Renua leader Lucinda Creighton took a pop at her erstwhile Fine Gael colleagues yesterday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

(...) the sound management of our public finances.” Noonan did indeed utter those words so that’s a(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  during a Fine Gael press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

(...) improvements in the public finances, the agency said last night. Insisting Fine Gael’s plans are responsible(...)

The gap between Irish bond yields and those of the countries we want to see ourselves ranked beside – France and Belgium – has widened a bit in the last week

(...) change. However, citing Ireland’s’s improved economic performance and strong gains in public finances(...)

The whole basis of the forecasts is that economic growth will continue at a steady pace for the next five years

(...) two budgets. There is a strong case for using the bulk of the early leeway to get the public(...)

Investors use ratings agency standings to guide decisions on where to put their money

(...) economic growth in Ireland and steady improvements in the public finances. At the end of a week in which(...)

A number of Labour figures have already pointed to Michael McDowell’s climb up a lamppost in Ranelagh in 2002  PHOTOGRAPH - FRANK MILLER

(...) 2011 election. At that stage, the country was in a perilous state, with shattered public finances and(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Cllr Catherine Ardagh at a press conference following the announcement of Election 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

(...) increases over the next five years – is worth €12 billion. However, Department of Finance’s figures show(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: going to  Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday to set a date for the election. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

(...) benefit from the improvement in the public finances and in economic conditions generally. Positive(...)

(...) detailed party manifestos are published and issues relating to taxation and public spending are debated(...)

 Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

Global stocks have now fallen into bear market territory. Should investors be spooked, or are market downturns simply part and parcel of investing? Ho(...)