PTSB has also agreed to the disposal of certain non-core assets in Ireland and the UK

Permanent TSB has committed itself to reducing the value of its defaulted Irish tracker mortgages under the terms of its updated restructuring plan, (...)

The BoE said it was keeping unchanged at £375 billion the stockpile of government bonds that it acquired after the financial crisis

The Bank of England kept interest rates at their record low on Thursday as policymakers wait to see whether a tumble in inflation is short-lived or tu(...)

Out today: Irish consumer confidence (March). Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
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TODAY (Easter Monday) Indicators: Euro zone Sentix investor confidence (April); Irish consumer confidence (March); US labour market conditions index ((...)

Jojo Hynes: ‘If it wasn’t for the support and encouragement of peers, friends, family and my community, I don’t think there is any way I would still be an artist.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Galway artist Jojo Hynes and several accomplices were caught trying to break into the Bank of England for a crowdfunding video, the security offi(...)

An oil tanker off the port of Bandar Abbas. Iran is believed to be storing at least 30 million barrels of oil on its fleet. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty

Oil prices have come under fresh pressure after the historic deal on Iran’s nuclear programme raised the prospect of the country being allowed to i(...)

Joan Burton said Irish people were sympathetic to Greece, reflected in their €350 million contribution to its EU/IMF programme, but that Ireland wanted to see more progress on tackling corruption and boosting tax revenue. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has called on Greece to make credible progress in boosting the tax take and fighting corruption before it receives the final €7 b(...)

Chancellor George Osborne speaks at a conference in Birmingham. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Inflation fell to zero last month setting the UK on course for a period of falling prices for the first time in half a century. The Consumer Price Ind(...)

Try to imagine what an executive of a tech or pharmaceutical company would think of a country with a Sinn Féin taxation system

‘You campaign in poetry, govern in prose,” a saying attributed to the late US politician Mario Cuomo, captures the idea that most politicians will say(...)

Banks such as Barclays received heavy fines after it emerged that the Libor had been rigged. Photograph: Bloomberberg

The Bank of England said on Wednesday it aims to introduce next year an alternative to the discredited Libor interest rate at the centre of a rigging (...)

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne  holds his red despatch box containing the budget outside 11 Downing street, Westminster. Photograph: PA/Will Oliver

The British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne lowered his target for a future budget surplus and announced higher economic growth forecast(...)