European Central Bank president Mario Draghi arriving for an EU summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: AFP Photo/Thierry Charlier

The European Central Bank is holding to its position that its president, Mario Draghi, will not go before the Oireachtas banking inquiry in spite of t(...)

Denis Brosnan: “If you worked in a multinational you saw no recession in the past five or six years. If you worked in a small business you’ve either gone out of business or you’re still struggling to survive”

The Government needs to put more money into the pockets of consumers so that SMEs in Ireland can feel the benefit of the economic recovery, former Ke(...)

Mickey O’Rourke:, said revenues at Setanta’s Irish business amount to about €30 million annually. Photograph: Eric Luke

Setanta Sports is planning to launch a high-definition channel and a player service that will allow for online playback of its channels as part of a (...)

 Mickey O’Rourke, Setanta Sports. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

“That’s Asia and that’s Kazakhstan on that screen there,” says Mickey O’Rourke, co-founder and owner of Setanta Sports, pointing at various monitors a(...)

 Banking inquiry chairman Ciarán Lynch:    would not put a cost on the increased security around the 30,000-plus documents that it has received from various banks and institutions in recent months Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry is in discussions with the Director of Public Prosecutions about the possibility of compelling certain former director(...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher. His pay has remained unchanged since 2013.

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher waived an additional €51,000 from his remuneration last year as his total pay package remained unchange(...)

PTSB wants to consolidate the number of shares in issue from the current  36.5 billion to 365 million. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Permanent TSB plans to cut the number of shares in issue next month before raising €525 million in new capital from external investors. The company wa(...)

Philip Smith and his legal team arrived at the Employment Appeals Tribunal earlier this month. Photograph: Dave Meehan

They say there’s no smoke without fire and so it proved yesterday at the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT), where Philip Smith’s constructive dismissa(...)

John Sheehy is the latest senior executive to leave Liberty in recent months

Liberty Insurance’s head of claims John Sheehy has left the role after two years with the company. Staff were informed of his departure and told that(...)

Philip Smith, former chief executive of RSA Ireland, arriving at the Employment Appeals Tribunal. The tribunal heard that Mr Smith rang the chairman of the company’s Irish board on the day the terms of an internal financial inquiry were being framed. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Former RSA Ireland chief executive Philip Smith rang the chairman of the insurer’s Irish board and asked: “Can you do your best for me?” on the day th(...)