The top local and international business news at midday:
**Bank of Ireland** says the pace of growth in mortgage arreas is growing, plans(http://www.businesspost.ie/#!story/Home/News/Bank+of+Ireland+plans+%E2%82%AC500+mln-plus+bond/id/19410615-5218-50a2-1606-ea3b67457195) to sell bond at auction.
**Comment:** Jon Ihle on the capital challenge facing the bank.
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