Pat Farrell

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 A weather warning has been issued for eastern counties until 9pm on Monday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The incessant wet weather is causing potatoes to rot in the ground and is preventing the planting of winter wheat and barley. It has been an excepti(...)

Help To Buy was introduced in January 2017, and offers tax rebates of up to €20,000 to first-time buyers purchasing a new build house worth up to €500,000. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Irish Institutional Property (IIP), a recently-formed lobby group for large property investors here, has urged the Government to extend the Help To Bu(...)

‘Statistically, we are late cycle and now in the high probability of there being a downturn,’ said Brian Moran, managing director of US real estate group Hines’s Irish business. Photograph: Alan Betson

Overseas investors now see the prime Irish office sector – which is currently valued at a rental yield of about 4 per cent – as “fully priced”, offeri(...)

 Pat Farrell will leave Bank of Ireland to become chief executive of the Irish Institutional Property. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Outgoing head of group communications at Bank of Ireland Pat Farrell is to lead a new property industry lobby after leaving his current job. Mr Farre(...)

Achill islander Saoirse McHugh: “We need to immediately abandon plans for increasing herd size and begin destocking. We must demand that CAP payments are used to facilitate farmers in the transition towards more climate-friendly agriculture.” File photograph: Getty Images

A fortnight ago, the Irish food scene was on a high. Butter sales hit the historic €1 billion mark, and beef and livestock exports came in just short (...)

Newly elected IFA president Joe Healy celebrates with his family. Photograph: Eoin Burke-Kennedy

Newly elected president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Joe Healy has pledged to rebuild trust within the organisation following a string of d(...)

File image of IFA members protesting at beef prices.  On left with green coat is Henry Burns, who is running as presidential candidate for the association.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thousands of farmers begin voting tonight to elect the next president and deputy president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA). The elections fol(...)

The IFA and Teagasc have begun a trial  to increase  acreage given over to baby potatoes. Photograph: Thinkstock

The acreage devoted by Irish farmers to potatoes has hit a 20-year low this year and yields are likely to be down by some 15 to 20 per cent, the Irish(...)

Pat Farrell,  chief executive of the IBF from mid-2004 to June 2013, said there was  a recognition that the business models of the Irish activities of international banks operating here were “either flawed or could not be maintained as they sought to preserve capital and liquidity, and reduce costs”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former head of the Irish Banking Federation Pat Farrell lobbied the then government to have German bank Depfa included in the State’s blanket bank gua(...)

The Oireachtas banking inquiry will hear from the former CEO of the National Treasury Management Agency John Corrigan on Wednesday morning along with Pat Farrell, former CEO of the Irish Banking Fedearation.

The Libyan investment authority considered investing €1.5 billion in Bank of Ireland in late 2010, according to the former head of the National Treasu(...)

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