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 AIB at Serpentine Avenue:  first bailed-out bank to unveil a dividend since 2008. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was the test AIB probably wished it had failed. Two and a half years ago, the bank comfortably passed a European banking stress test of lenders’ (...)

Ardagh chairman Paul Coulson’s stake in the group is understood to be about 36 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ardagh Group chairman Paul Coulson’s stake in the glass and metal containers giant he has built by acquisition in less than two decades is worth as m(...)

Ardagh Group chairman Paul Coulson: Signalled last month that the group was planning to float on the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ardagh Group’s imminent $300 million (€282.4 million) share sale and New York Stock Exchange flotation has moved a step closer after the glass and met(...)

Ardagh Group will use the proceeds of the bond sale to buy back dollar- and euro-denominated debt due to be repaid between 2019 and 2022. Photograph: iStock

Multinational packaging group Ardagh expects to cut €22 million off its annual interest bill of €400 million after moving to refinance part of its €7.(...)

 Ardagh Group chairman Paul Coulson: pressing ahead with IPO and New York Stock Exchange listing by the end of March. Photograph: Alan Betson

Businessmen Denis O’Brien and Paul Coulson, who have built empires on the back of €14 billion in mainly high-risk, high-cost “junk-bond” debt, opted t(...)

Ardagh executive chairman Paul Coulson: 36 per cent stake in group would be worth up to  €2.4 billion, based on Merrion Capital’s valuation. Photograph: Frank Miller

Goldman Sachs and Davy have made it to the list of firms chosen to underwrite Ardagh Group’s planned $300 million (€284 million) initial public offeri(...)

Paul Coulson of the Ardagh Group: took company private in 2003 and owns about 36 per cent of its business. Photograph: Alan Betson

Glass and metal containers maker Ardagh Group, whose customers include Coca-Cola, Heineken and Nestlé, is advancing plans to start the process next we(...)

Paul Coulson’s Ardagh is likely to IPO  early this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish financier Paul Coulson’s Ardagh Group unveiled plans to refinance almost $1.3 billion (€1.2 billion) of debt due in two years’ time as the glass(...)

The markets were caught off guard by Trump’s election in November  but investors have decided to focus on the positive – for the moment at least

For financial market rollercoaster junkies fearing it will be hard next year to top volatility inspired by Brexit and Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, Mar(...)

Paul Coulson has invested heavily in Ardagh securities. Photographs: The Irish Times/Getty Images

Financier Paul Coulson has underlined his confidence in Ardagh Group’s ability to pay timely cash dividends on its riskiest class of debt by snapping (...)

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