Head of AIB Daid Duffy told an Oireachtas Finance Committee hearing that if market conditions and the bank’s costs of funding continue to improve it will be in a position to cut its SVR rates.

Almost 150,000 AIB customers with Standard Variable Rate mortgages are in line for an interest rate cut within weeks, the bank’ chief executive, David(...)

Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG  and EY had combined fee income of almost €1 billion last year

The news that the four biggest accountancy firms in the State – PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte and EY – had combined fee income of almost €1 b(...)

 Tánaiste  Joan  Burton: said measures to penalise lenders, including hiking the levy were “a possibility”. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Plans under consideration by Government to financially penalise banks which do not lower the variable interest rates offered to mortgage customers ar(...)

Mark Nash (42), who has last addresses at Prussia Street and Clonliffe Road in Dublin, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the murder of Sylvia Shields (60) and Mary Callanan (61) between March 6th and March 7th, 1997.

The prosecution counsel in the trial of a man accused of murdering two women in Grangegorman in Dublin 18 years ago has told the jury that if the accu(...)

Teresa Heeney, chief executive of Early Childhood Ireland, said one year’s paid parental leave should be only one element of reform package

The introduction of a full year’s paid parental leave split between both parents could take as long as five years to fully implement, a childcare gr(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr James Reilly: has indicated he would like to restore the capitation grant to its previous level. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

The reversal of cuts to State funding to childcare and increasing the money provided by the exchequer above its previous levels is being considered a(...)

3-7-02             Picture: Matt Kavanagh       digitalAnsbacher (Cayman)   related  Buildings  Central Bank, Dame Street.

The rate of house repossession in Ireland is likely to ramp up significantly in the coming months with new figures showing nearly half of the “prop(...)

Bulmers cider maker C&C suffers from a poor distribution network and heavy competition in England and Wales. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A C&C institutional shareholder says the Bulmers/Magners cidermaker is “actively evaluating” its options for its business in England and Wales, i(...)

IAG has been circling Aer Lingus for more than three months and in January said that it is willing to pay €2.55 a-share for the Irish airline, once both the State and Ryanair agree to sell their holdings in the company.

Government officials met with International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) representatives on Friday to discuss the company’s €1.36 billion bid fo(...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan , said he was surprised at the lack of  consultation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / Irish Times

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan wrote to Minister for Finance Michael Noonan last May, complaining about a Government initiative to make mortgag(...)