The State owns 99.8 per cent of AIB’s ordinary shares and also holds €3.5 billion in preference shares and €1.6 billion in contingent capital notes

AIB has appointed leading Irish law firm McCann Fitzgerald to advise it on its proposed capital restructuring and “other related matters” connected (...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien: takeover bid was “no coincidence”.  Photograph: David Sleator

The State’s 25.1 per cent shareholding in Aer Lingus cannot currently guarantee the retention of the airline’s Heathrow airport slots, Minister for Tr(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe: he emphasised that the Government’s decision would be based on wider considerations than the price. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

  There are strong indications that the Government will not sell the State’s 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to International Consolidat(...)

New legislation on the employment law framework seeks to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and simplify a process of referral

Last month, details of the conditions endured by three Filipina maids at the residence of the ambassador from the United Arab Emirates made national h(...)

No 2 Harbourmaster Place, IFSC, Dublin, is the seventh office investment in the area to have changed hands this year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Another of the original office blocks in Dublin’s IFSC has been sold in an off-market transaction. Ardstone Capital, the private investment manager, (...)

 Aoife Quinn: formerly owned  the Holiday Inn Hotel in Nottingham, control of which was seized by Anglo Irish Bnk in 2011.  Collins Courts

Family members of businessman Seán Quinn have been told that the former Anglo Irish Bank has been unable to locate 135 original documents, including (...)

Aoife Quinn, in an affidavit on behalf of her mother and siblings, said her  family “cannot be expected to have any confidence” in the discovery process undertaken by IBRC”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Family members of bankrupt businessman Seán Quinn say they have no confidence in a disclosure of documents process by Irish Bank Resolution Corporatio(...)

Richie Boucher: interviewed for NYT pullout

Speaking of US-Irish relations, the denizens of New York were treated, if that’s the word, to a celebration of our State’s economic exploits last week(...)

Peter Coonan playing David Drumm in TV3’s ‘The Guarantee’

In a world of coincidences, here’s a delicious one.Peter Coonan, the ‘Fran’ actor from Love/Hate, is playing former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive D(...)

 The Department of Foreign Affairs: organised training and briefing programme. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A group of government officials, leading Communist Party cadres and executives from state-owned enterprises from Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing and Beijing(...)