Aer Lingus aircraft at Dublin airport. The airline is in good shape at present, arguably enjoying some of its best trading years since the Irish economy collapsed in  2008. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It’s six months since Willie Walsh first tabled a bid for Aer Lingus. It’s four months since Aer Lingus told the stock market that it was willing to r(...)

The five-star Monart hotel and spa in Co Wexford. It is included in the sale of Ulster Bank’s Project Coney portfolio to Sankaty Advisers

Ulster Bank has agreed the sale of its Project Coney portfolio to Sankaty Advisers, a US-based affiliate of investment group Bain Capital. The portfo(...)

Michael Noonan: he wants the banks to conduct publicity campaigns to inform customers of their options in securing a lower rate

Some 300,000 people with standard variable rate (SVR) home loans look set to benefit from reduced monthly mortgage payments from July.Minister for Fi(...)

US stocks fluctuated in early trading, as investors weighed the timing for higher interest rates amid data showing the fastest rise in consumer prices in two years.  Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

European stocks were little changed, posting their biggest weekly gain since mid-April. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slipped less than 0.1 per cent to (...)

AIB is implementing its second SVR rate cut in six months, which will reduce its headline rate to 3.9 per cent from 4.15 per cent

Bank of Ireland has told Minister for Finance Michael Noonan its focus will be on guiding customers into switching to its lower fixed-term rates.The I(...)

Mr Noonan said there was agreement from all lenders that customers should have access to more competitive mortgage products

Homeowners with standard variable mortgages (SVR) look set to benefit from reduced interest rates from July.Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said h(...)

John Hurley: made clear to the inquiry he thought the government’s decision to separate out financial regulation more than a decade ago was a “mistake”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

He’s no Floyd Mayweather but former Central Bank of Ireland governor John Hurley can bob and weave with the best of them. Several times yesterday memb(...)

John Hurley appearing at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday.  John Hurley at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday.

Liquidating one of the Irish banks was “not an option” on the night of the bank guarantee in September 29th 2008, the former Central Bank of Ireland g(...)

Established in 1992, Applegreen has 98 forecourts in the Republic,

Irish fuel group Petrogas is preparing to press the button on an initial public offering of its Applegreen service station business. The Irish (...)

File photograph of Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny has been called to give evidence at the banking inquiry, along with Tánaiste Joan Burton. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan are among 12 people sent letters today by the Oireachtas banking in(...)