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Bank of Ireland names high-ranking female banker as new CEO

18th May 2017

Bank of Ireland has appointed a high-ranking female banker, Francesca McDonagh, to succeed Richie Boucher as chief executive officer later this year. The bank confirmed McDonagh, who is 42 and from the UK, will take over the reins on October 2. She is the first female CEO of an Irish bank and saw off internal […]

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Bank of Ireland names high-ranking female banker as new CEO

18th May 2017

Bank of Ireland has appointed a high-ranking female banker, Francesca McDonagh, to succeed Richie Boucher as chief executive officer later this year. The bank confirmed McDonagh, who is 42 and from the UK, will take over the reins on October 2. She is the first female CEO of an Irish bank and saw off internal […]

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C&C playing ‘long game’ in US as its asset value is cut by €129m and revenue slumps

18th May 2017

Bulmers and Magners owner C&C is under no pressure from shareholders to sell its US operations, after slashing the value of its assets there by €129m during its last financial year, according to CEO Stephen Glancey. The company said the carrying value of its US assets is now €45m. Mr Glancey said the long-embattled US […]

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C&C playing ‘long game’ in US as its asset value is cut by €129m and revenue slumps

18th May 2017

Bulmers and Magners owner C&C is under no pressure from shareholders to sell its US operations, after slashing the value of its assets there by €129m during its last financial year, according to CEO Stephen Glancey. The company said the carrying value of its US assets is now €45m. Mr Glancey said the long-embattled US […]

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Property prices forecast to rise 10pc this year and 8pc in 2018

18th May 2017

The average price of a house is set to soar by the end of 2018 – first jumping 10pc this year, and rising by another 8pc next year. House completions are to grow strongly, Goodbody Stockbrokers said in a new report on the economy. But it will take a number of years before the number […]

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High debt and Brexit could hit recovery, says Moody’s

17th May 2017

Ireland stands to gain more foreign direct investment (FDI) as a result of Brexit, and the public finances here have been on a continuously improving trend that’s set to continue over the coming years, Moody’s says. However, in its latest report on the Irish economy, the rating agency noted that a reduction in the level […]

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DCC boss Breen puts Euro deals at top of list

17th May 2017

DCC will continue to deploy the most of its acquisition capital in Europe over the next 18 months as it eyes opportunities to expand its fuel activities in the region, according to outgoing CEO Tommy Breen. The Irish FTSE-100 company – which also has technology and medical distribution businesses – announced last month that it […]

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Credit union has €200,000 missing from accounts

17th May 2017

Gardai have been called into another credit union hit by suspected fraud, with accounts believed to have been raided by a staff member, the Irish Independent has learned. Gurranabraher Credit Union in Cork is understood to have lost €200,000 and will now have to make an insurance claim to refund members. It comes after similar […]

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Bank of Ireland reports surge in home improvement loan applications

16th May 2017

A leading bank has reported a surge in people applying for home improvement loans. Bank of Ireland said it has seen a 38pc rise in consumers seeking to borrow to do work on their properties. However, the average loan size has not changed in the first three months of this year compared with last year, […]

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New €220k fund up for grabs for startup projects aimed at tacking social issues

16th May 2017

A €220,000 fund has been made available for innovative early stage projects that addresses health or social issues in Ireland. Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) has called for applications from organisation as it announced the launch of Animate 2017. The €220,000 fund will be shared between 11 successful applicants who should submit their concepts before […]

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