During his trial David Drumm became animated when a stockbroker talked about loan-to-deposit ratios. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Twenty-six of the witnesses during David Drumm’s 16-week trial were former employees of Anglo Irish Bank, hailing from both the treasury and the lendi(...)

Exam schedule and tips

Today’s exam schedule: Leaving Cert: English Paper 1 (higher and ordinary): 9.30am - 12.20pm Home Economics (higher and ordinary): 2-4.30pm Junior(...)

The somewhat uncanny inclusion of both a short and a long question about rollercoaster safety brought the higher level engineering paper bang up to(...)

PTSB’s cuts of up to 0.42 per cent in variable rates will be applied  to new customers and those on existing “managed” variable rates but not to those on the standard variable rate. Photograph: Alan Betson

The new year was less than a week old when Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB lowered some of their mortgage interest rates. In PTSB’s case, cut(...)

The cost of a book of 50 cheques will rise to ¤15 from February 23rd 2015 for Bank of Ireland’s business customers.

Bank of Ireland business and personal customers will be hit with another round of fee increases from February 2015, as the bank continues to encourage(...)

AIB is cutting its standard variable rate by 0.25 per cent and introducing new fixed rates. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rival mortgage providers are under pressure to follow AIB’s surprise move yesterday to cut variable and fixed mortgage rates – its first such reductio(...)

Permanent TSB: still awaits clearance from the European Commission for its restructuring plan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

On August 19th, the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan issued a statement welcoming the improved half-year results published that day by Permanent TS(...)

Halifax withdrew from the Irish market in 2010 and continues to run down its Irish mortgage book. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

UK lender Lloyds has offloaded a € 1.1 billion portfolio of 4,000 Irish non-perfroming residential mortgages to US private equity fund Lone Star.Lloyd(...)

Permanent TSB is alone among Ireland’s three surviving rescued banks not to have a restructuring plan approved by the European Union

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said if Permanent TSB, the 99.2 per cent government-owned lender, needs to raise capital after European stress tes(...)

Today’s announcement “bodes well for the future of the Irish business” Merrion analyst Ciaran Callaghan said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ulster Bank owner Royal Bank of Scotland is to “significantly outperform” its bad loan target for Ireland for 2014, as the economic recovery gathers s(...)

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