French president Emmanuel Macron gives a TV address to the nation announcing sweeping new measures to stem the spread of the new Covid-19 virus. Photograph: France Televisions via AP

Relief is on the way for banks in France, Italy and Germany, as the region’s biggest economies resort to crisis-era tools to limit the damage from the(...)

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will hold a meeting on Wednesday afternoon with bank chief executives on how the industry is responding to th(...)

 ‘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(...)

Bank of Ireland chairman Patrick Kennedy: he bemoaned  the bonus restrictions.  Photograph: Laura Hutton

Bank of Ireland chief executive Francesca McDonagh said on Monday that she had no time to be playing “fantasy politics” over the shape of the next gov(...)

European Banking Authority chairman José Manuel Campa (left) who was in Dublin yesterday with Brian Hayes, chief executive of the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland and Martin Merlin, European Commission bank, insurance and financial crime director for a conference on banking regulation. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

The chairman of the European Banking Authority (EBA) has described as “unfortunate” a decision by the European Parliament’s economic affairs committee(...)

Gerry Cross currently serves as the Central Bank’s director of financial regulation - policy and risk

Top Central Bank official Gerry Cross has been rejected for a role that would have seen him become second in command of the European Banking Authority(...)

If appointed to the EBA, Mr Cross will have to resign his position as director of financial regulation, policy and risk, at the Central Bank of Ireland. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Gerry Cross, a director at the Central bank of Ireland, has been nominated to become second in command of Europe’s influential banking authority. The(...)

The average total remuneration per individual was €1.8 million

The Republic of Ireland has the 10th largest number of bankers earning €1 million or more a year in the European Union. The figures, which come from(...)

Concerns about Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, Libra, relate to money laundering, taxation, data protection and other issues. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Officials at the Department of Finance have raised concerns about Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, Libra, in relation to money-laundering, taxation, dat(...)

The Central Bank did not initially say how much longer businesses would be given to comply with the new rules

The Central Bank of Ireland has delayed the enforcement of new EU regulations aimed at making online payments more secure. The move comes just two da(...)

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