KBC Group CEO Johan Thijs: ‘What is still an annoying thing is all the tracker mortgage stuff and, honestly, we would recommend to Central Bank of Ireland: come on, guys, turn the page.’ Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

The dreaded B-word hovered malevolently over the banking sector, like most areas of Irish economic and political life, in 2019. Fears over the impact(...)

Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger of Teamwork.com, last year’s winners of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Monday Results: Analog Devices, Campbell Soup. Indicators: US housing market index (Nov). Meetings: Dublin Chamber Future of Cruise Tourism in (...)

KBC chief executive Johan Thijs: ‘Let’s now stop doing all the nitty-gritty stuff, which is an administrative hampering of the development of the financial institution  – and the financial market as a whole in Ireland.’

KBC Group chief executive Johan Thijs figured he was among his own kind when he let rip on a conference call with financial analysts on Thursday, bemo(...)

Extending the State banking guarantee to Anglo and Irish Nationwide in September 2008 was folly.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Lest we forget, the Comptroller and Auditor General this week reminded us that the bill for bailing out our domestic banks continues to rise. To the t(...)

The Irish Banking Culture Board’s chairman Mr Justice John Hedigan.

The chairman of the new Irish Banking Culture Board has said he remains sceptical, but optimistic, that the State’s banks are committed to improving h(...)

Derville Rowland, director general of financial conduct at the Central Bank. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The full impact of the tracker mortgage scandal was laid bare in the Central Bank of Ireland’s final report on the issues on Tuesday. It made for depr(...)

 Undated family handout file photo of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

The body of 39-year-old Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found close to a laneway near her holiday home, in the isolated townland of Drinane, outside (...)

Minister of State for Finance Michael D’Arcy: Irish banks  on their “last chance” to restore public faith. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Irish banks are on their “last chance” to restore public faith in the industry, according to Minister of State for Finance Michael D’Arcy at the launc(...)

Michael D’Arcy, Minister of State at the Department of Finance, has told bankers at an Irish Banking Culture Board  event that they are on their “last chance” to restore public faith in the industry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than a third of staff in Irish banks wanted to raise a concern at work over the past year, mainly relating to their company not acting in the bes(...)

Mr Justice John Hedigan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former Court of Appeal judge Mr Justice John Hedigan has been appointed as chairman of the Irish Banking Culture Board (IBCB). The board is an initi(...)

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