for the lifetime of the pensioner”. Photograph: Johnny Bambury/MQ Photo

Pensions Ombudsman makes comments to Oireachtas finance committee

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland says the measures may have impact on house building.

New measures will bring ‘significant challenges’ for lenders’ systems and processes

It is understood that Bank of Ireland’s cheque clearing volumes on the island of Ireland have roughly halved in the past five years to 240,000 paper items per day.

Plan will affect 130 bank staff and could involve voluntary redundancies

Professor Edward Kane of Boston College

Supervisors ‘ignore dangerous risky financial behaviour’ during good times

The offices of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation: IBRC closed nine transactions with a combined face value of €18.7 billion while Nama completed 16 deals worth €10.1 billion.

Liquidators accounted for 36 per cent of the total of commercial real estate sales in 2014

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