Richie Boucher

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 ‘Pat the Banker’: with a background in health, politics and banking, Pat Farrell is no stranger to the challenges that come with representing a maligned sector.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If Pat Farrell had trouble being painted as the bogeyman, his working life would have been a nightmare. In the more than 45 years since he left school(...)

 KBC Group CEO Johan Thijs: ‘What is still an annoying thing is all the tracker mortgage stuff and, honestly, we would recommend to Central Bank of Ireland: come on, guys, turn the page.’ Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

The dreaded B-word hovered malevolently over the banking sector, like most areas of Irish economic and political life, in 2019. Fears over the impact(...)

European shares saw broad-based gains on Thursday allying after encouraging comments from China on trade with the United States came as a welcome relief amid growth worries and political turmoil. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European shares saw broad-based gains on Thursday allying after encouraging comments from China on trade with the United States came as a welcome reli(...)

Richie Boucher, chairman designate of CRH, pictured at his home in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Irish building materials giant CRH has appointed former Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher as chairman designate to succeed Nicky Hartery (...)

Bank of Ireland CEO Francesca McDonagh  said she plans to reveal a ‘well thought-through’ plan on cost efficiency. Photograph: Laura Hutton

As Bank of Ireland’s crisis-time chief executive Richie Boucher rushed to shrink the group’s loan book to €90 billion, he overshot his target in 2013,(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister of State Michael D’Arcy. Photograph: Tom Honan

He might not have been articulating official Government policy but comments this week on bankers’ pay from the Minister of State with responsibility f(...)

Directors Kieran Mulvey and Catriona Mullane at the Independent News and Media  meeting in Dublin on June 26th. Photograph: Alan Betson

On Wednesday, Independent News & Media (INM) drew the curtains on its final set-piece shareholders’ meeting as a listed company ahead of its €145.(...)

Albert Manifold, CRH chief executive. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold said on Thursday the group has attracted “a lot” of interest in its European distribution business and that a deci(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold’s basic salary and pension benefits increases marginally to €2.22 million last year, while his performance-related pay declined to €6.01 million from €6.5 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold’s total remuneration package dipped by 5 per cent to €8.23 million last year as a slump in the building materials (...)

Analysts at Investec  have estimated that the bank may cut its workforce by 15-20 per cent, equating to up to 2,200 employees, by the end of 2021

Bank of Ireland’s chief executive Francesca McDonagh has committed in a meeting with Financial Services Union (FSU) officials to sticking to an existi(...)

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