Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said he was “disappointed” at Carb’s decision. Photograph: Alan Betson

Investigation not to begin before banking inquiry ends

Last year, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan increased the “imputed or notional distribution of assets”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Plan ‘is to reduce the risk that owners will outlive their retirement funds’

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange yesterday.The  DAX Index climbed 0.3 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Bank of Ireland rises 1.27 per cent to 32 cent, AIB climbs 7.14 per cent to 12 cent

Lazard, the international investment bank, is handling the sale of Quinn Glass which was renamed Encirc at the start of the year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Encirc employs 1,000 people and has annual revenues of more than €300m

 Alan Byrne, editor and chief executive of The Racing Post, at the launch of the Irish Racing Post with Rory McIlroy and Ruby Walsh in 2010. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Move secures future of racing bible

Coolmore Australia principal Tom Magnier: led campaign against proposed coalmine. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Magnier family stud wins three-year battle against proposed development

Brian Lenihan: correspondence with former Anglo Irish Bank chairman relates to late January 2009 and early February 2009. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Family of bankrupt ex-billionaire wants Drumm email password broken

The loans being put on the block were originally taken out by customers of Bank of Scotland Ireland during the boom before it became a unit of Lloyds.

Oaktree Capital, Goldman Sachs and Kildare Partners already active in Irish market

Eason’s acquisition of two retail units in Cork brings its total footprint there to six outlets. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Acquisition will add about €5m in turnover to book and stationary retailer

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