Solicitor Brian O’Donnell with his children Blaise and Blake at the Bank of Ireland’s annual general court in UCD on Thursday: he said the board was “very complacent” and “low on energy”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Bank of Ireland chairman Archie Kane told shareholders on Thursday it was the company’s “ambition” to pay a dividend in the first half of 2017 relati(...)

 Japanese stocks tumbled and the yen surged  after the central bank dashed investors’ hopes for more stimulus, leading to declines in most other world benchmarks after the Fed left interest rates unchanged. Photograph: AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

The yen surged on Thursday after the Bank of Japan surprised markets by declining to boost its stimulus, battering Japanese stocks and briefly weighi(...)

Bank of Ireland continues to trade “in line with expectations”, the company said today in advance of its annual shareholders meeting.

Bank of Ireland continues to trade “in line with expectations”, the company said today in advance of its annual shareholders meeting. It said improv(...)

Bank of Ireland branch in Rathcoole

Agents TWM have secured in excess of the €2 million guide price for the Bank of Ireland branch at Rathcoole, Co Dublin, which will give the new owner (...)

 Brian Hayes has banged the drum about “rip-off” mortgage rates being charged in Ireland at a time when the European Central Bank’s main rate is zero. Photograph:  Eric Luke

After a bruising time recently as director of elections with Fine Gael, Dublin MEP Brian Hayes has thrown himself back into his work in the European P(...)

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(...)

Sainsbury’s advanced 1.3 per cent in London yesterday while Rio Tinto and Glencore lost more than 2.9 per cent. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

European shares fell further below last week’s three-month high yesterday, as a slump in French utility EDF and weaker banking stocks, as well as wor(...)

Patricia Daly, left, and Domini Kemp: their new book, The Ketogenic Kitchen, reverses the food pyramid. Photograph: Joanne Murphy

Patricia Daly knew Domini Kemp before they met. In that two degrees of separation way they had a couple of mutual friends. But it wasn’t until 2013 wh(...)

 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(...)

 Kyran McLaughlin, deputy chairman of Davy and head of capital markets, told staff that Mr Smith had made the decision himself as he “wants to pursue a number of other interests at this stage in his life”

David Smith has stepped down as head of institutional equities at stockbroker Davy to pursue other career opportunities. He will leave the business af(...)