Google regains top spot from Volkswagen in this year’s rankings. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Google has been named as the most reputable and trustworthy organisation in Ireland by the latest RepTrak study of corporate reputations.The report, c(...)

Michael Hasenstab, the Franklin Templeton bond manager who wagered billions of dollars on Irish sovereign debt in 2011, is selling most of his investment in the nation’s bonds, which have returned 142 per cent from their lowest point.

The world’s biggest investors came hunting for bargains in Ireland after its economy collapsed. With fortunes made, some are cashing in their chips. (...)

   Ulster Bank CEO Jim Brown photographed in 2014. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Both Ulster Bank and Bank of Ireland have ruled out any imminent rate cuts for customers with Standard Variable Rate mortgages and set the banks on a (...)

File image - A bank hired a private detective to pinpoint the whereabouts of a Dublin man who owed them almost €11,000 on his credit card, a court heard on Tuesday.  Photograph: Thinkstock.

A bank hired a private detective to pinpoint the whereabouts of a Dublin man who owed them almost €11,000 on his credit card, a court heard on Tuesday(...)

Former head of retail operations at AIB Donal Forde: “My own failing is a matter of deep personal regret.”

The former head of AIB’s retail operations in Ireland has told the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry that insufficient stress testing of loans and “inadequat(...)

A general view of Georges Dock, Dublin. Helen Conlan has told the Commercial Court an asset of her late mother Patricia  Cosgrave, a property at No 1, Georges Dock, at the IFSC Custom House Dock, was put up for sale and the proceeds would allow for a payment to be made to AIB before the end of November 2014.  A contract for the sale of the building was entered into for €56.75 million and a deposit was paid, she outlined.   File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A dispute over an alleged agreement to forgive some €11.2 million of €70 million owed to Allied Irish Banks by the estate of a deceased Dublin woman h(...)

Key cases in brief

A bank is under no duty to inquire into and advise against a customer’s transactions Delaney vs Allied Irish Banks Plc (2015) IEHC 52 (High Court, Cre(...)

Professor Edward Kane of Boston College

Banking crises occur because banks routinely abuse the financial rules of the road without suffering meaningful personal penalties, the Oireachtas Ban(...)

Ansbacher House in the Caymen Islands. Ansbacher was a bank in the Cayman Islands, but the nominally offshore money in the deposits was in fact held in Guinness & Mahon Bank on Dublin’s College Green

An official investigation in 2002 identified about 200 individuals who held secret Ansbacher accounts, including former taoiseach Charles Haughey. Sub(...)

Mario Draghi: he  said, at the European Banking Congress, that the ECB must drive inflation higher quickly, and will broaden its asset-purchase program if needed to achieve that. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Without any major advance, global markets hovered at elevated levels amid continued expectation in the investment community that European Central Ban(...)