KBC Bank Ireland’s profit fell almost a fifth last year to €227 million. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

KBC Bank Ireland chief executive Wim Verbraeken has said the country’s banks, currently selling billions of euro of soured debt to meet European Cent(...)

 A man wearing a monkey costume passes in front of the old European Central Bank  building in Frankfurt, Germany Photograph: EPA

Euro zone concerns over the weakness of the dollar were laid bare in a set of European Central Bank minutes that highlighted fears the Trump administr(...)

Philip Lane. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Failure to secure the vice-presidency of the European Central Bank will have been a blow to the ambitions of Central Bank governor Philip Lane, though(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys speaking to media after a  conference on the trade implications of Brexit at Croke Park, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe intends to review protections for home owners from mass repossessions in light of Permanent TSB’s likely sale of (...)

Permanent TSB: about 28 per cent of its mortgage loans are classed as nonperforming. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Damned if they do and damned if they don’t. That’s the way Irish banks view the furore about their planned sales of nonperforming mortgage loans – abo(...)

Permanent TSB, which is 75 per cent State-owned, said it plans to sell about €3.7 billion worth of loans. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Banks would be under less pressure to sell large portfolios of bad mortgages had they dealt with distressed borrowers earlier, the head of the State’s(...)

 Fianna Fáil’s John Curran, Michael McGrath, John Lahart and Senator Catherine Ardagh at Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil has insisted the Government has to accept “vulture funds” must be regulated before any sale of billions of euro worth of mortgages by Perm(...)

Bank of Latvia governor Ilmars Rimsevics says he has  become the target of  Latvian commercial banks to destroy Latvia’s reputation. Photograph: EPA/Valda Kalnina

The head of Latvia’s central bank has denied bribery allegations and claimed he is the victim of a smear campaign by commercial banks in the Baltic st(...)

Ireland is alone among EU countries in not having a central securities depository to settle clearing in shares on the Dublin exchange

Ireland’s efforts to build infrastructure that will prevent its securities markets being upended by a hard Brexit were boosted after Euroclear announc(...)

Irish Water’s lack of supply capacity has hampered plans for a large scale development of over 400 homes by Ireland’s largest housebuilder in Maynooth(...)

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