IBRC Assurance was restructured by management under its then chief executive Mike Aynsley. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The liquidator of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation has secured a preferred bidder to acquire the assurance arm of the former Anglo Irish Bank. The (...)

Ireland’s financial services sector to be reviewed in new strategy consultation launched today. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

A public consultation process has been launched on the future strategy of the Ireland’s international financial services sector. Minister of State at (...)

Simon Hamilton: wants to create the first Northern Ireland Investment Fund to inject millions of pounds into communities and create local business opportunities and new jobs.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Too early for Christmas wish lists? Not according to the North’s Finance Minister who has a new £1 billion (€1.25 billion) investment fund at the top (...)

Speaking in Limerick today Minister for Finance Michael Noonan warned investors not to buy AIB shares  or they will lose money. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has warned investors not to buy AIB shares at the moment or they will lose money.Speaking in Limerick at the launc(...)

Minister for Children Dr James Reilly: his spokesman said nothing had been ruled out and officials were drawing up a new early-years strategy.

Government officials have advised against a tax credit scheme for childcare on the basis that it would unfairly benefit higher earners and discrimi(...)

Varde Partners is in negotiations with Lloyds Bank to buy the Spectrum portfolio of shopping centres. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images
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US investment fund Varde Partners is in exclusive negotiations with Lloyds Bank to buy the Spectrum portfolio of shopping centres, reports the (...)

Brian Hayes: there “seems to be a lack of understanding on the part of the ECB as to the specific nature of tracker mortgages and the number of them on the books of Irish banks”

MEP for Dublin Brian Hayes has disputed Central Bank figures for Irish mortgage rates and plans to raise the matter with the European Central Bank, w(...)

Tom Vaughan Lawlor, who plays Nidge in Love/Hate

The timing involved in the Luxleaks/ Jean-Claude Juncker/G20 meeting in Australia makes the Love/Hate plots look somewhat pedestrian. Consider how the(...)

AIB said this morning that its third quarter was ‘profitable and cash generative’. Photo: Bloomberg

AIB said this morning that its third quarter was “profitable and cash generative”, as lending soared by 39 per cent and the bank’s impaired loans decl(...)

A euro sign sculpture stands illuminated in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Photographer: Martin Leissl/ Bloomberg

ECB president Mario Draghi went on the offensive yesterday, saying the ECB did not push Ireland into a bailout. Which leaves the obvious question of w(...)