Financials fell in Europe on Friday with AIB said to be causing the downward trend in Ireland. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Ireland’s benchmark index closed lower on Friday dragged down by financials in line with a broader European trend. The story was similar in the UK whe(...)

Vivendi, which delivered an update, lifted markets.   Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

European shares started September on a firm footing after three months of losses as industrials rose and an update from Vivendi boosted media stocks. (...)

There was a “phased roll-out” of the tracking devices, and Barclays staff and the Unite union were notified before they were installed. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Barclays has installed devices that track how often bankers are at their desks. Managers were peppered with queries when investment bank staff in Lon(...)

As of last month, some €150 million worth of home loans had either been drawn down or in the pipeline to be issued by Pepper. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The Irish assets of Australian financial services firm Pepper may be spun off by its new owners in a bid to streamline the business and focus on the g(...)

European shares dropped to their lowest level since late March on Thursday as cyclicals fell and some big stocks went ex-dividend, overshadowing a num(...)

The Central Bank approved the creation of 26 new positions for its credit institutions directorate and 10 additional roles in its banking resolution unit. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank, which employs more than 1,600 people, plans to beef up its banking supervision arm to cope with an expected increase in activity as(...)

Shares in Providence Resources plummeted after analysis on one of its key prospects off the southwest of Ireland indicated the reservoir contained water. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Iseq was positive on the day before the Bank Holiday, closing up 1.16 per cent. It was a similar story across the rest of Europe, where the day st(...)

Britain’s largest retail bank reported a statutory pretax profit of £2.5 billion , about 4 per cent higher than last year

Lloyds Banking Group reported its biggest half-year profit in eight years on Thursday and an increase in interim dividends despite a slowdown in the (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: prices are expected to have the biggest overall influence on the airline’s performance. Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen

THIS WEEK JULY 24th Monday Results: Ryanair Holdings, Alphabet, Christian Dior, Halliburton, Hasbro, Hyundai Indicators: Euro zone composite, man(...)

British exporters are unprepared for leaving the European Union according to a YouGov survey. (Photograph: iStock)

British exporters are unprepared for leaving the European Union, according to a survey published Friday. Almost half have yet to review their strateg(...)