The inquiry heard that the nature of the profit-sharing agreements exceeded INBS’s normal appetite for risk and left it more exposed during the downturn

Irish Nationwide Building Society’s (INBS) credit risk department was “racing from crisis to crisis” before the financial crash and had no role in ass(...)

Financier Paul Coulson’s Ardagh said the “footprint adjustment” was aimed at improving the group’s competitiveness.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Irish financier Paul Coulson’s Ardagh Group revealed on Thursday that it plans to close a second US glass-container plant in a little over a years, si(...)

INBS’s former chairman Michael Walsh, who told the inquiry into the building society that  non-executive directors were becoming increasingly frustrated with its top two executives in the lead-up to the financial crash. File photograph: Eric Luke

Irish Nationwide Building Society’s former chairman, Michael Walsh, has said the lender’s board had become clearly frustrated with its top two executi(...)

Emmanuel Macron, who has the support of nearly two-thirds of the electorate for the French presidential election run-off, polls indicate. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Irish shares soared to levels not seen since before the financial crisis as European equities and the value of the euro jumped after a centrist candi(...)

Paul Coulson’s Ardagh is likely to IPO  early this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish financier Paul Coulson’s Ardagh Group unveiled plans to refinance almost $1.3 billion (€1.2 billion) of debt due in two years’ time as the glass(...)

The stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Staff/Remote/Reuters

Irish shares were back in all-too-familiar negative territory on Tuesday, as broader European markets extended their declines into a second day amid o(...)

European bank shares had their worst two-day fall on record and world stocks were on track for worst two-day fall since the aftermath of the Lehman Bros collapse in late 2008. Ryanair dived by 15.2 per cent as sector followers reeled at a profit warning this morning from rival Easyjet

Irish shares were trampled on Monday as investors continued to baulk at the impact of Brexit on its closest trading partner -- and analysts downgraded(...)

The yield on Ireland’s 10-year bonds, which rose sharply on Thursday amid heightened concern about the UK’s membership of the EU, eased back by 0.06 percentage points to 0.86 per cent. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Irish shares rebounded from four-month lows on Friday in line with equities globally, amid speculation UK Labour MP Jo Cox’s murder on Thursday may r(...)

A survey for Guardian/ICM showed the UK Leave campaign enjoying a six-point lead over the Remain side. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

Irish shares have fallen the most in four months amid deepening investor concerns that the UK will leave the EU. Monday’s 2.3 per cent decline in th(...)

Irish manufacturing activity grew at its slowest pace in almost three years in May amid concern about the outcome of the Brexit referendum.

Joe Brennan Irish manufacturing activity grew at its slowest pace in almost three years in May as export orders fell amid concerns about the outcome (...)

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