Roddy Doyle, author of "The Commitments", has signed a deal to work with Roy Keane on the controversial ex-footballer’s latest autobiography.
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Sunday 04 October 2009
Friday 18 September 2009
Thursday 17 September 2009
Five High street banks in Ireland are to be paid £48bn by a state agency to cover their toxic debts in the biggest financial rescue in the country's history. Bonds issued by the National Assets Management Agency (Nama) will provide the struggling banks with £7bn more than the current £41bn value of their toxic debts.
Sunday 13 September 2009
GMAC Commercial Finance, the lender that helped to pull the plug on Woolworths when it collapsed last year, is quitting the British market as GMAC Financial Services, its parent company, looks to sell off its lending book.
Friday 11 September 2009
Some four million of Britain's most vulnerable people have effectively been shut out of the ATM network by the Government, it has emerged.
Thursday 20 August 2009
It was a rare chance for bosses at Lloyds Banking Group to break out the champers yesterday after analysts made a rare "buy" recommendation on the stock. Surprisingly the support came from RBS, perhaps signalling the part-nationalised banks are keen to stick together in these troubled times. Ian Smillie, analyst at RBS, said Lloyds offers a "compelling restructuring opportunity" and more than doubled his price target from 60p to 150p. "Margin expansion, cost control and normalising bad debts are key to a rise in return on funded assets to 1.1 per cent," he added. Lloyds rose 2 per cent to close at 98.72p.
Sunday 16 August 2009
Thursday 06 August 2009
Allied Irish Bank plunged into the red yesterday thanks to soaring bad loans and its home market's stricken economy.
Sunday 24 May 2009
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Just six banks have signed up to the government's mortgage relief plan, it emerged yesterday, as Barclays, HSBC, Santander and Nationwide refused to back the scheme designed to support homeowners who have lost their jobs.
Tuesday 31 March 2009
The strains within the eurozone seem set to grow as Ireland had its credit rating downgraded by Standard & Poor's yesterday. It is the fourth member of the single currency group to be thus treated in recent months.
Friday 27 March 2009
The Celtic Tiger's unwelcome status as among the European economies hardest hit by the global downturn was confirmed yesterday with the publication of exceptionally depressed data on the Irish economy.
Sunday 01 March 2009
Quantitative easing no longer means literally printing cash; 97 per cent of the money in circulation is neither coins nor notes. But the Bank of England keeps a list of faces to feature just in case it needs to produce new notes.
Saturday 28 February 2009
Friday 27 February 2009
Police say a Bank of Ireland employee has stolen millions of euros from his own branch after a gang took his family hostage and threatened to kill them unless he cooperated.
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