Shutdown: Blow for rural Ireland as post offices and banks set to shut

Rural towns and villages are set for a massive blow as large-scale closures of post offices and bank branches are on the cards.

Theresa May is ‘bad for business’, says Ibec

Theresa May is a “damned bad” prime minister for business because she’s taking her country out of the single market and turning talent away from the UK, Ibec director general Danny Mc Coy has said.

AIB races ahead in mortgage market as BoI and smaller lenders lose out

State-owned AIB has increased its share of the mortgage market at the expense of rivals Bank of Ireland, KBC and Permanent TSB.

Central Bank aiming to clamp down on use of CFDs

The Central Bank is taking measures to protect investors who are involved with ‘Contracts for Difference (CFDs).

Noonan sets up €50,000 probe into help-to-buy scheme

A €50,000 report on the impact of the help-to-buy scheme for first-time buyers is to be delivered to the Department of Finance by the end of August.

Long-awaited AIB share sale under threat if Coalition falls

AIB’s planned stock market flotation could be put on hold or even scrapped if the Government falls.

Irish businesses upbeat about the year ahead- Investec

Irish businesses are very optimistic on the outlook for this year with a large number of companies saying they expected a rise in activity, according to the latest Investec Services PMI.

New scam targets Irish share owners

People who own shares have been warned about a rise in boiler-room scams.

CBRE sees further growth in prime property values

Despite the slow start to the Dublin investment market this year, CBRE has raised its outlook for prime investment property values. At the beginning of the year its director Marie Hunt had been forecasting that prime yields were expected to […]

AIB proposes €250m dividend to shareholders amid strong financial performance

AIB has announced pre-tax profits of €1.7bn for the year end 2016 as it proposes a dividend of €250m to ordinary shareholders.

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