Bank of Ireland CEO Francesca McDonagh. Some industry observers say the bank’s move to assess the possibility of becoming a primary dealer may be part of the group’s plan to acquire Davy.

AIB and Bank of Ireland are looking into the prospect of becoming primary dealers in Government bonds, as Davy’s exit from this business in the wake o(...)

One  project BVP is looking at is a wind farm which will have the environmental impact over its lifetime of the “equivalent of taking 23,000 cars off the road for one year”. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

BVP, a green investment firm, is planning to raise €7.5 million for investment in renewable energy projects and established trading investments throug(...)