Noonan to pull trigger on AIB IPO if re-elected

Investors will be scrambling to snap up 25 per cent of the rejuvenated lender

20th December, 2015
Michael Noonan and AIB chief Bernard Byrne Pic: Shane O’Neill

Michael Noonan and an entourage of his senior officials arrived at AIB’s refurbished branch on Dublin’s Baggot Street, located just around the corner from the Department of Finance shortly after 10 in the morning.

Greeted by the bank’s chief executive Bernard Byrne, he casually remarked that it looked nothing like a bank branch of old.

Indeed it barely looked like a bank at all. There were no cashiers, no counters....

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