Do bonds mean prizes? The fund has shrunk by more than 50% from 2013 to 2018 and the number of prizes by a similar proportion, to just 4,316 a week. File photograph: Getty

There has never been as much money in State-backed prize bonds as there is now. And yet the returns on offer haven’t been as low in more than 10 years(...)

Bank of Ireland in Dublin. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

Bank of Ireland has made a new appointment to its board, with former National Treasury Management Agency executive Eileen Fitzpatrick joining from May(...)

Only half of growth-stage companies in Europe have physically expanded beyond their home markets. Photograph: Getty

Investment in Irish technology companies as they grow fell by 6 per cent last year, at a time when overall funding flowing into European businesses mo(...)

A raft of weak economic data across the euro zone has prompted a rally by European government bonds so far this year

Bond traders in Dublin have been racking their brains in recent days trying to remember when the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) last cance(...)

NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly. Photograph: Sara Freund

The National Asset Management Agency (NTMA) has hired banks and brokerage firms to sell €3 billion of bonds that will not mature until 2050. The Stat(...)

Greencoat has assets all across the Republic and recently picked up an additional 25 per cent stake in the Cloosh Valley Wind Farm in Co Galway for €34.5 million. Photograph: iStock

Greencoat renewables could invest in offshore wind assets in the Republic by 2023, Bertrand Gautier, partner at Greencoat Capital, the renewable arm’s(...)

If someone puts €10,000 into prize bonds and wins just €50 a year, they will have done better than putting their money in the top paying deposit account. Photograph: iStock

The number of prizes awarded from the State’s Prize Bond scheme fell more than 25 per cent last year while the value of prizes awarded also dipped by (...)

The opening came as the previous head of the division, Colin Hunt, was named before Christmas as AIB’s new chief executive.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) is set to lose recently-hired senior official Cathy Bryce, who has decided to rejoin AIB to head its co(...)

 Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Ireland sovereign debt management agency has raised €300 million through the placement of an inflation-linked bond. This is the second time the Nati(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: ‘We have to show some patience and give some space to the British prime minister.’ Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said that if the UK seeks a lengthy extension to the Brexit process, it should be accompan(...)

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