British chancellor George Osborne, in Davos, welcomed the quantitative easing announcement but said it was not sufficient for a European recovery. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The stimulus package announced by the ECB should have several beneficial effects for Ireland, according to Government sources. The expected weakening (...)

ECB chief Mario Draghi said the intervention would continue “until we see a sustained adjustment in the path of inflation which is consistent with our aim”. Photograph: Michael Probst/AP

Ireland’s public finances will be boosted by up to €500 million a year under the European Central Bank’s €1.14 trillion stimulus to revive the euro zo(...)

Enda Kenny speaks next to Alexander Stubb, prime minister of Finland, during ap panel session of the  World Economic Forum  in Davos. Photograph: EPA

The Taoiseach has indicated tacit support for a further renegotiation of Greece’s bailout, but warned that the country must respect it obligations (...)

Walk on by: Snowmen representing countries worldwide during an exhibition from the NGO, action/2015, on the sideline of the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

The European Central Bank is expected to announce today that it will spend billions buying the debt of euro zone member states in order to kickstart t(...)

Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters in Cheltenham

New documents released this week via the National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden outline how Irish subsea telecommunications cables have(...)

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is a global network of 185 investigative journalists in more than 65 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories.

“Luxleaks” is a collaboration between 80 journalists from 26 countries under the auspices of the International Consortium of Investigative Journali(...)

The Minister’s plan to get Éamon Ó Cuív on board didn’t succeed. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Something interesting has happened out west. For the best part of two years Bord Iascaigh Mhara has been trying to reboot the the Irish salmon farming(...)

The number of Irish developers who got it right can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Photograph: Getty Images

There is a school of thought that the solution to Dublin’s housing “crisis” is to unleash the same bunch of property developers who made such a mes(...)

Dermot Smurfit Jnr: “I think Michael has respect for me. . . I would be super disappointed if he didn’t say: ‘Dermot is a good operator’ ”

In 2002, Jefferson Smurfit group was taken private in what at the time was one of the biggest ever European private equity deals. It resulted in a hug(...)

Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness: gave  insight into how the committee operates and what its real agenda is. Photograph: Eric Luke

Stephen Donnelly, the energetic Independent TD for Wicklow and east Carlow, is generally credited with having struck a severe blow to the credibili(...)