Peter Jackson, the filmmaker who brought us The Lord of the Rings movies, returns with ‘Mortal Engines’. Kerri-Ann Roper speaks to two of the new film’s leading ladies — Hera Hilmar and Jihae — about the relevance of the story.
Mon, 10 Dec, 2018
The Irish arm of British insurer RSA posted a £2m (€2.23m) profit for the first half of the year, while shares in the overall group eased following a lower-than- expected dividend payment.
Thu, 03 Aug, 2017
British insurer RSA is targeting a return to profit in its Irish operations this year, after reporting a 61.5% rise in operating losses for 2016.
Fri, 24 Feb, 2017
Sat, 21 Jan, 2017
Insurer RSA is likely to show record underwriting profits for the first nine months of 2016 and is planning to sell or reinsure £1bn (€1.1bn) worth of legacy UK business, chief executive Stephen Hester said.
Fri, 04 Nov, 2016
Fri, 26 Feb, 2016
Another powerful role has Julianne Moore playing a real-life policewoman who campaigned for the rights of same-sex partners, writes Helen Barlow
Mon, 18 Jan, 2016
RSA Insurance chief executive Stephen Hester said that the company will attract bids from other suitors after Zurich Insurance Group abandoned its £5.6bn (€7.74bn) offer for the British insurer.
Wed, 23 Sep, 2015
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Sat, 22 Aug, 2015
Peter Dowdall on a piece of sylvan magic on the eastern Cork fringes.
Sat, 14 Mar, 2015
RSA Insurance Group agreed to sell the insurance businesses of its branches in Singapore and Hong Kong to Allied World Assurance Co for about £130m (€163m) in cash as it retreats from markets.
Sat, 23 Aug, 2014
Net written premium income at UK insurer RSA’s Irish operations fell by 24% to £75m (€91m) in the first quarter of this year, with weather hitting its business here.
Fri, 09 May, 2014
For Neil Finn, the various stages of his career are all part of a continuum, writes Ed Power.
Thu, 01 May, 2014
Troubled British insurer RSA has detailed plans for a £773m share issue designed to boost its finances in the wake of costly weather-related claims and accounting irregularities in its Irish business.
Wed, 26 Mar, 2014
RSA Insurance chief Stephen Hester, who said the firm “slipped on a rather ugly banana skin in Ireland”, has announced a stock sale and tapped Warren Buffett for £550m reinsurance.
Fri, 28 Feb, 2014
Former RBS boss Stephen Hester launched a huge City fundraising today as part of his bid to revive More Than insurer RSA.
Thu, 27 Feb, 2014
Royal Bank of Scotland Group CEO Ross McEwan moved to reassure staff that there will be “no big announcement” on job cuts when the lender publishes the results of its strategic review next week.
Sat, 22 Feb, 2014
RSA Insurance has hired former Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Stephen Hester to lead the UK insurer, as it seeks to restore its reputation after a scandal at its Irish unit.
Wed, 05 Feb, 2014
State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland will begin a new chapter today as New Zealander Ross McEwan takes over the helm.
Tue, 01 Oct, 2013
Royal Bank of Scotland could create an internal bad bank to house more of its problem loans, even if Britain decides not to enforce a breakup of the part-nationalised lender, banking industry and political sources say.
Thu, 26 Sep, 2013
The costs and complexities of carving Royal Bank of Scotland into a good and bad bank would likely leave British taxpayers worse off and exceed any benefits, according to an influential ratings agency.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2013
Royal Bank of Scotland ended uncertainty over its leadership today by confirming that retail boss Ross McEwan will take on one of the “most important and challenging” roles in global banking.
Fri, 02 Aug, 2013
Royal Bank of Scotland has ruled out another shake-up of its investment bank and sources familiar with the matter said such strategic changes were unlikely until RBS appoints a new chief executive.
Fri, 26 Jul, 2013
George Osborne insisted Stephen Hester made the decision to quit as head of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) following claims that he effectively forced him out.
Tue, 18 Jun, 2013
Ousted boss Stephen Hester today warned it could take up to a decade for the British taxpayers to be repaid its £45bn (€52bn) stake in bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland.
Sun, 16 Jun, 2013
European stock markets reacted badly to the resignation of the Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive, Stephen Hester, and the indication that central banks may end their support of economies.
