Manufacturing output in Germany and the euro zone increased by more than initially estimated, appearing to suggest the crisis in Greece had not been a setback for growth. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

European stocks made gains as improved earnings reports and a positive reception for fresh economic data outweighed the impact of record losses in Gr(...)

Bank of Ireland: All of its business units are in profit, a pay deal with staff has been agreed and the bank is on target to “derecognise” €1.3 billion in preference shares that were a legacy of its State bailout in 2009. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher would never say as much but the bank is now very much in post-crisis mode. There are still legacy issue(...)

The bank’s impairment charges reduced in the trading period to €168 million from €444 million for the first half of last year

Bank of Ireland’s pre-tax profit increased to €725 million in the first six months of this year compared with €399 million for the same period of 2(...)

Under the SBCI initiative,  banks can offer loans at discounted rates for periods of between two and 10 years

More than 1,600 Small and medium-sized businesses have availed of loans from the State-backed Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) in its f(...)

The sale of the assets will leave Lloyds with ‘minimal exposure’ to Irish commercial assets the bank said. (Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

UK bank Lloyds is to sell a portfolio of impaired Irish commercial loans to a group of investors including Bank of Ireland for about £827 million (€1(...)

Ryanair closed down 2.5 per cent at €12.01 after cautioning that overcapacity could weigh on average fares. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

European stocks posted their biggest five-day drop this year amid investor concern over China’s economy as shares tumbled in Shanghai and data disapp(...)

Bank of Ireland received more than 34,000 business banking credit applications in the first half of the year. Photograph: Frank Miller

Bank of Ireland lent €2.5 billion to small and medium-sized businesses in the first half of the year and approved almost nine out of 10 credit applic(...)

 PTSB is due to release its interim results next Wednesday.

Research reports in recent days on Bank of Ireland and PermanentTSB by Goodbody Stockbrokers’ analyst Eamonn Hughes were a signal that interim results(...)

Property developer Johnny Ronan: acquired four vacant office blocks and surrounding land in Ballsbridge, Dublin, for €67.5 million. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish property developer Johnny Ronan is understood to be planning a €200 million redevelopment of a site in Ballsbridge adjoining AIB’s head offic(...)

Mr Justice Brian McGovern: said proceedings were ‘part of a wider co-ordinated campaign by the O’Donnell family’ to frustrate the bank and receiver from disposing of Gorse Hill. Photograph: Will Oliver

A legal bar on the sale of retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell’s former family home should be lifted, the High Court has ruled. Two lis pendens –(...)