Tánaiste Joan Burton TD and Taoiseach and Fine Gael: the country’s deficit and debt levels will now be a little higher than foreseen. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Eurostat’s ruling on Irish Water may prove to be more material in the political rather than the economic sense, but it still marks a big setback for t(...)

Employers group Ibec said steps were needed to cut the higher marginal tax rate and the number of workers who pay it. It also called for an overhaul of childcare. Photograph: Getty Images

Business lobby Ibec has called on the Government to boost capital expenditure next year by €1 billion and ease the income tax burden on higher earners(...)

The State’s new sovereign investment fund is set to enter the private residential property market in a €500 million plan. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The State’s new sovereign investment fund is set to enter the private residential property market in a €500 million plan to provide large loans to hou(...)

Dermot O’Leary, chief economist at Goodbody stockbrokers. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Figures from the Central Statistics Office are expected to confirm a further acceleration in economic growth in the first quarter of the year. (...)

NTMA Chief Executive Officer Conor O’Kelly: “The statistic I like to use on this is that that funding has been done at double the maturity of last year and at half the yield. Photograph: Sara Freund

In one respect at least, a national debt office is a bit like a central bank. When times are calm, the work of such institutions is the preserve of sp(...)

Minister of Finance Michael Noonan at the press briefing for the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) annual report for 2015. Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

A stock market flotation of shares in the nationalised Allied Irish Banks is more likely to take place in mid-2016 than later this year, Minister for(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton with Government Ministers at the final Cabinet meeting before the summer recess in Lissadell House, Sligo. Photograph: The Irish Times 2:52

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has told the Cabinet there will be no scope in October’s budget to increase tax cuts and spending beyond a range o(...)

Prof Alan Barrett’s overview notes a “degree of consensus” around the fiscal stance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

There was no dispute at the national economic dialogue on the need for the Government to do more on childcare, elder care, pensions and a whole lot mo(...)

Incoming chief of the ESRI Prof Alan Barrett said we need a discussion of what the tax take should be. Photograph: Getty Images

Demands for “considerable” extra spending were not matched by proposals to increase taxes to pay for them, the chairman of the national economic dialo(...)

Valeo chief commercial officer Oliver Sutherland (left) with a fifth-generation miller, Nigel Odlum. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Valeo Foods is pushing for a big expansion of its Odlums flour business after an investment of more than €1 million in its mill in Portarlington, Co (...)