Bank of Ireland   group chief executive Richie Boucher:   says he has  made clear his desire to lend to businesses to support the growth of the Irish economy.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish property has been hot, hot, hot with international investors for some time now. This has been largely driven by sale portfolios by various banks(...)

Bank of Ireland was one of its biggest creditors   of Tyrone-based Meteor Controls International , which   went into liquidation in June 2009.    Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish TImes

Bank of Ireland staff were caught on camera allegedly falsifying information to support a credit insurance claim, according to a television documenta(...)

Richie Boucher, Bank of Ireland boss: Exane sees Bank of Ireland as an ‘excellent way to play the Irish economic recovery’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

With the economic recovery gathering momentum, Irish banks are once again on the radar of investors, as evidenced by a detailed 60-page report on Bank(...)

Waiting for the green light: Bank of Ireland chief Richie Boucher.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

As a broker to Bank of Ireland, you would expect Davy to be well informed about the company. So when its analyst Diarmaid Sheridan put out a note yest(...)

Bank of Ireland: All of its business units are in profit, a pay deal with staff has been agreed and the bank is on target to “derecognise” €1.3 billion in preference shares that were a legacy of its State bailout in 2009. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher would never say as much but the bank is now very much in post-crisis mode. There are still legacy issue(...)

The bank’s impairment charges reduced in the trading period to €168 million from €444 million for the first half of last year

Bank of Ireland’s pre-tax profit increased to €725 million in the first six months of this year compared with €399 million for the same period of 2(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan relayed message on interest rates to AIB, Ulster Bank and ACC when they met  yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government is believed to want some signal from the banks they will assist customers in availing of lower variable interest rates within six to ei(...)

AIB’s rate cuts have put some  blue water between it and Bank of Ireland,  whose SVR is 4.5 per cent. These things are never black and white, of course – Bank of Ireland will pay the 1 per cent stamp duty for first-time buyers.

It was no coincidence that on the same day AIB was due to meet the Minister for Finance to discuss its standard variable mortgage rates, it was also l(...)

 Richie Boucher wrote a letter of support to planners for Seán Dunne’s over-ambitious Knightsbridge-style plan for Ballsbridge.

The appearances this week at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry of current Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher and former Ulster Bank chief exe(...)

Former chief executive of Ulster Bank Cormac McCarthy speaking before the Oireachtas banking inquiry.

Former chief executive of Ulster Bank Cormac McCarthy has told the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry that the late former minister for finance Brian Lenihan (...)