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Danske Bank entered the Irish market in 2005, acquiring National Irish Bank in the Republic and Northern Bank in Northern Ireland

Danske Bank’s acquisition of foreign banks, including its expansion into Ireland, put the stability of the entire Danish economy at risk, a major repo(...)

Danske Bank’s new chief executive has no connection with the bank’s bad loans in Ireland. Photographer: Ulrik Jantzen/Bloomberg

Danske Bank has fired Eivind Kolding as chief executive officer less than two years after he started, as the lender said it wants to put a more exper(...)

Mary Harney: one of five board members on the Dutch-owned Euro Insurances Ltd, which   paid €29.2 million in dividends last year. Photograph: David Sleator

Pretax profits at the insurance firm former tánaiste Mary Harney joined as a director last year declined by 14 per cent to €28.67 million last year.Ms(...)

Director of elections and Minister of State Alex White, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton at a Labour Party press conference to call for a Yes vote in the  referendum. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has dismissed the suggestion that the Government is engaged in a power grab in the referendum to scrap the Seanad.Launching Lab(...)

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, one of the authors of the World Happiness Report.Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The recession has barely affected Irish people’s sense of well-being, an international survey has suggested. The World Happiness Report ranks Ireland (...)

Shipping containers. The new deal will give Global Ports  control over St Petersburg’s First Container Terminal and the Ust-Luga terminal near the Gulf of Finland

London-listed Global Ports has acquired Russia’s National Container Company in a $1.6 billion (€1.2bn) deal that brings together Russia’s two biggest (...)

Chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A new group which will campaign to scrap the Seanad has dismissed as “trickery” the notion that the Upper House will be reformed if the referendum is (...)

This was the festival slot that John Grant was born to play. File photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Stars ****This was the festival slot that John Grant was born to play: Saturday night, deep and dirty, slick and sexy with songs that are as propulsiv(...)

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton talks to the media during an emergency EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

EU member states yesterday agreed to suspend export licences for any equipment that could be used for political repression in Egypt, but stressed that(...)

Regular breast self-examination is a “waste of time” in the early detection of breast cancer, while there is “very little evidence” that annual prosta(...)

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