German banks  came to Dublin to avail of the IFSC 10 per cent corporation tax regime in the 1990s. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

DZ Bank Ireland, the Irish subsidiary of German bank DZ Bank, has become the latest former IFSC bank to hand back its banking licence and close its D(...)

Commerzbank will pay a dividend for the first time since 2007 as its recovery gains ground, it announced on Monday, the day after its chief executive,(...)

Central to Bloxham’s demise was a €5.3 million hole in its accounts. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The Central Bank waited until Monday morning, just as the markets were opening, to send out its alert. The five-line statement – issued at 8.16am – se(...)

 Front pages of German daily newspapers show images of Pegida co-founder Lutz Bachmann posing as Adolf Hitler. Photograph: Marcus Brandt/EPA

The leader of the fast-growing German anti-Muslim movement Pegida resigned on Wednesday after a photo of him posing as Hitler - along with reports th(...)

Stocktake

Uncertainty in Syria has already hit global markets. Might a serious escalation of tensions hammer stocks?Unlikely. One famous study, What Moves Stock(...)