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(...)

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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 – (...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares bounced back on Monday as new-found optimism among investors about the new round of trade talks between Beijing and Washington lifted (...)

 Davy estimates that Ulster Bank’s return on equity, a key gauge of a bank’s profitability, amounted to a little over 5 per cent in the first nine months of 2018, excluding exceptional costs.

A merger between Ulster Bank and Permanent TSB (PTSB) would boost the combined weak profitability of the two lenders by almost 50 per cent, according (...)

The move comes a little over a month after the NTMA sold €4 billion of 10-year bonds. Photograph: Thierry Roge/Reuters

The National Treasury Management Agency plans to raise as much as €1.25 billion through the sale of bonds on Thursday. The move comes a little over (...)

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