You can’t teach an old dog new tech: Adapting to new markets does not come easy to established financial institutions.

“Our economy suffered a very severe crash, leaving the bulk of lending in the hands of three surviving banks, hands that have been full for most of th(...)

Growing the green shoots: knowing what’s best for your company’s capital growth depends on questions only you can answer. Performing some serious internal due diligence is prudent. Photograph: Getty/iStockphoto

Capital may refer to anything a business uses that explicitly or implicitly supports the revenue stream. Increasing output of a product or service is (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at a press conference on the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs in 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke

The latest statistics from the Central Bank show that SME lending in Ireland had grown to €2.7 billion annually at the beginning of 2016, almost 5 per(...)

Euro-based SME customers should see Brexit as an opportunity for greater export thanks to the sterling devaluation, said Adrian Sainsbury of Close Brothers UK.

Just when things were beginning to get a little easier with the 2008 economic crisis almost in the distant past, a new geopolitical challenge threaten(...)

Former Irish Permanent chief executive Billy Kane set up First Auto in 2011

First Auto Finance, the company set up by former Irish Permanent chief executive Billy Kane, saw profits jump by 43 per cent last year as income rose (...)

Chief Rabbi Dr Yaakov Pearlman and Ralph Jacob at the Kosher Corner with a loaf of Irish Pride, certified Kosher at Super Valu Churchtown, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An independent accountant’s report shows that bakery Irish Pride, which is shortly due to be sold out of receivership, could have been saved through a(...)

Paul Tattersall: “We wanted control of our  own destiny.”

Irish banks may be profitable again, but tight lending policies mean that it can still be difficult for small businesses to get the funds they need to(...)

Russia showed no signs of yielding in the Crimean standoff as Ukraine bolstered its defences. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

Dublin’s stock market outperformed most of its European peers yesterday, with the Iseq climbing about 0.9 per cent. Most European stocks (...)

The Vatican Bank. From day one it was clear Pope Francis was no friend of deregulated capitalism, let alone murky financial speculation.  Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

As tourists walk past the Porta Sant’Anna in Rome, just off St Peter’s Square, few pay much attention to the strange-looking, rounded tower that sits (...)

Christmas parties are back in fashion according to a new business barometer.

Colm KeenaPublic Affairs CorrespondentThe number of small firms who plan to hold staff Christmas parties this year has risen significantly in comparis(...)

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