PTSB had a €1.1 billion capital buffer above the 7 per cent trigger at the end of December

The first Irish lender to sell Europe’s riskiest type of bank bond is also the nation’s weakest. Permanent TSB, which failed European financial stress(...)

Dublin dole queue: jobless rate is likely to have fallen slightly to 10 per cent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Watch out for politicians dining out on positive news this week, as a slew of economic indicators is expected to tell a pretty upbeat tale.A snapshot (...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold will be frustrated by the delay in the merger as the company have committed to buying Holcim and Lafarge’s overlap assets. Photograph: Eric Luke

It was supposed to be a concrete proposal. Now CRH’s shareholders are due to converge on the Clyde Court Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin, on Thursday mor(...)

CRH will receive a break fee of more than €157 million if Swiss company Holcim and its French peer Lafarge fail to complete the merger they agreed last summer

CRH says it will press ahead with a shareholders’ meeting on Thursday to ratify its €6.5 billion purchase of assets arising from the merger of Holcim(...)

Don Keough was among the first recipients of an Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award honouring members of the Irish diaspora

Irish-American businessman Don Keough, a champion of Ireland who promoted Irish studies in the US and encouraged American corporate investment into Ir(...)

Alan McQuaid, chief economist with Merrion Capital, described the underlying housing market as stronger than the official data suggests. Photograph: Frank Miller

The cost of homes climbed by 16.3 per cent nationally in the 12 months to the end of December, while Dublin house prices jumped by 23 per cent over th(...)

PTSB’s cuts of up to 0.42 per cent in variable rates will be applied  to new customers and those on existing “managed” variable rates but not to those on the standard variable rate. Photograph: Alan Betson

The new year was less than a week old when Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB lowered some of their mortgage interest rates. In PTSB’s case, cut(...)

The cost of a book of 50 cheques will rise to ¤15 from February 23rd 2015 for Bank of Ireland’s business customers.

Bank of Ireland business and personal customers will be hit with another round of fee increases from February 2015, as the bank continues to encourage(...)

Exports of chemicals and related products returned to growth this year, advancing by 0.5 per cent in the year to September to € 38.8bn.

Exports fell by 4 per cent, or € 323 million from August to September, pushing the trade surplus down, also by 4 per cent, to €3.3 billion.According t(...)

Intel’s Clean Room in Fab 24 of Intel’s manufacturing facility in Leixlip. Output from the ’modern’ high-tech sector is expected to drive growth in 2014. (Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times)

Output from Irish-based factories grew by 21.3 per cent in the year to September 2014, driven by growth in the high-technology and chemical sectors. H(...)