Thomas MacDonell on a peak overlooking the Glenfeshie Valley in the Scottish Highlands on March 30, 2022. MacDonnell is director of conservation and forestry at WIldland Ltd, a company that aims to prove that reviving Scotland’s peat can be environmentally useful and profitable. Photograph: Catherine Hyland/The New York Times

On a gusty morning in the Scottish Highlands, Thomas MacDonell padded across a terrain that looked like nature’s version of a Persian rug. The surface(...)

Britain spent £45bn  bailing out NatWest Group, once one of the world’s largest lenders, in 2008. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

The British government’s stake in Ulster Bank parent NatWest Group has fallen to below 50 per cent, returning the lender to majority private control f(...)

Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier breaks with the ball against England. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

There will be an endearing circularity about Josh van der Flier taking to the pitch against Scotland on Saturday in the final match of the series. The(...)

Avolon, the $30bn (€27bn) aircraft leasing business that Dómhnal Slattery founded and leads, invested in Vertical last year. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Emissions-free-flying pioneer Vertical Aerospace has appointed Avolon chief executive Dómhnal Slattery as chairman. New York-listed Vertical hopes it(...)

According to Ulster Bank, deposit accounts that are due to roll over after October 29th will not do so. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ulster Bank is set to shut the doors to new customers for a host of its banking products later this week, as it enters the next stage of its departure(...)

Ding founder and chief executive Mark Roden. Photograph: Bríd O’Donovan.

Private-equity firm Pollen Street Capital has acquired a majority stake in Irish mobile top-up service provider Ding in a multimillion-euro deal. Wh(...)

The finance ministry said it had instructed Morgan Stanley to sell NatWest shares on its behalf in a scheme starting on August 12th and running until August 11th, 2022. Photograph: iStock

Britain’s government on Thursday announced a new plan to sell some NatWest shares over the next year as it looks to bring the state’s stake in the ban(...)

Cormac McCarthy as CEO of Ulster Bank in 2009. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Cormac McCarthy, the former chief executive of Ulster Bank and one-time finance chief of bookmaker Paddy Power, has died suddenly. He was 58. An acc(...)

Colin Hunt: “It [THE PANDEMIC]made me more comfortable in my view that we could drive very significant transformational change to the organisation at pace.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

AIB’s chief executive Colin Hunt describes himself as a “young man in a hurry”. So do many CEOs, but few hit the summit of their career ambitions at t(...)

UK Post Office scandal shows business leaders often enjoy the benefit of doubt. Photograph: iStock

Paula Vennells sounds as though she has some of the qualities and values of a good sub-postmaster. “You can’t just focus on the commercial side by its(...)

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