To the rescue? Non-bank finance is aimed at SMEs badly hit by the lack of credit, which is stifling the recovery

Eugene O’Callaghan was appointed director of the National Pensions Reserve Fund in April 2010, just six months before Ireland required a massive Europ(...)

TVC Holdings executive chairman  Shane Reihill. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The directors of TVC Holdings haven’t completely killed it off just yet, but the investment company is now officially on death row and ready to meet i(...)

National Treasury Management Agency chief executive  John Corrigan (left)  and National Pensions Reserve Fund director Eugene O’Callaghan at yesterday’s briefing on the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Finding capital to invest is not the problem; rather it is finding projects worthy of capital investment, Eileen Fitzpatrick, director of NewE(...)

Details of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), which will replace the National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF), were outlined at a function in Dublin Castle today.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The investment of €6.8 billion in commerical projects that are of benefit to the Irish economy is to be overseen by the National Treasury Manag(...)

 Deirdre Somers, chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange: The Government is ignoring Ireland’s mid-size companies. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government is ignoring Ireland’s mid-size companies in favour of an enterprise policy aimed at supporting multinationals and start-ups, Irish Stoc(...)