Brian O’Driscoll, Leinster leaves the pitch against Glasgow Warriors, in last season’s  Pro12 final in the RDS. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Guinness were officially confirmed today as the new sponsors of the Pro12 tournament succeeding Dutch on line bank RaboDirect, who had given their nam(...)

Guinness have been a long-time sponsor of the autumn international series. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Guinness have won the race to succeed Dutch online bank RaboDirect as the new title sponsors to rugby’s Pro12 league. An official announcement will be(...)

It’s not the best time to be a saver. If, two years ago, Irish banks were willing to pay a premium for deposits to lower their loan-to-deposit ratios,(...)

The Central Bank’s director of consumer protection, Bernard Sheridan, acknowledged yesterday that PPI can be a suitable product in certain circumstances, but he said consumers should approach the purchase of a policy with their “eyes open”.

More than one in five payment protection policies in Ireland were mis-sold, a Central Bank review has found, with 11 leading financial institut(...)

Lloyd Williams of Cardiff Blues in action against Newport-Gwent Dragons on New Year’s Day – Blues won out 21-13. Photograph: Huw Evans/Inpho

Irish provinces could find themselves in the bizarre position of facing new Welsh teams in next season’s Pro 12 competition as the dispute between the(...)

ACCBank posted pre-tax losses of €219 million last year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

ACC Bank is to close its standard banking operations in Ireland with the loss of 180 jobs.The Irish subsidiary of the Dutch Rabobank announced this mo(...)

Leinster’s Isa Nacewa celebrates with RaboDirect Pro12 jersey. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho.

At the end of this season RaboDirect bank will end their sponsorship of the Pro 12 league three years into a four year agreement after stating their “(...)