Graduates who are serious about developing a successful career need to be versatile and flexible about the demands of the job market. Photograph: Getty Images

The graduates of 2016 face a more upbeat economic climate than their recent counterparts. While things are certainly looking up, change comes slowly(...)

In March AIB’s chief financial officer Mark Bourke said its capital levels were “massively and comfortably” above the minimum ECB target

AIB’s riskiest bonds are among the worst performing in Europe this year as investors fret over the bank’s failure to disclose a key regulatory capita(...)

 Former assistant manager at AIB in Clondalkin, Owen Travers (61) with an address at Glen Easton Square, Leixlip, Co Kildare, leaving the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court where he pleaded guilty to 15 counts of theft from seven customers. Photograph: Collins Courts

A “respected and trusted” Dublin assistant bank manager who stole more than €127,000 from customers who were also his friends will be sentenced in Jul(...)

In a major coup for Dublin, Marija Aslimoska of Parfumarija has secured the rights to sell products from one of the oldest and most famous pharmacies in the world, Santa Maria Novella in Florence

Florentine Fragrances In a major coup for Dublin, Marija Aslimoska of Parfumarija in the Westbury Centre has secured the rights to sell the fragrance(...)

A solicitor who took out a fraudulent mortgage after his father’s law firm got into trouble with the Law Society has avoided a prison sentence. File photograph: Mostafa Fawzy/Getty Images

A solicitor who took out a fraudulent mortgage after his father’s law firm got into trouble with the Law Society has avoided a prison sentence. Decla(...)

Bord Bia chief executive Aidan Cotter: “The lifting of international sanctions on Iran opens the way for Irish food exporters to explore trading opportunities in the second largest economy in the Middle East.”

Ireland’s two main banks still refuse to facilitate financial transactions with Iran – the Middle East’s second largest economy – despite the lifting(...)

KPMG managing partner Shaun Murphy: “Continued economic growth has provided opportunities for Irish-based businesses to expand their operations.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fee income among Ireland’s top four accountancy firms rose by 16 per cent last year, new figures compiled by The Irish Times’ business database Top10(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “No irretrievable decision has been taken yet to go ahead [with an AIB share sale] in the final quarter in the year, but we’ll have to take a decision in the early days of the government to meet the timelines.’’  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

One of the first tasks facing a new government is deciding whether to push ahead with a share sale in Allied Irish Banks by the end of this year, Mini(...)

“There is no perceived change in market sentiment towards Ireland either from the election results, the lack of a government or Brexit,” Mr Noonan said. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Joe Brennan, Mark Hilliard Ireland’s ongoing efforts to form a government have had no impact on market sentiment to date, Minister for Finance Micha(...)

Accountant Alan Hynes:  was recently barred from the Institute of Chartered Accountants following complaints from investors who lost more than €18 million on his property ventures. Photograph: Eric Luke

Disgraced accountant Alan Hynes faces a High Court battle with US bank Goldman Sachs next month over a €7.5 million debt. Mr Hynes was recently barr(...)