US billionaire investor Wilbur Ross surprised the markets yesterday by announcing his intention to sell his remaining 5.5 per cent stake in Bank of Ireland. Photograph: Bloomberg

US billionaire investor Wilbur Ross surprised the markets yesterday by announcing his intention to sell his remaining 5.5 per cent stake in Bank of Ir(...)

In theory, the Irish banks should sail through this process. They’ve been put through their paces a few times since the spectacular crash of the Irish economy in 2008.

The waiting is finally over for Irish banks, who now know what is expected of them by the European Banking Authority if they are to come throug(...)

there was a smaller turnout than recent years for Bank of Ireland’s annual general court in UCD yesterday. Photograph: David Sleator 2:28

It might have been the fine weather, the, ahem, early start, or a certain battle fatigue. Whatever the reason, there was a smaller turnout than(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Minister for Finance Michael Noonan had commissioned an independent analysis of the pay scales and pension packages of bankers.

The Government is expecting senior bankers to make a “substantial contribution” to reducing the cost of their pay and pensions(...)

Yesterday was a busy news day, not least for the nation’s business reporters, many of whom were attending the Bank of Ireland’s sometimes tetch(...)

Chief executive Richie Boucher and chief financial officerAndrew Keating present Bank of Ireland’s annual results. The group announced a ¤1.5 billion loss in 2012. David Sleator/The Irish Times

The board of directors and other top staff at Bank of Ireland earned over €2.5 million last year according to the bank’s annual report released(...)