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In this week’s Business Post: Ministers to pay ‘high price’ to avoid pre-election unrest

The latest on the ESB corrupt payments scandal and Bank of Ireland gears up for cash bonanza

In this week’s Business Post, the government is preparing to spend at least an additional €1.25 billion to secure industrial peace heading into next year’s expected general election, we can reveal.

An ESB technician who is alleged to have been involved in the corrupt payments scandal said his refusal to answer his employer’s questions amounted to “self preservation”, according to his High Court affidavit.

AIB’s strong performance, reported this week, is a clear signal ...