Bernard Byrne, who has held a number of leading roles in AIB, has been named as new chief executive. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

AIB has sought permission from regulators to appoint Bernard Byrne as its new chief executive in succession to David Duffy, who resigned from the pos(...)

 Ann Nolan  of the Department  of Finance:  raised issues of proper governance around the sale of Apthorp, a condominium on Manhattan’s upper west side, in 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Department of Finance raised concerns with executives of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation in 2012 about the sale of a multimillion-dollar loan li(...)

Brendan McDonagh was summoned to Government Buildings at 7.45pm on the night of the guarantee. He was the NTMA’s director of finance at the time. Photograph: Eric Luke

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), which manages Ireland’s national debt, was not consulted by the government about the September 2008 (...)

Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Patrick Honohan: would not favour any move to compel Irish banks to lower their standard variable rates. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Permanent TSB’s warning to potential investors that political pressure to cut its mortgage interest rates could impact on its return to profitability (...)

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry has called former Taoiseach Brian Cowen to give evidence to the committee. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry has called former Taoiseach Brian Cowen to give evidence to the committee as part of the next phase of its hearings.Mr (...)

The number of accounts in arrears of 90 days or more fell by 1,730 to 59,138 Photograph: iStockphoto/Thinkstock

The number of home loans in arrears declined again in February, according to data published today by the Department of Finance. The total number of ow(...)

The IMHO’s proposals will probably prove too radical for the Government but changes will be made. Photograph: Thinkstock

When it comes to home loan arrears, the Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation (IMHO) has been an effective advocate for those who are behind with their(...)

Brian Hayes has campaigned against what he views are “excessive” standard variable mortgage rates  charged by Irish banks since being elected to the European Parliament. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has told Irish MEP Brian Hayes that it does not plan to investigate the standard variable mortgage (...)

 David Duffy: When he joined AIB in 2011 his job was to stabilise a bank that was in disarray at board level and at loggerheads with the Government, its key shareholder.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Whatever the reasons for his departure to run Clydesdale Bank from Glasgow, David Duffy has timed his exit from AIB nicely. After a little more tha(...)

The one question that hasn’t been answered is who will replace David Duffy as chief executive

Another week and another Irish bank is back in profit for the first time since the financial crash in 2008.The theme had already been established by U(...)