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Natwest Group’s Ulster Bank Northern Ireland said on Thursday it is closing nine of its remaining 44 branches later this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Natwest Group’s Ulster Bank Northern Ireland, which is remaining in operation even as its sister company in the Republic is being wound down, said on (...)

Most of AIB’s employees are on track to receive a 10 per cent pay increase spread over three years in the longest-lasting pay deal struck between an Irish retail bank and trade union officials as a result of a spike in the living costs in the past year.

Most of AIB’s employees are on track to receive a 10 per cent pay increase spread over three years in the longest-lasting pay deal struck between an I(...)

West Cork Distillers in Skibbereen pleaded guilty to three offences relating to the discharge of effluent into the Ilen River   which resulted in the deaths of salmon, brown trout and sea trout. Photograph: Skibbereen District Court

A west Cork distillery has agreed to donate €26,000 to a number of Tidy Town organisations in the area after a judge found that it was responsible for(...)

However, the pay hikes agreed do not keep up with current headline inflation. Photograph: iStock

Most of Bank of Ireland’s 9,000-strong workforce is on track to receive a 7.5 per cent pay hike over two years, marking its biggest pay award in over (...)

The planned wage demand comes as the three remaining retail banks in the State, in which taxpayers hold sizeable stakes, are seeking to rein in costs to build their profit returns to levels that are acceptable to investors. Photograph: iStock

The Financial Services Union (FSU) appears set on a collision course with the main retail banks after saying it will seek a 6 per cent pay hike for st(...)

A blocklayer is entitled to €30,000 general damages against the Building and Allied Trades Union (BATU) over breach of his right to earn a livelihood.

A blocklayer is entitled to €30,000 general damages against the Building and Allied Trades Union (BATU) over breach of his right to earn a livelihood (...)

KBC Bank Ireland’s headquarters on Sandwith Street, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Financial Services Union (FSU) has called on KBC Bank Ireland and Bank of Ireland to clarify whether employees at the Belgian-owned bank will be a(...)

Brian Hayes, chief executive of the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The departure of KBC Group from the Irish market, fresh on the heels of Ulster Bank, raises “fundamental questions” about the banking sector here and (...)

The FSU  there is a danger the financial regulator could take its eye off ensuring the banking system is fit-for-purpose

The need to monitor international financial services companies based in the State could distract the Central Bank from ensuring the domestic banking s(...)

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will update Cabinet on the Davy scandal on Tuesday. Photograph: Julien Behal.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is to update Cabinet on the Davy scandal on Tuesday, Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has said. The me(...)

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