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The car park at St Brendan’s church in  Coolock, Dublin, stands empty last March as Fr Paddy Stanley celebrates Sunday Mass broadcast live via webcam. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There have been further calls for churches to be allowed open for public worship as Level 5 restrictions advise otherwise across Ireland. These state (...)

Ulster Bank has been allowed by the Central Bank to return €3.5bn  of surplus capital to RBS over the past four years, the equivalent of about a fifth of its parental bailout bill during the financial crisis.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US investment firm Cerberus is looking at making an approach for Ulster Bank’s €20.5 billion loan book in the Republic as the lender’s UK parent activ(...)

The move means that Carechoice now owns 11 nursing homes in the Republic with a total of 1,100 residential care beds and a staff of 1,350

Nursing home group Carechoice has bought a 59-bedroom facility in Dublin in a deal thought to be worth €10 million. Carechoice owns and runs nursing (...)

The figure was contained in a report published on Wednesday by the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) on accounts of the public services for 2019.

The escrow account set up by the State two years’ ago to hold €14.3 billion of alleged Apple back taxes that’s the subject of a legal dispute with the(...)

Andrew O’Shaughnessy of Poppulo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

The last four of eight nominees in the international category of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition are profiled this week. The awards are ru(...)

It is highly likely that news of the strategic review will prompt an approach from 75 per cent State-owned PTSB for Ulster Bank. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was understandable why Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) hired investment bank Morgan Stanley back in 2014 to look into how it could retreat from the Re(...)

NatWest – ready to withdraw from Ulster Bank. Photograph: iStock

On the surface, at least, it’s business as usual at Ulster Bank in the Republic. The bank’s announcement last week that it was cutting 266 of its 2,(...)

Cheaper  home loans for  public servants, medics and other high earners.

The Government is considering drafting the ESB back in speed up the provision of broadband to 540,000 homes and businesses around the Republic, The Su(...)

A Deloitte office in the Netherlands. The firm’s Irish member topped the league table of corporate deals for the first half of this year.

Accountants Deloitte led the way in advising on corporate dealmaking in the Republic in the first half of this year, new figures show. Covid-19 sent (...)

The European Central Bank said consolidation  ‘may boost the low profitability of euro area banks by helping them achieve economies of scale, become more cost-efficient and improve their capacity to face a future that is increasingly digital and definitely global’. Photograph: AFP

The European Central Bank (ECB) has redoubled its efforts to encourage mergers and acquisitions in the euro zone banking sector by seeking to tackle m(...)

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