Eamon Gilmore’s appointment is expected to be formally approved by the Council of Ministers in the next few days. Photograph: Frank Miller

Former tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has been nominated as EU special representative for human rights. His appointment following his nomination by high repre(...)

AIB chief financial officer Mark Bourke, who will depart the bank shortly for a new role in Portugal. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

AIB is understood to have selected Donal Galvin as its next chief financial officer (CFO), as the bank prepares to announce a planned dividend hike ne(...)

The State postal service put out an alert in December seeking expressions of interest from lenders.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Not put off by its abortive entry more than a decade ago into financial services with Benelux lender Fortis, An Post seems to be confident that it wil(...)

Insurer FBD was in demand, advancing 2.9 per cent to €8.50. Photograph: Dave Meehan

European shares advanced on Friday to their highest level in three months, as investors cheered reports of progress in US-China trade talks and as a E(...)

Ulster Bank’s owner RBS pumped the equivalent of €17 billion into Ulster Bank during the financial crisis. Photograph: Tom Honan

Ulster Bank’s chief executive of five months in the Republic, Jane Howard, couldn’t have been more adamant. “I’ve no mandate at all to look at Perman(...)

Photograph: iStock

The euro dipped towards a near two-year low on Friday after a top European Central Bank official floated the possibility of another round of long-term(...)

Cantor Fitzgerald’s Alan McQuaid said the figures showed overall inflationary pressures in the economy remained fairly muted. Photograph: iStock

Consumer prices rose 0.7 per cent in the year to the end of January, as higher rents and mortgage interest hit hard-pressed consumers. But the Centra(...)

Philip Lane, governor of the Central bank of Ireland, believes a Brexit deal will happen.

Central Bank of Ireland governor Philip Lane believes the UK and the European Union will eventually agree on a withdrawal deal, with a long transition(...)

German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The euro zone has not yet been made crisis proof, so the European Central Bank is still at risk of having to function as a crisis-response unit, a ri(...)

Bank of Scotland Ireland’s former head office on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin in 2010. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Three overseas banks that quit the Irish market during the financial crisis have seen their number of cases related to the tracker mortgage scandal – (...)

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