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This week the Central Bank of Ireland made what was, arguably, a long-overdue intervention in the property market. It proposed that banks be forbid(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin alleged that the Government has “cooked the books” and misled the opposition and the public about its health budgets(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: meeting in Fota Island will be dominated by forthcoming budget. Photograph: Maxwells

A little like pre-season friendlies in soccer, Irish politics eases itself into the autumn with the “away” parliamentary meetings, or think-ins as the(...)

National house prices have fallen by some 50 per cent from peak to trough, and new house building has declined more rapidly in that time. The d(...)

The concepts of “academic freedom” and “university autonomy” tend to evoke different responses in readers: for academics and university manager(...)

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‘A bonanza . . . bananas . . . both!” says one estate agent in Galway, summing up a property market that bounced back last year at twice the Du(...)

Prof Morgan Kelly: “We haven’t had the real crisis yet.” Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The recent figures on employment show that rapid growth has returned to the Irish economy, according to economist Morga(...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny gestures during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann has said the German central bank supported Ireland’s unsuccessful efforts at the ECB in 2010 to secure debt write-d(...)

Economist Alan Ahearne says governments do not want a banking union, because their banks buy their bonds, tend to lend into their economies and sometimes give low rates to politically popular domestic projects. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Neither the governments nor the major banks in the euro zone are in favour of a banking union, the annual Dublin Economics Workshop, held in Limerick (...)

Fiona Muldoon of the Central Bank who argued  the Government has no realistic option but to continue its policy of austerity. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A senior Central Bank official today said the Government has no realistic option but to continue its policy of austerity. Fiona Muldoon, Central Bank (...)