Permanent TSB: its rating has been raised in the wake of the bank’s securing €525 million in capital. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Standard & Poor’s has followed Moody’s by raising its rating on Permanent TSB in the wake of the bank’s securing €525 million in capital. The rati(...)

The agency upgraded PTSB’s deposit rating to B1 from B3 and its senior unsecured rating from Caa1 to B2

Moody’s has upgraded the Permanent TSB’s deposit and senior unsecured ratings two weeks after the bank raised €525 million from capital markets.The ra(...)

Gardaí Ronan Coffey said gardaí were transporting Paul Byrne from Longford to Cloverhill Prison, but had to take a detour to Ballyfermot Garda Station.

A man has been jailed for three years for his involvement in a plan to ambush a garda car and free a prisoner.Lee King, (27), of no fixed abode, plead(...)

A scene from Dublin’s  Countdown Concert at College Green last New Year’s Eve. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There mightn’t be any fireworks, but plenty of other dazzling events are due to light up Dublin this New Year’s in place of pyrotechnics. Tuesday, Dec(...)

The Fallon and Byrne food hall on Exchequer Street, Dublin.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Colm KeenaPublic Affairs CorrespondentFallon & Byrne , the Dublin food hall, wine bar and restaurant business, recorded a pre-tax loss of €119,411(...)

The Fallon & Byrne foodhall in Exchequer Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fallon & Byrne, the Dublin restaurant and food hall, has recorded a pretax profit of €1 million for the six months to the end of June 2012.The com(...)

Paul Byrne: “My goal is to establish a small, non-traditional retail space just outside Dublin.”

Paul Byrne’s Retrorumage is a vintage furniture company specialising in quality, affordable mid-20th century design. Much of the furniture is sourced (...)

Sprinter Sacre and jockey Barry Geraghty after pulling up in the williamhill.com Desert Orchid  Chase  at Kempton.  Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

Ahead of a star-studded Leopardstown weekend there came a reminder yesterday that no amount of star-power is a guarantee of success as Sprinter Sacre’(...)