Ulster Bank has been allowed by the Central Bank to return €3.5bn  of surplus capital to RBS over the past four years, the equivalent of about a fifth of its parental bailout bill during the financial crisis.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US investment firm Cerberus is looking at making an approach for Ulster Bank’s €20.5 billion loan book in the Republic as the lender’s UK parent activ(...)

‘Ulster Bank has a long association with its customers and communities across Ireland and plays a key role in personal, business, and digital banking,’ said FSU general secretary John O’Connell. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Financial Services Union (FSU) said on Thursday that it has written to directors of Ulster Bank’s UK parent NatWest as part of a campaign to “save(...)

Debenhams staff protested outside a number of Bank of Ireland branches on Friday as part of their campaign to obtain redundancy pay for more than 1,000 workers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Debenhams workers protested on Friday outside premises owned by one of the parent company’s shareholders, Bank of Ireland. Former workers at the comp(...)

Debenhams denied accusations that it was cynically using the Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse to shut down its Irish stores. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The High Court has appointed joint provisional liquidators to the Irish arm of Debenhams. The provisional liquidators were appointed on Thursday morn(...)

Sligo workers will strike on Thursday, December 6th, and again on Friday, December 14th. The Carrick-on-Shannon workers will strike on Saturday, December 22nd.

Workers in the Sligo and Carrick-on-Shannon Tesco stores have voted in favour of strike action in the lead up to Christmas. Mandate Trade Union has s(...)

Workers striking outside Lloyds Pharmacy on June 22nd. Photograph: Garrett White/The Irish Times

A dispute at Lloyds Pharmacy will escalate further this week with 240 workers in almost 40 stores due to participate in industrial action in a row con(...)

Workers at Lloyds pharmacies across the Republic will strike for two hours on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than 200 workers across 34 Lloyds Pharmacy outlets in the Republic will strike for two hours on Friday in a dispute over pay, zero-hour contracts(...)

Tesco workers on strike outside the Tesco store on Baggot Street. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mandate’s decision to strike at Tesco in a row over terms and conditions for long-serving staff is “an entirely unreasonable move against a good emplo(...)

The plain clothes garda identified herself only after the sale of a bottle of wine to the girl had gone through at Dunnes,  Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

Dunnes Stores had no option but to sack a check-out assistant for selling alcohol to a 16-year-old schoolgirl who bought it on the instructions of an(...)

Tesco Ireland workers are set for payouts of between €400 and €700 after agreeing a pay deal that will see a 2 per cent rise in their wages. Photograph:  Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Tesco workers around the country have voted in favour of a 2 per cent pay rise, giving more than 14,000 employees a bum(...)