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Irish banks bounce back

August 24, 2015
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The half-year results for 2015 confirm the recovery of Ireland's lenders. 

Espirito Santo crisis highlights continued struggle in periphery

August 22, 2014
Banking sector performance in crisis countries

The crisis at Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo has raised fresh doubts about the recovery of banks in the peripheral eurozone.

Oliver Whelan

Ireland makes confident start to post-rescue life

February 3, 2014

Ireland was the first sovereign to tap the syndicated bond market in 2014, cementing its return to normal financing after the country's exit from its rescue programme.

Fresh challenges for Irelands banks

Fresh challenges for Ireland's banks

January 17, 2014

As Ireland waves farewell to the programme of financial support that has shored up the country’s economy since the crisis, spectres still loom on the horizon for Ireland’s banking sector in the shape of credit reviews and stress-tests.

Finance Minister of the Year 2014

Finance Minister of the Year 2014

December 20, 2013

The Banker’s Finance Minister of the Year awards celebrate the officials who managed to restore economic stability and even growth to their countries following a turbulent few years.

NPL woes continue for European lenders

July 1, 2013

Asset quality in Greece deteriorated sharply, while remaining weak in Spain, Ireland and Slovenia. By contrast, non-performing loans are falling steadily in the US.

Ireland climbs out of periphery pit

Ireland climbs out of periphery pit

March 1, 2013

Renewed access to capital markets for both the sovereign and the two largest banks has prompted hopes that Ireland will be able to exit multilateral support programmes successfully by the end of 2013.

Bank of Ireland

Ireland’s sole survivor offers eurozone funding hope

December 1, 2011

Bank of Ireland avoided nationalisation against the odds, and has even managed to obtain wholesale funding via bilateral transactions. BoI group treasurer Sean Crowe explains the formula.

Bank of Ireland

Ireland takes first small steps on the long road to recovery

June 1, 2011

The chaos that ensued when the unprecedented economic mess that Ireland had found itself in has calmed, and the country's new government is beginning the unenviable task of repairing its financial system.

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Ireland’s Nama makes careful progress

December 23, 2010

Brendan Mcdonagh, who heads the agency set up to help recapitalise Ireland's troubled banks, admits its task is not easy, but says it is making progress.

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