Under the SBCI initiative,  banks can offer loans at discounted rates for periods of between two and 10 years

More than 1,600 Small and medium-sized businesses have availed of loans from the State-backed Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) in its f(...)

The sale of the assets will leave Lloyds with ‘minimal exposure’ to Irish commercial assets the bank said. (Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

UK bank Lloyds is to sell a portfolio of impaired Irish commercial loans to a group of investors including Bank of Ireland for about £827 million (€1(...)

Ryanair closed down 2.5 per cent at €12.01 after cautioning that overcapacity could weigh on average fares. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

European stocks posted their biggest five-day drop this year amid investor concern over China’s economy as shares tumbled in Shanghai and data disapp(...)

Bank of Ireland received more than 34,000 business banking credit applications in the first half of the year. Photograph: Frank Miller

Bank of Ireland lent €2.5 billion to small and medium-sized businesses in the first half of the year and approved almost nine out of 10 credit applic(...)

 PTSB is due to release its interim results next Wednesday.

Research reports in recent days on Bank of Ireland and PermanentTSB by Goodbody Stockbrokers’ analyst Eamonn Hughes were a signal that interim results(...)

Property developer Johnny Ronan: acquired four vacant office blocks and surrounding land in Ballsbridge, Dublin, for €67.5 million. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish property developer Johnny Ronan is understood to be planning a €200 million redevelopment of a site in Ballsbridge adjoining AIB’s head offic(...)

Mr Justice Brian McGovern: said proceedings were ‘part of a wider co-ordinated campaign by the O’Donnell family’ to frustrate the bank and receiver from disposing of Gorse Hill. Photograph: Will Oliver

A legal bar on the sale of retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell’s former family home should be lifted, the High Court has ruled. Two lis pendens –(...)

Property developer Sean Mulryan arriving at the banking inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke

It was a long day at the banking inquiry on Wednesday for the developers Sean Mulryan and Michael O’Flynn, the first property developers to address th(...)

Fergus Murphy, former chief executive of Irish building society EBS

The former head of EBS building society Fergus Murphy has told the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry there was a “very reasonable chance” the institution cou(...)

Douglas Newman Good Commercial, which has recently been seeking offers for Exchequer Chambers in Dublin, has been acquired by Lambert Smith Hampton

Property agent Lambert Smith Hampton has acquired rival Douglas Newman Good Commercial for an undisclosed sum. Founded by Edmund Douglas in 1993, Doug(...)