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Bank of Ireland in Dublin. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

Bank of Ireland has made a new appointment to its board, with former National Treasury Management Agency executive Eileen Fitzpatrick joining from May(...)

The opening came as the previous head of the division, Colin Hunt, was named before Christmas as AIB’s new chief executive.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) is set to lose recently-hired senior official Cathy Bryce, who has decided to rejoin AIB to head its co(...)

David McKernan, managing director of Java Republic,  put the company up for sale late last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Grocery retail and wholesale group Musgrave is in the running to acquire coffee roaster and distributor Java Republic in a deal that could be worth ab(...)

Coillte and other State-backed companies are heavily reliant on Britain for trade

Brexit remains a key concern for State-owned companies, with forestry service Coillte seen as being particularly vulnerable as it still derives just o(...)

Bord na Móna wind farm in Offaly. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The State’s dividend from some of Ireland’s biggest semi-State companies fell 46 per cent last year on the back of weaker profits and the non-recurren(...)

From briquettes to biomass: Bord na Móna must move away from its core, environmentally dubious activity of peat supply. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The fact that Bord na Móna, which is ultimately owned by Irish taxpayers, has found it makes more commercial sense to invest in a new €60 million biom(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan being questioned about  Irish Water at the launch of Activate Capital. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Despite the Coalition’s muted protests about the troika forcing its hand on the water charges issue, Irish Water is very much a creature of Fine Gael.(...)

The sale of the harvesting rights for the country’s State-owned forests has been abandoned. Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said the Governmen(...)