BTG Pactual investment bank chief executive André Esteves: federal prosecutors have accused him of attempting to obstruct their inquiry into corruption at Petrobras. Photograph: Cassimiro/AFP/Getty Images

(...) involving state-owned companies, Esteves was the public face of Brazil’s growing financial clout and(...)

Patrick Honohan, speaking on his last day as Governor of The Central Bank of Ireland .Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

(...) are trying to have it both ways as well, arguing that they are the ones to protect the public finances(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan:  Fine Gael’s manifesto must say how its spending and tax plans would be funded. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

(...) mainly technical assumptions and do not present a realistic picture of the public finances over the(...)

The watchdog barks

(...)-term projections for the economy “do not present a realistic picture” of the public finances. This, it warns, could(...)

(...) how the public finances were being managed. In September, before the budget, 14 per cent felt better(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan presenting Budget 2016: The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says spending is rising too fast . Photograph: Eric Luke

(...) the public finances. And continuous upward revisions to spending are undermining the system of(...)

(...) improvement in the public finances, the simplest thing to do is not to phase these changes in, but to avoid(...)


(...) of tax revenue coming from the property boom could disappear overnight. The public finances had been(...)

 Fine Gael leader Dr Garret FitzGerald (right) and Mr John Bruton, TD, FG, spokesman on finance promised reform of the budget process in 1981. Photograph: Pat Langan

(...), had published a paper called A Better Way to Plan the Nation’s Finances. Government in Ireland was(...)

The recognition of Cantor’s ISE stake gives the first real insight into the valuation of the stock exchange in Temple Bar, which is owned by five Dublin stockbroking firms including Cantor

(...), Goodbody and Campbell O’Connor are all unlimited entities and so don’t file public accounts, while Investec(...)