Fri, 14 Jun, 2013
Royal Bank of Scotland is today expected to announce 2,000 job losses in the wake of boss Stephen Hester’s plans to stand down after five years at the helm.
Thu, 13 Jun, 2013
Royal Bank of Scotland CEO Stephen Hester will be in Dublin tomorrow to meet with Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan.
Wed, 29 May, 2013
Community in mourning as a father and daughter are laid to rest, says Eddie Cassidy in Schull
Sat, 09 Mar, 2013
Little Clarissa McCarthy was laid to rest in a single coffin in the arms of her devoted father who had carried the 3-year-old into the pitch-black waters of West Cork earlier in the week.
Bribery and rate-rigging took place at Royal Bank of Scotland even after it was bailed out by the taxpayer, regulators revealed yesterday, as they fined the banking giant £391m (€453m).
Thu, 07 Feb, 2013
The boss of taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland today said it is nearing the point of becoming a recovered bank and should have largely completed its restructuring by next year.
Tue, 25 Sep, 2012
Dressage rider Anna Merveldt says she will be “sweating” today as she waits to see if her performance yesterday proves good enough to see her through to the next round.
Fri, 03 Aug, 2012
Ulster Bank is refusing to be drawn on whether its boss Jim Brown will forgo his bonus in light of the massive computer meltdown at the bank, which has affected up to 150,000 people here.
Sat, 30 Jun, 2012
Scandal-hit Ulster Bank’s chief executive Jim Brown could still pick up a lucrative bonus this year, despite the head of the wider RBS Group foregoing the “inappropriate” payment.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) chief executive Stephen Hester has announced that he will forgo his bonus this year because of the problems caused to thousands of customers by a failure in the company’s computers.
Fri, 29 Jun, 2012
Bank customers were facing more frustration today after the IT fiasco affecting Ulster Bank, NatWest and RBS dragged into a sixth day.
Sun, 24 Jun, 2012
Stephen Hester, the chief executive of Ulster Bank and NatWest owner RBS, tonight apologised for technical hitches which left customers unable to pay bills or access their money.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2012
Royal Bank of Scotland saw its pay report overwhelmingly backed today as the taxpayer-backed bank reassured its investors it wanted to become “a bank that is built to last”.
Wed, 30 May, 2012
Barclays was accused of ignoring anger over bonuses and running “business as usual” as it revealed a £1.5bn (€1.8bn) pot for investment bankers yesterday.
Sat, 11 Feb, 2012
Royal Bank of Scotland boss Stephen Hester admitted today he had “underestimated” the furore his £1m bonus would cause.
Wed, 08 Feb, 2012
Royal Bank of Scotland boss Stephen Hester has broken his silence after waiving a near-£1m bonus, saying that recent media coverage about the bank had been personalised and discomforting.
Tue, 07 Feb, 2012
Worker representatives at Ulster Bank say they have noted the decision by the head of the bank’s parent company, RBS, to waive his £1 million (€1.2m) bonus — but say they remain concerned about the “reward structure” for top management there.
Tue, 31 Jan, 2012
The chief executive of bailed-out lender Ulster Bank’s owners, Royal Bank of Scotland, already under political pressure to give back a £1 million (€1.2m) bonus for 2011, could get eight times as much in future under his current contract.
Mon, 30 Jan, 2012
Worker representatives at Ulster Bank have condemned the payment of a £1 million (€1.2m) bonus to the head of the bank’s parent company, Royal Bank of Scotland, a fortnight after it announced thousands of job cuts.
Sat, 28 Jan, 2012
A £963,000 bonus for the boss of a UK taxpayer-funded bank has been attacked as “out of touch” by Labour, as a British government minister claimed he had a public “duty” to refuse it.
Fri, 27 Jan, 2012
As Ulster Bank sheds 900 staff, question marks hang over the commitment of RBS and its boss Stephen Hester to Ireland, writes Kyran Fitzgerald
Mon, 16 Jan, 2012
HOLLYWOOD’S ongoing love affair with the sport of baseball continues with Moneyball (PG), although Bennett Miller’s film is unusual in two respects.
Sat, 26 Nov, 2011
ULSTER Bank saw its operating losses increase by 80% to £566 million (€650m) in the first half of this year, driven by a significant jump in impairment charges to cover bad loans.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2011
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Sat, 07 May, 2011
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