Cecilia Ronan: “I told them that I may not necessarily be here until 8 o’clock at night, because I wanted to go home, do the feed and the bath, but I said that what I would do would be of really high quality.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Heading towards the lift to her office in the Scott Tallon Walker-designed Citigroup building that fronts on to the Liffey in Dublin, a painting that’(...)

Jane Howard

Ulster Bank has raised €1 billion from its first sale of mortgage-backed bonds in more than a decade, as the lender prepares to parachute a new chief (...)

Depfa had an average of 133 employees in Dublin last year out of a total of 146. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A German state-owned bad bank is eyeing the prospect of extracting special dividends from Dublin-based Depfa Bank as the failed lender’s annual report(...)

While Hypo Real Estate agreed to sell Depfa as part of a restructuring plan under its own bailout during the financial crisis, the German government scrapped the sale in 2014, and transferred the business to a state-owned bad bank FMS Wertmanagement (FMS-WM). Photograph: Getty Images

German authorities are considering a second attempt at selling Depfa Bank, the Dublin-based lender which nearly collapsed in September 2008, according(...)

 HRE bought Depfa in 2007, but had to be rescued by the German government a year later

Depfa Bank, the Dublin-based lender rescued by German authorities during the financial crisis, swung into a €48 million profit last year as the compan(...)

Depfa Bank in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin-based Depfa Bank plc has been taken over by Germany’s state-owned bad bank FMS Wertmanagement six years after it almost collapsed in the fin(...)