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(...)

The figures show overall loans to households, which includes mortgages, decreased by 3.2 per cent in the 12 months to March.

Non-mortgage lending to Irish households rose again last month, marking the first consecutive month-on-month increase since 2008, with one expert link(...)

The turnover index for manufacturing industries was 1.4 per cent higher than in January, and 24.3 per cent up on February 2014.

Industrial production rose by more than 18 per cent in February, with the annual figure showing a 31.5 per cent rise. That was the the eighth d(...)

Dublin dole queue: jobless rate is likely to have fallen slightly to 10 per cent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Watch out for politicians dining out on positive news this week, as a slew of economic indicators is expected to tell a pretty upbeat tale.A snapshot (...)

Monthly production figures provide key gauge of the economy’s underlying health. Photographer: Giuseppe Aresu/Bloomberg News

Output from Irish-based factories rose 4 per cent in November, suggesting the State’s economic recovery is continuing to gain momentum.The latest mont(...)