AIB deputy chair Catherine Woods during the bank’s agm at The Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin. She said pay restrictions were of “concern” to investors. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

State-controlled bank AIB has stepped up its long-running campaign to convince the Government that the crisis-era restrictions that were brought in on(...)

Fodder and water shortages due to extreme weather events had taken a toll on farmers this year, the IFA said. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish farmers are encountering “the perfect storm” of this year’s extreme weather events, imminent exposure due to Brexit, and a battle to maintain CA(...)