Mark Bourke

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His bank might be the same size as PTSB, but Metro Bank’s Craig Donaldson earns more than three times as much as Jeremy Masding. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The chief executives of AIB and Permanent TSB are among the lowest-paid compared with their European peers, according to an analysis of remuneration a(...)

Did AIB take advantage of new accounting rules  to artificially boost profits? Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The sale by Allied Irish Banks of € 1.1 billion of problem loans to a consortium led by Cerberus Capital has raised questions over whether the bank t(...)

The results aid regulators in deciding whether banks should raise more capital and what level of dividends they can give shareholders and the bonuses they can pay staff. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Republic’s two biggest banks have enough capital to withstand a recession, results of a Europe-wide tests show, but the State’s regulator says bot(...)

Stock-market watchers say international investor flows into Irish property stocks have dried up in recent months because there was less upside to the sector than they had expected.

Investors around the world are smarting from the losses suffered in what has been called Red October, when stock markets gave up their gains for the y(...)

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne announced he is to leave the bank late last week.

Bankers’ bonuses should only be considered once public confidence in banks has been restored, the Financial Services Union (FSU) has said. And it argu(...)

Bernard Byrne: leaving chief executive role at AIB for a deputy chief executive job at Davy. Photograph: Julien Behal

The bankers are at it again. Pay us more, they plea, or our top talent will all leave. And there is some evidence to support the argument. On Friday, (...)

Amazon was among the tech stocks leading markets lower. Phototgraph: Getty

Stocks slid around the world on Friday, heading for their longest weekly losing streak since 2013. Earnings reports from Amazon and Alphabet rekindle(...)

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne’s surprise resignation  has sent the Department of Finance into a tailspin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Banker bonuses were one of the root causes of the financial crash. A vast system of incentives that rewarded risk-taking can be directly linked to the(...)

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne has handed in his notice to quite the firm he has led since May 2015

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne is stepping down to take a job with stockbroker Davy, in a move that it set to heap pressure on the Government as it(...)

The Government has pledged to hold off selling more than 25 per cent of any bank before the end of this year. Photograph: iStock

Has the State missed the boat on cashing in on AIB ? Three months ago, the head of the NTMA, Conor O’Kelly, urged the Government to swiftly offload (...)

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