Complicated: the research stretched back to the early 18th century, long before property records were reliable. Manuscript map of Dublin in the late 17th century courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Prices tell stories. We have all heard the one that starts with “Back in my day”, then describes what petrol or sweets or a house cost years ago. In t(...)

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 (...)

David Duffy is expected to depart AIB after its March results Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

AIB chief executive David Duffy has stepped down as president of the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland and has been replaced in the role by hi(...)

David Duffy is leaving AIB to take up a role in the UK as head of Clydesdale Bank. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

AIB has not asked the Government to lift the €500,000 annual cap on executive pay as it begins the search for a new chief executive following David D(...)

The dogs Cara places in foster homes until permanent homes can be found tend to be vulnerable animals rescued from pounds or vets’ clinics, or dogs which have simply been abandoned.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times 3:00

A dog rescue centre in the midlands has issued an appeal for more foster homes and more people willing to adopt abandoned dogs after reaching full cap(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  hosted a dinner with the IDA for more than 40 business executives at a Davos hotel last night. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says there will be no change to the current cap on bankers’ pay, following the resignation of David Duffy as chief executive of A(...)

Enda Kenny declined to say if the Government would now relax the wage cap. Photograph: Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Government-imposed banker pay caps are a “constraint,” as the chief executive of state-owned AIB prepares to leave for a (...)

David Duffy: his resignation on Monday has complicated the timetable for AIB beginning the process to return to private ownership. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A potential flotation of AIB might have to wait until next year, following David Duffy’s decision to step down as chief executive to take up a simil(...)

Only last June David Duffy had signed a permanent contract with AIB, having originally signed up in December 2011 on a fixed-term contract for three years

Last Friday evening, the directors of AIB were asked to dial into a conference call for word of an important announcement that the bank was going to m(...)

David Duffy joined AIB in December 2011 on a salary of €500,000, in line with the Government’s cap. He later volunteered a 15 per cent pay cut. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Clydesdale Bank’s announcement on January 6th that its chief executive David Thorburn was to stand down after four years in the role caused barely a r(...)