In March AIB’s chief financial officer Mark Bourke said its capital levels were “massively and comfortably” above the minimum ECB target

AIB’s riskiest bonds are among the worst performing in Europe this year as investors fret over the bank’s failure to disclose a key regulatory capita(...)

The yield on Ireland’s benchmark 10-year bonds has risen to 0.86 per cent from 0.71 per cent at the start of this month

The market interest rates on Irish government bonds are set to become more volatile over the next two months as the UK prepares to vote on whether to(...)

Niamh Briggs: Ireland’s captain reverts from centre to fullback for for the clash against Scotland. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Women's Six Nations: Ireland v Scotland, Donnybrook, Sunday, 1pm Not a memorable campaign as the dethroned champions can only, realistically, finis(...)

Andrew Langford FBD group chief executive, who unexpectedly quit last month. (Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES)

Usually, economic recovery helps companies. Not so FBD Holdings. FBD will publish first-half earnings in Dublin on August 24th, with analysts waitin(...)

Tom Tierney talking to the Irish backs during the captain’s run recently. The Grand Slam may have slipped out of reach but a second Six Nations in three years is within touching distance. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Let’s briefly revisit the French visit to Ashbourne in February. Not to highlight the floodlight failure again but to reveal its positive impact.Unbek(...)

Tania Rosser’s versatility allows the Blackrock veteran move from scrumhalf to outhalf. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s a necessary risk but Ireland coach Philip Doyle has dramatically altered his team to face Kazakhstan in tomorrow’s final Pool B match in Marcouss(...)

Lynne Cantwell training at FFR HQ, Marcoussis. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Ireland team to play the USA in the opening Pool B game in the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup tomorrow (4.0, Irish time) at Marcoussis outside Paris (...)

The Ireland women’s rugby squad gets in some scrummaging during a training session at FFR headquarters at Marcoussis, Paris ahead of Friday’s IRB World Cup clash against the USA. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Sometime around 2007 Fiona Hayes went into a maul during a UL Bohemians match against Shannon. She came out with the ball and, as she describes it, “(...)

Tania Rosser back after four year retirement. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tania Rosser is a surprise yet invigorating addition to Ireland’s World Cup squad ahead of next month’s tournament in Marcoussis, just outside Paris. (...)

The Irish women’s team celebrate their victory over Italy which clinched the Grand Slam in  Parabiago, Milan last year.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

When our coach Philip “Goose” Doyle came before us last Thursday evening with “This lady doesn’t need any introduction...” a ripple of exciteme(...)