Permanent TSB chief executive Eamonn Crowley: expects the Ulster Bank loan purchase – combined with contraction of the Irish market from five retail banks to three – to boost PTSB’s return on equity to 9 per cent over the medium term.  Photograph: Alan Betson

As a young banker, Eamonn Crowley landed in Warsaw in August 2002 straight off his post-wedding holiday with his wife Orlaith, to take on the role of (...)

Jeremy Masding (left), former chief executive of Permanent TSB, with Eamonn Crowley, his successor in the role. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Eamonn Crowley recalled this week how his parents brought him to their local Irish Permanent Building Society branch in Dundrum, south Dublin in 1980 (...)

Gerry Byrne will have responsibility for supervising Santander’s operations in Spain, Portugal, the UK and Poland and its global consumer finance business.

Irishman Gerry Byrne has been appointed head of Europe at Santander Group, one of Spain’s leading banks and the largest in the euro zone by market cap(...)

Ken Bowles with Tony Smurfit, Smurfit Kappa chief executive. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Often the unsung heroes of the business world, chief financial officers are the workhorses behind the headlines. This year’s shortlist for the Irish T(...)

Bernard Byrne, AIB chief executive, rings the bell at the Irish Stock Exchange with Deirdre Somers, Irish Stock Exchange chief executive, and Richard Pym, chairman AIB. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Shortly after midnight last Friday, Ann Nolan, deputy head of the Department of Finance, and two officials working on AIB’s flotation hailed a taxi fr(...)

AIB has slashed its level of bad loans from €29 billion in 2013  to €8.6 billion, as the bank restructured soured loans at pace, and it benefited from a rebound in the economy and house prices

For a brief moment at the height of the financial crisis, AIB received some respite as top executives at Goldman Sachs were grilled in April 2010 by U(...)

Bernard Byrne, the chief executive of AIB told staff they should be “very proud” after the government sold a stake in the bank. (Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times)

AIB’s chief executive, Bernard Byrne, told staff on Friday they should be “very proud” after the Government sold a 28.8 per cent stake in the bank to (...)

October 2008: AIB chief executive Eugene Sheehy rules out bailout. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

August 2008: AIB reports a €1.28 billion pretax profit for the first half of 2008. Pays €270 million dividend to shareholders as most other banks glob(...)

Eamonn Crowley

Permanent TSB has appointed Eamonn Crowley as its new chief financial officer. He will take up his role in March and will be proposed for appointment (...)

Building work on a skyscraper in Warsaw and, above, the Daniel Libeskind-designed Zlota 44 tower in the city which is made of materials from Ireland’s CRH group.

Josef Stalin would be furious if he could see Warsaw now. Where once the postwar cityscape was dominated by the Palace of Culture, an unwanted and uns(...)