Permanent TSB chief executive Jeremy Masding. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Permanent TSB is laying the groundwork for its first sale of bonds where investors could suffer losses if the bank runs into trouble in the future, e(...)


European shares rose for a second straight day on Thursday, after China said it would hold trade talks with the United States, raising hopes that the (...)

European stocks gained some ground after Reuters reported that European Central Bank policymakers are leaning towards a stimulus package that includes a rate cut.

European shares retreated from one-month highs on Tuesday as weak US factory data added to worries about global growth, while uncertainty over Britain(...)

Debt ratings firm Fitch assigned a BBB rating on Bank of Ireland’s new bonds, the lowest level of what’s considered investment-grade debt

Bank of Ireland pulled a planned sale of €300 million of junior bonds on Tuesday afternoon, disappointed by the level of demand for the debt as potent(...)

US financial markets were closed on Monday for a public holiday, but weakness in other major currencies and a slight rise in US Treasury yields in Asia helped the dollar index rise. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Sterling sank to a three-year low below $1.20 on Tuesday as prime minister Boris Johnson’s implicit threat to lawmakers to support him on Brexit or fa(...)

Central Bank of Ireland governor Gabriel Makhlouf: has inherited  enforcement investigations against the banks.

As Gabriel Makhlouf settled into his second-floor office in Dublin’s north docklands on Monday, the new Central Bank governor found a deep in-tray wai(...)

The Iseq all-share index rose by half a per cent on Monday with low volumes seen across stocks. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish shares rose on Monday, a day on which volume was thin due to a US market holiday, Labour Day. Elsewhere, London’s FTSE 100 surged 1 per cent on(...)

S&P said that Smurfit Kappa’s €1.6bn, four-year investment programme will ‘weigh on cash flow generation and most likely limit any significant improvement in credit metrics in the near term’. File photograph: Bloomberg

Smurfit Kappa sold €750 million of bonds on Monday to refinance debt that matures within the next two years at cheaper rates. The company is seeking (...)

Incoming Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf.

After Gabriel Makhlouf finishes wandering around the Central Bank’s headquarters in Dublin’s north docklands on his first day on Monday and negotiates(...)

Brexit protest: The UK’s exit from the EU is one of the big uncertainties facing the Irish economy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Was it another blinking warning light in the cockpit of the Irish economy or merely a statistical anomaly? For the first time in seven years, employme(...)

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