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Bernard Byrne, AIB chief executive, rings the bell at the Irish Stock Exchange with Deirdre Somers, Irish Stock Exchange chief executive, and Richard Pym, chairman AIB. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Shortly after midnight last Friday, Ann Nolan, deputy head of the Department of Finance, and two officials working on AIB’s flotation hailed a taxi fr(...)

AIB: certain “senior executives” below the board may seek to participate in the stock sale, which the Government expects to price at between €3.90 and €4.90 per share.

A number of AIB directors plan to buy stock in the bank after it floats later this month, having agreed not to participate in the initial share sale t(...)

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne, who is set to undertake a roadshow of institutional investors in advance of the bank’s share sale. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Potential investors in AIB have voiced concerns about paying up front for the bank’s ability to save €3 billion in taxes in the coming decades, as ana(...)

  AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne: “The first piece is getting the 25 per cent away. Everything becomes significantly easier after that.”  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

AIB, which was seized by the State in late 2010 to prevent its collapse, may be out of majority Government control by the end of the decade. Speakin(...)

 Bernard Byrne: “Today we think we are presenting a changed bank.”  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

AIB will tell potential investors that its €8.6 billion bad loans problem will be mostly fixed within three years, as it prepares to float on the Dubl(...)

AIB chief financial officer Mark Bourke and AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne on Tuesday: they will conduct an investor roadshow to generate interest in the stock.  Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has given the green light for the sale of a 25 per cent stake in AIB to stock market investors. This begins a pro(...)

AIB completed a so-called non-deal international roadshow with analysts and investors in Frankfurt on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

State-owned AIB is liaising with the Central Bank on a prospectus for its long-awaited return to the main Irish and London stock exchanges in the comi(...)

AIB: The bank predicts that new mortgage lending in Ireland will normalise at about €10bn in the coming years, for a market of 25,000-30,000 newly built houses a year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne sees a “potential” for the bank to pay special dividends from surplus capital in the coming years as its balance she(...)

 Allied Irish Bank: 99.9 per cent owned by the taxpayer.  Photograph: Paul McErlane/Reuters

Michael Noonan’s decision to offer shares in AIB to small retail investors as well as institutions is an interesting one on a number of levels. The (...)

Minister for Finance  Michael Noonan: says the European Commission’s plans could derail  tax avoidance measures. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Almost a decade after the financial crash, AIB this week indicated that it was to become the first of the State’s bailed-out banks to pay a dividend (...)

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