Brian Cowen. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Brian Cowen Former taoiseach Brian Cowen retired from politics in February 2011, having served as leader since May 2008. The Co Offaly politician, (...)

Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky   at the Web Summit in  Dublin in 2015. Pebble is among the firms  that found out that being a star on crowdfunding sites didn’t necessarily translate into a sustainable business. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Think of crowdfunding and you might immediately think of throwing a few euro towards a new smartwatch or a plant pot that does double duty as an air p(...)

Sugru inventor Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh said the sale of the adhesive maker was not the financial outcome anyone had expected.

Sugru maker FormFormForm is being sold for about £7.6 million, in a deal that will see investors lose up to 90 per cent of their initial investment. (...)

The merger would create Britain’s leading ‘challenger’ bank, with 6 million personal and business customers.

Virgin Money said on Monday that it had received an all-stock takeover offer from rival CYBG Plc, a proposal that values the British lender at about £(...)

Ciarán Hancock and panel at the Inside Business live podcast.

What does the future of banking hold? Far fewer jobs for real people, according to former AIB chief executive David Duffy. “Process activity, and fr(...)

 The avaiation industry is “a proper paddy party” and  Tallaght’s Alan Joyce is on course for a decade at the helm at Qantas. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Ideally, green neckties would be banned. They rarely look good; slime-coloured fashion crimes slithering down the front of their wearers’ shirts. St P(...)

RBS chief executive Ross McEwan: says the group has got “lots to do to clean up” Ulster Bank. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The chief executive of Ulster Bank’s owner, Royal Bank of Scotland, has said the group may look at “safe” Irish acquisitions again in the coming year(...)

The move by Clydesdale, run by Irish man David Duffy,  could end a costly seven-year process by Royal Bank of Scotland to offload Williams & Glyn after it was ordered by the European Union to sell it as a condition of its taxpayer-funded rescue package.

Clydesdale Bank, which is run by Irish man and former AIB chief executive David Duffy, has made an offer to take over Royal Bank of Scotland’s William(...)

Chief executive Bernard Byrne saw his remuneration rise 3 per cent last year

AIB paid its chief executive Bernard Byrne €587,000 in total remuneration last year, an increase of 3 per cent on 2014. His basic salary increased (...)

Clydesdale Bank is run by Irishman and former AIB chief executive David Duffy

Shares in UK-based Clydesdale Bank, which is run by Irish man and former AIB chief executive David Duffy, will be offered at between 175 pence and 23(...)

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