The Central Bank took the benefit last year of large capital gain as it stepped up the sale of bonds held after the 2013 deal to scrap the Anglo promissory note scheme

The exchequer will receive a dividend in excess of €1.7 billion from the Central Bank after a boost to profits from the the European Central Bank sti(...)

Micheál Martin and Enda Kenny: as talks continue there are fears that the absence of a government with decision-making powers means  policy problems are piling up and there are also concerns about the inherent frailty of any minority administration. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Prolonged bickering over the next government is viewed in official circles with ever-increasing apprehension. It’s not that fear is rampant in the cor(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank: insisted the quantitative easing programme was working and interest rates would remain at record low levels for a long time. Photograph: Arne Dedert/EPA

Tension grew yesterday between Germany and the European Central Bank as chancellor Angela Merkel said debate on record low interest rates was legitima(...)

A new report has found Irish business borrowers are paying 80 per cent more for modest commercial loans than the euro zone average. Photograph:  Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Irish business borrowers are paying 80 per cent more for modest commercial loans than the euro zone average, according to a new report from a group w(...)

A campaign placard  at a ‘Vote Leave’ rally in Newcastle upon Tyne. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

The economic damage to Ireland from a British EU exit would be akin in relative terms to the damage Germany would suffer if France left the union, a G(...)

The Government was obliged to comply with a 2010 European recommendationto bring the deficit to a maximum of 2.9 per cent by the end of 2015

Ireland’s year-end budget deficit came in higher than the outgoing Government’s official forecast due to an unexpected ruling by Eurostat, the EU stat(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. The 10 largest insurers wrote to him late last year calling for urgent action following the collapse of Setanta Insurance.

Motor insurers are growing increasingly concerned at the lack of Government action to tackle pressure on premiums due to the €90 million collapse of (...)

 Stephen Crabb: The  British secretary of state for work and pensions said that, if a post- Brexit UK was relying on its membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to regulate trade with the EU, it would have to offer the same terms to all WTO members. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images

A British cabinet minister has warned that it could be impossible to make special tariff arrangements for Ireland in the event of a vote to leave the(...)

Ireland remains the “most successful” of the euro zone periphery countries in its efforts to overcome crisis in the banks and public finances, said cr(...)

Stormont: the report says there could be a  greater devolution of economic powers to Stormont at a time when Northern Ireland would be looking for a greater helping hand from Westminster to make up for its EU losses

A British exit from the EU would have a bigger impact on Northern Ireland than any other UK region, Davy stockbrokers has warned. In a new report on(...)