Chief executive Jeremy Masding during Permanent TSB’s AGM. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Permanent TSB Group Holdings has warned potential investors that a return to profit may be at risk from Irish political pressure to cut interest rate(...)

Property experts predict that the Indian Ocean will be the “Atlantic of the next generations”, with the surf-beaten golden sands that stretch north from Mogadishu making excellent holidaying territory for the Asian middle classes, several decades hence. (Photograph: Getty Images)

The best real estate investment in the world today? Beachfront huts in Somalia. That is according to Hans Rosling, a Swedish public health professor (...)

Anti-establishment protesters outside the Greek parliament in Athens recently. Photograph: EPA/Dimitris Lampropoulos

Recently the Financial Times ran an interesting letter from a reader who put forth the etymological reasons why we should consider ditching the portma(...)

Bank of Ireland rose nearly 1 per cent to close at 35 cent, buoyed by a sector-wide surge in stocks

Banks led European stocks higher after equities completed the biggest quarterly advance since 2009. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.3 per cent to (...)

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 (...)

The loss of 72 German nationals, including 16 schoolchildren, on Germanwings flight 4U 9525 was one of the largest losses of life in a single incident in recent German history. Photograph: Getty Images

The theme of European solidarity came to the fore in Europe in very different ways this week.On Monday, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras visited Be(...)

Deutsche Bank to loan Waypoint $85 million.

Helicopter leasing specialist, Waypoint, has agreed a five-year, $85 million loan with Deutsche Bank in a move that has brought its total capital to $(...)

Bood day, bad day: Aer Lingus rose on the Iseq while CRH and Ryanair fell. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks declined on Monday after last week’s gains, but the FTSE 100 blue-chip index managed to reverse slips in early trading to set a new r(...)

HSBC went against the overwhelming consensus for euro weakness on Thursday by raising its euro forecast to $1.20 by the end of 2017, arguing that the (...)