Permanent TSB remains the potential “weak link” of upcoming stress tests, and may require capital of up to ¤700 million. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish banks are relaxed about their latest examination. When last probed by the Central Bank three years ago, they needed to raise €24 billion. Now, (...)

Five Irish banks are subject to the ECB’s comprehensive assessment: Bank of Ireland, AIB, Ulster Bank Ireland, Permanent TSB and Merrill Lynch International Bank.

The four domestic Irish banks subject to the European Central Bank’s new stress tests will have to meet lower capital thresholds than required in prev(...)

The economy grew faster than many expected last year, expanding by 0.9 per cent in GDP terms, but recovery remains very tentat(...)