Labour figures including Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore argue that a package of the recommended scale is unnecessary. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s has intervened in the budget debate, saying any “significant departure” from the €3.1 billion in committed sa(...)

The morning rush hour on the M1 motorway near the Dublin Port Tunnel.

The economy is back in recession, the banks are broken and may well require more capital from taxpayers, one in seven people in the workforce is witho(...)

Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s has kept Ireland’s BBB+ grade unchanged and raised the outlook to positive from stable.

Standard and Poor’s has raised its outlook on Ireland’s sovereign rating, saying the Government may exceed its targets for debt reduction as the econo(...)