27/02/2015...Business...Richie Boucher (left) Group Chief Executive and Andrew Keating Group Chief Financial Officer of Bank of Ireland Group picutred at the companies preliminary results for the yar ending 31st Decemebr 2014, in a new branch of Bank of Ireland in Grand Canal Square.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

What a difference 12 months can make. After five years of morale-sapping losses since the financial crash here, rafts of loan impairments and provisio(...)

Richie Boucher Group Chief Executive and Bank of Ireland Group pictured at the companies preliminary results for 2014, in a new branch of Bank of Ireland in Grand Canal Square. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Bank of Ireland has provided about 6,000 documents to the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry, its chief executive Richie Boucher has said.Speaking at a press (...)

Bank of Ireland made a pre-tax profit of €921 million, according to full-year results published on Friday. This was an improvement of €1.5 billion on (...)

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(...)

AIB recently outsourced a large number of support roles to the Noonan Group. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

AIB is considering outsourcing certain activities at its mailing centre in Sandyford, Co Dublin, which could impact about 32 staff there. The bank co(...)

Called to appear at the banking inquiry: Richie Boucher, Michael Buckley, Richard Burrows, Laurence Crowley, Frank Daly, Donal Forde, Robert Gallagher, Dermot Gleeson, Brian Goggin, Cormac McCarthy, Brendan McDonagh, Eugene Sheehy, Michael Torpey

(...) interacted with each other.Chairman Ciarán Lynch TD said: “Today, the committee agreed and signed off on the(...)

Ulster Bank chief executive Jim Brown said the results were a “clear signal” that its strategy was working and “evidence of sustained progress across all areas of the bank”.

Ulster Bank made an operating profit of £606 million (€752 million) in 2014. This compared with a loss in the previous year of £1.6 billion and was it(...)

The Central Bank should have blocked “ramping up of net foreign borrowings by Irish banks and an over-concentration of lending to developers”, says professor of finance. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

It was a game of two halves at the banking inquiry yesterday. The first involved engaging testimony from Prof Gregory Connor, professor of finance (...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly has been gradually winding down his stake in INM since losing control of the business in 2012. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

Sir Anthony O’Reilly has reduced his shareholding in Independent News & Media (INM), a company he controlled for almost 40 years, to below 3 pe(...)

 Economist Alan Ahearne: his report on the role of the reduced VAT rate in restoring competitiveness in Ireland’s tourism industry was published at the “Strength in Resilience” conference. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of the Irish hotel industry gathered at the Slieve Russell hotel in Cavan over the past two days for their annual conference with “Strength in(...)