Whistleblower procedures: the Central Bank is investigating almost 40 whistleblower allegations made so far in 2017, just 10 shy of the total number received in 2016. Photograph: Frederic Cirou/PhotoAlto/Getty

The number of whistleblowers making protected disclosure reports about suspected breaches of law in the Irish financial services sector is set to dou(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, says it is important that graduates entering the workplace are aware of employment rights. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Young, free and hopeful, you’re about to enter the workforce. You’ve a lot to prove and you’re determined to shine. But do you know your rights? How c(...)

Almost €160 million in funding for the redevelopment of the campus at NUI Maynooth has been secured, according to the university’s president, Prof Philip Nolan. Photograph: David Sleator

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has scrapped plans to set up a trading operation in Dublin in the wake of Brexit, the Sunday Business Post reports. (...)

Workbench branch: “We’ve seen great ideas formed simply from guys sitting beside each other,” says Gavin Kelly of Bank of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s midmorning in Bank of Ireland’s Grand Canal Square branch, in Dublin, and about a dozen local entrepreneurs are huddled over their laptops, beave(...)

Ulster Bank: has already closed a large number of branches since the crash. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ulster Bank is believed to be planning to close up to 30 branches in its network in the Republic as part of a major restructuring of the business here(...)

UK firms are looking to the Republic for a post-Brexit bolthole, but it may lead to staffing issues, warns AIB’s Richard Pym. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny this week signalled his intention to bring the curtain down on 15 years as Fine Gael leader – but not before he takes to the stag(...)

AIB, which is preparing for a partial flotation, launched a review of its business some months ago. Photograph: Bloomberg

First Trust, which is part of AIB, has announced it will close 15 branches in the North over the next seven months. This amounts to half of the bank’(...)

FSU general secretary Larry Broderick:  “It could take up to 35 years to move from the bottom of a junior level scale to the top of that scale”

The Financial Services Union (FSU) has called for banks in Ireland to include staff in any profit-sharing schemes, not just senior executives. In a(...)

AIB: The deal with the bank’s FSU employees includes an average 2.75 per cent pay increase both this year and next. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Members of the Financial Services Union in AIB have voted to accept an average 2.75 per cent pay increase that will apply in both 2017 and 2018. The (...)

FSU general secretary Larry Broderick: banking and financial services could be growth areas for the Northern Ireland economy.  Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The Financial Services Union (FSU) has called on politicians in Northern Ireland to formulate a strategy for the sector that would minimise bank bran(...)

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