The State currently owns 99.8 per cent of AIB, 99.2 per cent of PTSB and about 15 per cent of Bank of Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Finance is looking to hire consultants to advise it on strategic options for the State’s shareholdings in AIB, Bank of Ireland and P(...)

David Duffy (left), Chief Executive, and Myles O’Grady, Director of Finance , at the presentation of the AIB Annual results, at Ballsbridge, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Department of Finance is to tender for corporate advisers to assist it in developing a strategy for the State’s shareholdings in the domest(...)

Julian Yarr: delighted A&L “has again been recognised”

So that’s the accountants. Next, the lawyers. They are all very, very happy chappies (and lassies) over at A&L Goodbody, after winning the FT/Merg(...)

According to the Law Society’s Law Directory, which contains figures for February 22nd this year, 19 of the top 20 firms saw an increase in their solicitor numbers in the first two months of 2013.

Given that most of Ireland’s big law firms so assiduously guard even their most basic financial information, outsiders will gratefully seize on(...)