Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny TD during An Taoiseach’s address at the Fine Gael 78th Ard Fheis, at Citywest Hotel, Dublin. Kenny has yet to call the date for the election but it could be the most important  flash-point of the year for the economy. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times)

With a general election on the way as early as next month, if elections in other countries once at the heart of the European debt crisis are anything(...)

The ECB  has kept its main refinancing rate static at 0.05 per cent since September 2014. Irish deposit rates, however, have slumped in the interim.  Photograph: Arne Dedert/EPA

Europe’s monetary authority may be keeping its dovish tone on the outlook for inflation in the euro zone, as per yesterday’s pronouncement, but no cha(...)

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen: some claim the Federal Reserve increased interest rates prematurely last month. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Bad news from the world’s biggest economies and growing tensions in the Middle East sent global stock markets tumbling on the first day of 2016 tradin(...)

Mortgage lending fell by €138 million, down by 2.4 per cent on an annual basis, according to latest figures from the Central Bank.

Lending to Irish households fell again in October, as deposits rose sharply, showing that despite the nascent recovery, Irish consumers are co(...)

13/11/2014.  - NEWS - HEALTH -Denis O'Brien, at the GETHealth, Global Education & Technology Health Summit, organised by John Hopkins Centre for Clinical Global Health Education,  in Dublin Castle on Thursday.Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TimesPhotograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

As the media picked apart Denis O’Brien’s decision to yank the $2 billion flotation of Digicel, its biggest rival quietly kicked it while it was down.(...)

A concern for fund managers was that only a tiny proportion of Digicel revenues come from cable and fibre services. Photograph: Reuters

The warning lights started flashing over the weekend in the Carribbean, suggesting all was not well with Denis O’Brien’s plan to raise up to $2 billio(...)

Denis O’Brien: ‘Why sell your front garden at a discount when you know it’s worth a lot more money?’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Denis O’Brien yesterday signalled he will try again to float his Caribbean mobile company, Digicel, “within a year” after earlier yanking its proposed(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

In a detailed on-camera presentation to potential investors this month, a sharp-suited Denis O’Brien laid out his plans for Digicel, which which looks(...)

Athens Hellenic is the best cyclical play on the market, according to Merrion Capital.  Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Want to make money on Greece? Buy the company that runs the Athens stock exchange. At least, that’s the advice from Merrion Capital. Merrion recommen(...)

Merrion Capital has appointed  former Davy, AIB and Anglo Irish Bank executive Jack O’Keeffe as  head of corporate finance

Merrion Capital has appointed the former Davy, AIB and Anglo Irish Bank executive Jack O’Keeffe as its head of corporate finance. Merrion Capital chie(...)