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(...)

Clothing and footwear costs were down 4.1 per cent last month due to heavy discounting by retailers

Consumer prices rose by just 0.1 per cent in the year to December, according to new figures published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The lat(...)

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(...)

Irish households are increasingly turning away from low yielding fixed deposits in favour of overnight or instant access accounts. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES)

The economy may be returning to growth, but Irish households remain either reluctant - or unable - to borrow, new figures from the Central Bank show,(...)

Monthly production figures provide key gauge of the economy’s underlying health

Output from Irish-based factories fell 7.8 per cent in May compared to April, on the back of a dip in output in the State’s high-tech and chemical/pha(...)

Analysts say Irish bond yields have held up well on what has been a turbulent day on the markets

Irish bond yields have so far avoided the contagion engulfing Southern Europe stemming from the latest developments in Greece. Italian, Spanish and P(...)

Konstantinos Drakakis says Greece has a lot to learn from Ireland. Photograph: Dara Doyle/Bloomberg

Konstantinos Drakakis sips an espresso next to his hedge-fund office in Dublin and says any deal to keep aid flowing to his Greek homeland will make l(...)

Italian, Spanish and Portuguese borrowing costs rose today as doubts over a deal to save Greece from default and keep it in the euro-zone re-emerged. (...)

In the case of loans for house purchase, repayments exceeded drawdowns by €2.1 billion over the 12 months to end-April. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Household loan repayments exceeded drawdowns by €283 million during April, according to new figures released by the Central Bank. This follows a mont(...)