Ken Burke

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 At the Dublin Chamber of Commerce annual dinner last night were:  Greg Clarke, president of the chamber, Bernard Byrne, chief executive of AIB, Gina Quin, chief executive of the chamber  and Jo Malone, the perfume entrepreneur.  Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

AIB will be in a position to repay a “very sizeable chunk” of capital to the State in the “not too distant future”, its chief executive Bernard Byrne (...)

 From left: Aine Mulloy and Elva Carri of GirlCrew, Fabien Peyaud of Herdwatch, Brody Sweeney of Camile Thai, Isolde Johnson and Sarah O’Connor of Cool Beans at the launch of the AIB Start-up Academy. Photo: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Irish Times and AIB are to collaborate on the AIB Start-up Academy, an initiative to help start-ups and entrepreneurs throughout the country, f(...)

“Improving profitability at farm level will be key to a strong future for the livestock sector,” says IFA president Eddie Downey. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Just under 40 per cent of Irish beef farmers are planning to invest in their business over the next three years, according to a report produced by AI(...)

AIB said there had been strong demand from businesses and farmers for its loans, which are available at a rate of 4.5 per cent rate

AIB has approved more than €60 million in business credit to over 1,300 customers following the launch in March this year of a €200 million fund backe(...)

Some of the 11 AIB start-up Academy finalists pictured with Irish Times editor Kevin O’Sullivan (third from left) and Ken Burke (centre), head of business banking at AIB, at the newspaper’s Dublin office. Photograph: Conor Mulhern

The year-long search for the best start-up talent in the country came to a close when Herdwatch won the first ever AIB Start-up Academy final. On Marc(...)

Willie Penrose, Labour TD: “I’m scared of everybody heading for the hills and expanding like nobody’s business. You could have a confluence of factors coming that would actually eat up farmers’ incomes and leave them with virtually nothing.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Politicians have questioned bank assurances that dairy farmers are well-positioned to deal with volatile prices when the milk quota ends on March 1st.(...)

AIB: latest data shows the bank is approving more loans to  businesses in  rising sectors such as agriculture, transport, retail and hospitality. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

AIB approved €5.6 billion in credit to Irish SMEs in the first 11 months of this year, according to latest data from the bank. This was 52 per cent ah(...)

AIB head of business banking Ken Burke: “We’re seeing strong demand for funding and we expect that to continue.” Photograph: Frank Miller

AIB has established a €300 million healthcare fund to support investment in nursing home care. Speaking to The Irish Times yesterday, Ken Burke, AIB’s(...)

Digital kitchen scale innovator Ben Harris (left), chief executive of Drop, with members of the AIB and Frontline Ventures teams, celebrates AIB’s €2 million seeding

AIB has provided €2 million for a new investment fund to support 20 high-potential start-up technology ventures in Ireland. The AIB Discovery Progr(...)

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