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Colin Hunt is a former chief economist at Goodbody Stockbrokers, and  also previously worked as special adviser to former ministers for finance and transport.

AIB has picked internal candidate Colin Hunt as its next chief executive, succeeding Bernard Byrne, who announced in October he was quitting to join s(...)

An Post’s price pitch has surprised existing mortgage players, given that the company has not yet lined up a lender to underwrite the loans

An Post has set a deadline of January 30th for lenders to express an interest in setting up a mortgages joint venture, months after the State-owned po(...)

His bank might be the same size as PTSB, but Metro Bank’s Craig Donaldson earns more than three times as much as Jeremy Masding. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The chief executives of AIB and Permanent TSB are among the lowest-paid compared with their European peers, according to an analysis of remuneration a(...)

Did AIB take advantage of new accounting rules  to artificially boost profits? Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The sale by Allied Irish Banks of € 1.1 billion of problem loans to a consortium led by Cerberus Capital has raised questions over whether the bank t(...)

The results aid regulators in deciding whether banks should raise more capital and what level of dividends they can give shareholders and the bonuses they can pay staff. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Republic’s two biggest banks have enough capital to withstand a recession, results of a Europe-wide tests show, but the State’s regulator says bot(...)

Stock-market watchers say international investor flows into Irish property stocks have dried up in recent months because there was less upside to the sector than they had expected.

Investors around the world are smarting from the losses suffered in what has been called Red October, when stock markets gave up their gains for the y(...)

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne announced he is to leave the bank late last week.

Bankers’ bonuses should only be considered once public confidence in banks has been restored, the Financial Services Union (FSU) has said. And it argu(...)

Bernard Byrne: leaving chief executive role at AIB for a deputy chief executive job at Davy. Photograph: Julien Behal

The bankers are at it again. Pay us more, they plea, or our top talent will all leave. And there is some evidence to support the argument. On Friday, (...)

Amazon was among the tech stocks leading markets lower. Phototgraph: Getty

Stocks slid around the world on Friday, heading for their longest weekly losing streak since 2013. Earnings reports from Amazon and Alphabet rekindle(...)

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne’s surprise resignation  has sent the Department of Finance into a tailspin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Banker bonuses were one of the root causes of the financial crash. A vast system of incentives that rewarded risk-taking can be directly linked to the(...)

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