National house prices rose 13% last year and  Dublin prices rose 22% said the draft national risk assessment report which aims to identify financial and non-financial risks to inform preventative measures

The increase in property prices as the market recovers after the crash presents a new risk to the State, a Government report warns.An official examina(...)

Danny McCoy of Ibec: “If Britain should decide on an exit, there will definitely be a debate in Ireland on whether we should not do the same.”

The boss of Ireland’s largest business lobby group has said an Irish exit from the EU might become “inevitable” if Britain leaves the union.Danny McCo(...)

At issue  is the commission’s preliminary finding Apple received a “selective” advantage from the Revenue in tax opinions in 1991 and 2007

A sour old joke about Apple deploying its $194 billion (€170 billion) trove of cash to rescue Greece is doing the rounds again. But never mind the out(...)

The IMF advised the  Central Bank, which is based on  Dame Street in Dublin, that it should review the supervisory risk appetite underpinning Prism (probability risk impact supervisory system). Picture: Matt Kavanagh

The International Monetary Fund has called on the Government to “enhance” the Central Bank’s independence and said it should address the “significant(...)

The new plan is designed to improve the operation of the personal insolvency scheme by removing banks’ power of veto over a proposed solution

The new plan to tackle the mortgage arrears problem marks a Government effort to settle the crisis in advance of the general election. As banks intens(...)

European shares fell and US stocks fluctuated as weak American data moved the euro higher, but the Irish market managed a tiny gain as the London mark(...)

Revenue Commissioners data suggests the share of income tax and universal social charge paid by those earning over €200,000 has risen to 21% after the budget from 19% before it. Photograph: Getty Images

The State will receive a greater proportion of income tax from top earners this year on foot of measures in the budget last October, official estimate(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan told the Dáil  he is prepared to give powers to the Central Bank to cut variable mortgage rates if it seeks such powers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sentiment in Irish business is at its highest level since the crash as firms gain confidence in the economic turnaround. In question now is whether mo(...)

Carrie Lam during a talk a Trinity College Dublin. The Hong Kong official dismissed criticism of tweaks to the plan to elect the city’s chief executive from 2017. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to Hong Kong’s streets for 79 days last year but the deputy chief of the city’s government said t(...)

Taxes are ahead of the target for 2015 announced by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and the Department of Finance at the time of the budget. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Tax revenues in April came in a little below the Government’s target but remain well ahead of profile for the year to date.The underperformance last m(...)