BoI appoints Brian Evans as head of its manufacturing sector team

Bank of Ireland has appointed Brian Evans as head of its manufacturing sector team within its business banking unit, as it seeks to beef up its presen(...)

 Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton has unveiled a “Save to Buy” initiative for first-time buyers

Housing will be front and centre in the general election campaign that officially kicks off today. There will be two strands to the debate: creating t(...)

Hotel revenues last year were “very close” to €16m, putting it back at pre-recession levels

The five-star Conrad Hotel in Dublin is getting an €8 million makeover that its owners hope will build on its success last year when it achieved a nea(...)

 The Berkeley Court Hotel,  or Clyde Court, on Lansdowne Road, Dublin, which  closed  on January 1st. Demolition on the building is expected to begin towards the second half   of this month. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Chartered Land, the property group run by Irish developer Joe O’Reilly, has appointed contractors to demolish the former Berkeley Court hotel site in (...)

The Central Bank was legally prohibited from providing emergency liquidity to an insolvent institution

A scoping paper produced in the Department of Finance in January 2008 considered potential guarantee options, nationalisation and letters of comfort f(...)

There was a big entry to the Christmas quiz and plenty of you got all the correct answers. The winner is John Kelly from Rathfarnham in Dublin. Congr(...)

Brian Lenihan: any change to the terms of the guarantee would have required “further discussions”. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government included short-term interbank deposits in its bank guarantee in 2008, despite a request from the European Central Bank president Jean-(...)

Michael O’Flynn: Blackstone has given property developer €5 million to fit out 137 apartments in the Elysian tower in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

It was once a symbol of the Celtic Tiger boom but the Elysian tower in Cork city could now be a emblem for the recovery following an agreement betwee(...)

 Minister for Communications Alex White: proposed acquisition  now goes to Minister for approval. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Setanta Sports by Eir, Ireland’s biggest telecoms group. (...)

Former chief executive of Irish Nationwide,  Michael Fingleton also changed the interest rate on a loan offer without noting the date of change. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A loan increase of £10 million (€13m) was approved by Irish Nationwide’s chief executive Michael Fingleton and paid to a customer without sufficient b(...)