Permanent TSB’s capital-raising plan has yet to be finalised by the board and presented to the Minister for Finance for approval. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ciarán Hancock, Finance CorrespondentPermanent TSB is considering raising about €500 million from external investors with a view to then repaying the (...)

Ryanair: the low-cost carrier saw its shares fall 7 cent to €9.96, which was roughly in line with other airline stocks. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY Major European share indexes climbed to new multi-year highs, with the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, leading the f(...)

Data released by the ECB on Thursday showed the overall level of lending to households and firms in the euro zone fell by 0.1 per cent in January

Bank lending in the euro zone fell slightly in January but at a slower pace than a month earlier, suggesting the economy may be turning a corner as co(...)

European markets are in retreat after indices such as Germany’s DAX reached record highs. (Photgraph: Reuters)

European shares edged lower on Wednesday as mixed corporate results halted the rally that had propelled both Britain’s FTSE 100 and Germany’s DAX to r(...)

A bid from the Willie Walsh led International Airlines Group for Aer Lingus is not off the table, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said Wednesday morning (Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg)

A bid from the Willie Walsh led International Airlines Group for Aer Lingus is not off the table, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said Wednesday m(...)

Prof Gregory Connor of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at NUI Maynooth speaking before the Oireachtas banking inquiry, February 25th, 2015

Accountancy standards have not changed since 2008 and the same conclusions would be arrived at if they were used to examine Anglo Irish Bank today, th(...)

 Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the US Rederal Reserve: she urged investors not to assume that the central bank will follow a predictable pattern if it drops its pledge to be “patient” before raising rates. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Janet Yellen kept the US Federal Reserve’s options open on its interest rates tightening policy, urging investors not to assume that the central bank (...)

A man takes a photo of the new 20 euro note during its presentation. ECB President Mario Draghi during the presentation signed the over-sized sample of the note that shows a new design and includes additional security features. It will be in  circulation from 25th November 2015. EPA/BORIS ROESSLER

The European Central Bank (ECB) has today unveiled the new €20 note which is set to go into circulation in November.The new design will include improv(...)

Headline inflation has  been in what the European Central Bank calls the ‘danger zone’ below 1 per cent since October 2013. The ECB aims to keep inflation just under 2 per cent over the medium term and the risk of sustained deflation led it last month to launch a €1.1 trillion quantitative easing programme of government-bond buying. (Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg)

A sharp drop in energy prices pulled January’s euro zone consumer prices to levels last seen during the global financial crisis, with only tiny Malta(...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends a cabinet meeting in the Greek parliament in Athens on Saturday. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

Greece’s government prepared reform measures on Sunday to secure a financial lifeline from the euro zone, but was attacked for selling “illusions” to (...)