The office block being built by Denis O’Brien at the junction of St Stephen’s Green and Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The office market in Dublin is in a state of flux. As recovery deepens, inexorable laws are at work. Prices go up whenever rising demand meets a sh(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis speaking at the Brookings Institute in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Talks between Greece and its creditors seem to be going nowhere. Amid doubt over its capacity to meet mounting debt obligations, financial markets are(...)

A female activist is carried away by  security personnel after an incident at the press conference of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, yesterday. Photograph: Boris Roessler/EPA

Mario Draghi brushed off speculation about an early end to the European Central Bank bond-buying scheme as a young female protester defied security t(...)

The Central Bank in Dublin. The IMF’s revised Irish forecast figure is directly in line with the Government’s forecast in the October budget but way behind that of business lobby Ibec, which has said gross domestic product will grow this year by 5.4 per cent

The International Monetary Fund delivered a modest upgrade in its growth forecast for Ireland, saying the domestic economy will expand 3.9 per cent(...)

A tour bus in Athens drives past graffiti depicting ancient lawmaker Solon: Greeks may need his wisdom now as debt talks resume. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

The view that the euro zone could withstand a Greek exit is being questioned in banking circles, as one major institution warns that such a developm(...)

Paddy Power shares jumped almost 3 per cent to a new all-time high of €84.34.

The Irish market was little changed at the close, finishing down 0.09 per cent with the Iseq index at 6,232.29 as major world markets drifted ahead o(...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise  Richard Bruton  at a jobs announcement: he aims to provide guidance to policymakers and inform political debate sooner than official data picks up changes in conditions.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government plans to introduce by summer an early warning system that would highlight any threat to jobs in the recovering economy. Minister for Jo(...)

No 1 Harbourmaster Place, Dublin: “As the recovery has gained strength, office yields have continued to harden, which has enabled private equity buyers to cash in and move into higher yielding sectors,” says John McCartney, Savills Ireland director of research. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

International private equity buyers who acquired Dublin office buildings at ultra-low prices in the crash are cashing in on their investments and mo(...)

 Michael Noonan: message from the Minister is that there will be no wavering from the path of prudence. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Another strong set of exchequer returns provides a fresh glimpse into the structure of Ireland’s economic recovery. Income tax receipts are up as u(...)

VAT collections reached €3.8bn in the quarter, an increase of €431m, or 12.8%, on the same period last year. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is well on track to exceed its fiscal target after new data showed it collected €545 million more tax than anticipated in the first (...)