Fairfax would have paid €93.5 million for the Bank of Ireland shares when it bought into it in 2011

Billionaire Prem Watsa’s Fairfax Financial stands to make up to €255 million from the sale of shares in Bank of Ireland. Fairfax said yesterday it wa(...)

Fairfax Financial plans to sell almost 3 per cent of Bank of Ireland.

Fairfax Financial plans to sell almost 3 per cent of Bank of Ireland according to reports late on Monday.The investment group, founded by billionaire (...)

Accountant Alan Hynes: the Chartered Accountants Ireland disciplinary tribunal found he encouraged people to invest in Tuskar Asset Management without properly explaining to them his interest in the project and that he would earn fees from it. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Wexford accountant Alan Hynes failed to co-operate with the liquidator of Tuskar Asset Management plc (Tam) in relation to shares in a property (...)

Key cases in brief

Supreme Court has jurisdiction to hear application by solicitors for a charge on litigation costs awarded to client company Lett & Company v. Wexf(...)

‘Consumers need to put more pressure on the banks by threatening to switch their business’

Paul from Dublin has been in touch with a story we think is instructive. He says he succeeded in persuading Bank of Ireland to reduce the interest (...)

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy:  “I am satisfied that, absent any specific statutory provision relieving Bank of Scotland [the new owner] from the mandatory obligation of becoming registered as owner of a charge in respect of which it wishes to exercise any of the powers conferred . . . it must become registered as the owner of the relevant charge on the relevant folio, if it wishes to exercise the statutory powers conferred.”

Comments by a Supreme Court judge on a matter of law could have implications for many hundreds of distressed mortgages loaned by the former Bank of Sc(...)

Bank of Ireland gained 1.35 per cent to close the day at 37.5 cents. Its chief executive, Richie Boucher, said the bank would in future look to grow in the UK through bolt-on acquisitions, though he indicated there were no immediate plans. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

European stocks rose yesterday, trimming their worst weekly loss of the year, as the Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.3 per cent. The market in Dubli(...)

 Multiple findings of professional misconduct have been made against Wexford accountant Alan Hynes by a disciplinary tribunal of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Multiple findings of professional misconduct have been made against Wexford accountant Alan Hynes by a disciplinary tribunal of Chartered Accountants (...)

Almost 30,000 retired teachers, special need assistants and clerical officers have been left without their pensions  after an error by  Department of Education officials. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 30,000 retired teachers, special need assistants and clerical officers have been left without their pensions this week after an error by offici(...)

Blaise O’Donnell and Dr Mary Patricia O’Donnell at the Four Courts yesterday. Photograph: Collins

The wife and daughter of retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell displayed their anger towards a bank’s legal team during the hearing of a challenge to the (...)