NTR chairman Tom Roche. The annual meeting is the obvious platform for Roche or, if he feels conflicted given his control of Woodford Capital , one of the non-execs, to outline the plan for NTR’s future that has been drafted behind the scenes. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Bottom Line: investors have been kept in the dark about Woodford Capital plan

Tramore beach earlier this year. Such storms resulted in €44.3 million being paid out in claims by FBD to about 9,000 customers. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Increase in claims as economic activity gathers momentum

Leinster’s Isaac Boss in action in a preseason game against Northampton. Bank of Ireland’s current deal with Leinster was due to expire at the end of this coming season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Bank of Ireland renews sponsorship believed to be worth close to €6m

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

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