The overall volume of credit extended to SMEs continued to contract last year despite the pick-up in the economy.Figures from the Central Bank show th(...)

A TTIP deal could encompass almost half the global economy, potentially generating €92 billion in added output for the EU and US.

EU negotiators must ensure the interests of Irish and European farmers are not sacrificed in pursuit of an overall trade deal with the US, the Irish F(...)

Financial centre: Dublin still plays host to a huge funds industry, with the value of Irish-domiciled funds put at €1.3 trillion. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dublin’s standing as a global financial hub enjoyed something of a bounce in the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI). The city jumped 18 pla(...)

 Shareholders voted to retain chief executive Brian O’Cathain (above) at a shareholders’ meeting last month.

Oil explorer Petroceltic has announced a number of changes to its board following last month’s failed coup by dissident shareholder Worldview.The Swis(...)

Figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show the Dublin region had the highest average disposable income in per person in 2012. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The income gap between Dublin and rest of the country has begun to rise again after narrowing at the height of the recession.Figures from the Central (...)

The Kingfisher well, Block 3A, jointly owned by Tullow Oil Plc and Heritage Oil Plc, sits at the Lake Albert Rift Basin, in Uganda. Photograph: Bloomberg

Tullow Oil has raised an additional $450 million of capital from existing lenders, boosting its financial strength despite weak oil prices.The compan(...)

Minister Coveney is joined at the official launch of Irish beef on the US market by two-star Michelin chef, Paris-based Jean Paul Jeunet, and Dublin-born Cathal Armstrong

Irish beef exports to the US are unlikely to hit targets set by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney until the licence is extended to include mince(...)

Nevin Institute warned the Government’s narrative of recovery was masking sharp regional differences. Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

The Department of Jobs has described as “highly misleading” a report by the Nevin Economic Research Institute suggesting the State’s economic recovery(...)

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls  and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters.

Tax experts here have downplayed the potential impact on Ireland of new European Commission proposals on the automatic exchange of tax rulings. Fearga(...)

International Financial Services Centre: economic recovery is almost exclusively concentrated around Dublin and its hinterland, with stagnation and decline persisting in most other regions, according to a report by the Nevin Economic Research Institute. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ireland’s economic recovery is almost exclusively concentrated around Dublin and its hinterland, with stagnation and decline persisting in most other(...)