Last week Lightstone Ventures, a US life sciences venture capital fund, became the latest participant in the government’s Innovation Fund Ireland init(...)

The Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton said the microenterprise fund would provide “up to €90 million in lending to 5,500 businesses which otherwise would not get credit”.

The establishment of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland is the latest measure in an expanding suite aimed at providing credit to small and m(...)

The net cost of public-sector pensions was about €1.37 billion last year, according to the Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin

The net cost of public-sector pensions was about €1.37 billion last year, according to the Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin. In response(...)

The Coalition has committed €10 million to  public services in housing estates where building companies failed to complete this work because they were wound up. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has conceded the Government is unlikely to recoup the €10 million it is spending on cleaning up housing estates left unfinis(...)

TVC Holdings executive chairman  Shane Reihill. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The directors of TVC Holdings haven’t completely killed it off just yet, but the investment company is now officially on death row and ready to meet i(...)

Shane Reihill, TVC Holdings executive chairman. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

FIONA REDDANInvestment group TVC Holdings said yesterday it plans to return 90 per cent of its balance sheet to shareholders, comprising about €91 mi(...)

 David Duffy chief executive with AIB: said the European Commission’s approval of its restructuring plan was symbolically important. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

It’s a measure of the sudden turnaround in AIB’s trading performance that Eamonn Hughes, a seasoned banking analyst with Goodbody Stockbrokers, dramat(...)

Brian Cowen: On March 17th, 2008, the day of the St Patrick’s Day 
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Massacre when Anglo’s share price fell by 20 per cent, Se
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án FitzPatrick called him on his mobile in Malaysia. Photograph: Niall Carson/Bloomberg News

The Anglo trial answered many questions about the State’s handling of the Seán Quinn/ Anglo Irish Bank debacle, but not all of them. It reveal(...)

Insurers could invest up to €1 billion in State-backed building projects such as roads and other infrastructure over the next five years

Insurers could invest up to €1 billion in State-backed building projects such as roads and other infrastructure over the next five years, depen(...)

Waterford Fine Gael TD John Deasy: “Efforts to balance investment throughout the country have failed. We now have a two-tier recovery.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government’s key stimulus plan is facing criticism from Fine Gael TDs for not allocating exact levels of (...)

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