The 1916 rebels took over the Eason building on  Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street) and smashed the upstairs windows. Photograph: Dave Meehan

As a businessman Charles Eason suffered worse than most during Easter Week 1916. His flagship store on Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street) was c(...)

Irish demand deposit rates have slumped to as low as 0.01 per cent in recent times - and may yet hit zero. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES)

Irish savers are now earning as little as €1 a year on deposits of €10,000 - and may be set to earn even less, following last week’s move from the Eu(...)

Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos speaks during a press conference as economy minister George Stathakis looks on at the ministry in Athens.

Greece’s economy contracted at a faster pace in the third quarter than previously estimated as capital controls to shore up banks took a toll (...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi arrives for a news conference after a meeting of the ECB Governing Council in St Julian’s, outside Valletta, Malta. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

The euro hovered just above two-month lows on Friday, still struggling after a series of signals on likely further action by the European Central Bank(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is asking parliament to approve the €85bn bailout deal  Photograph: Reuters

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s Syriza party looked set to split after the leader of its far-left faction called for a new movement to fight a b(...)

A clerk counts Chinese 100 yuan banknotes at a branch of China Construction Bank in Hai’an, Jiangsu province

The yuan suffered its biggest fall in more than two decades on Tuesday, hitting a three-year low after the Chinese central bank surprised markets by (...)

Despite the relative calm, the cost of hedging against sharp swings in the euro against the dollar over the next week, which covers the period of Greece’s referendum, jumped to its highest in over five years

The euro proved broadly resilient on Monday to Greece’s moving one step closer to an exit from the single currency, helped by intervention by the Swis(...)

A protester at an anti European Union (EU) demonstration outside the Greek parliament at Syntagma square in Athens. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European markets are braced for a wave of contagion from Greece on Monday, with heavy losses for southern European government bonds and regional stock(...)

The national gradh – or weakness – for politics cannot be denied. There we were, hundreds of us, pressed into doorways, tucked away behind corners, hu(...)

Brady Dougan is set to be succeeded as  chief executive of Credit Suisse by  Tidjane Thiam. Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

Credit Suisse’s first-quarter net profit rose 23 per cent, exceeding analysts’ expectations, after market volatility boosted securities trading and on(...)