Bank of Ireland has reported a 5% rise in its pre-tax profits during the six months to the end of September this year.
The bank says it made profits of €887m between April and September, up from €848m in the same period last year.
It says profits before tax in its Irish retail business were up by a massive 26% to €339m.
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