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IFA president Tim Cullinan: Farmers feel increasingly like powerless spectators in the management of their own forests, locked into forestry under the replanting obligation without recourse. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

The timber shortages resulting from the forest licence backlog continues to threaten the Irish forestry industry, which in normal circumstances export(...)

The mulling of a wind-down of Ulster Bank in the Republic comes as Covid-19 has added to the problems of the lender.

Reports that US investment firm Cerberus is considering an approach for Ulster Bank’s €20.5 billion loan book in the Republic have been described as “(...)

Ulster Bank has been allowed by the Central Bank to return €3.5bn  of surplus capital to RBS over the past four years, the equivalent of about a fifth of its parental bailout bill during the financial crisis.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US investment firm Cerberus is looking at making an approach for Ulster Bank’s €20.5 billion loan book in the Republic as the lender’s UK parent activ(...)

‘Ulster Bank has a long association with its customers and communities across Ireland and plays a key role in personal, business, and digital banking,’ said FSU general secretary John O’Connell. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Financial Services Union (FSU) said on Thursday that it has written to directors of Ulster Bank’s UK parent NatWest as part of a campaign to “save(...)

 KBC:  “It is extremely disappointing that KBC have refused to engage with the FSU on these serious issues.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Financial Services’ Union (FSU) is seeking an early conciliation meeting in a dispute with KBC Bank over its plans to close four branches. FSU ge(...)

Cormac McCloskey of Errigal Contracts.

Profiled today are the first four of eight nominees shortlisted in the industry category of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 competition. The nomi(...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive Francesca McDonagh. The bank’s redundancy plan will have “serious ramifications” for both staff and services, says the FSU. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The Financial Services Union (FSU) has referred Bank of Ireland to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) over its decision to pursue voluntary redu(...)

Deloitte Ireland forecast last week that Irish retail banks are likely to cut  as many as 7,650 positions  in the next five years.

Financial Services Union (FSU) general secretary John O’Connell will raise fears over a fresh wave of job losses in the banking sector in a meeting wi(...)

Multiple wells can be connected to a single base station as far as 15km away.

An innovation partnership facilitated by the Enterprise Ireland Wisar Technology Gateway has resulted in the development of a water well pump monitori(...)

Ulster Bank Northern Ireland employs about 2,000 people and has 44 branches. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ulster Bank Northern Ireland is seeking up to 40 redundancies as transactions in its branches continue to decline. The lender, part of Royal Bank of(...)

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