The reasons for AIB’s cashless backtracking, migrant workers at sea, and French celebrities in court: Rewinding the week that was
The decision to cut costs by removing cash services from 70 AIB branches was the logical decision for a normal publicly-listed company. But the majority state-owned bank isn't one.
Politics, posturing and pay: Francesca McDonagh and the vexing issue of banker pay
Francesca McDonagh’s decision to leave Bank of Ireland has once again highlighted the thorny issue of salaries and bonuses in Irish banks. And, despite the complaints of bankers, the government will be ultra-cautious about relaxing the current regime any time soon.
“It cost me friendships. It cost me business. It cost me time taking on Charlie”
Businessman Paul Mackay battled Charles Haughey over his finances and was a founding member of the Progressive Democrats. More recently, he has sought to highlight the massive erosion in value at the Irish Credit Bureau. He tells his story to Tom Lyons.
Moscow and the IFSC: How Russia’s largest private bank built up a $4.3bn bond pile in Dublin
Unlike Russia’s biggest banks, which are state-owned and cut off from western debt markets, Alfa Bank has been using Ireland to raise more and more funds from investors. An investigation by The Currency charts the money trail.