Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and IMF managing director Christine Lagarde in Dublin earlier this year.The Government has paid off a further €3.5 billion of its IMF debt as part of an early repayment plan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government paid off a further €3.5 billion of its International Monetary Fund (IMF) debt today, bringing total repayments to €12.5 billion. A furt(...)

The Information Commissioner has refused a Freedom of Information appeal by The Irish Times for official records on the liquidation of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, the former Anglo Irish Bank. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Information Commissioner has refused a Freedom of Information appeal by The Irish Times for official records on the liquidation of Irish Bank Re(...)

The headquarters of the ECB in Frankfurt. Ireland has a potential to be the fastest growing euro zone country in 2015, Mr Coeuré

Edited transcript of interview with Benoît Cœuré, member of the executive board of the ECB, conducted by Arthur Beesley on January 12th, published on (...)

A 500 Mark note printed during the Weimar Republic.

The European Central Bank faces another moment of truth as its governors debate whether to buy up the sovereign bonds of euro zone countries to avert (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has warned that political instability would lead inevitably to economic instability. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The final set of Exchequer returns for 2014 indicates the public finances are in an increasingly positive posture as the Coalition faces into the n(...)

Treasury Building: agency indicated  holders of the bond due in April 2016 may be offered an opportunity to switch  investment into longer-dated bonds. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The National Treasury Management Agency is advancing plans to step up the sale of new debt next year, with up to €15 billion in long-term bond sale(...)

In a submission to the Central Bank’s consultation on proposed mortgage restrictions, the ESRI said it was not clear that new loan-to-value and loan-to-income caps were “fully warranted” in current market conditions. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Economic and Social Research Institute has questioned moves by the Central Bank to damp down the housing market, saying immediate measures to rest(...)

Mario Draghi: he  said, at the European Banking Congress, that the ECB must drive inflation higher quickly, and will broaden its asset-purchase program if needed to achieve that. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Without any major advance, global markets hovered at elevated levels amid continued expectation in the investment community that European Central Ban(...)

Anti-water charges campaigners try to block Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Dublin city centre last Sunday. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall

The people of Ireland should pat themselves on the back this morning for putting manners on the Government like never before. They might also want to(...)

European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. The EU Commission and European Central Bank have told the Government that “important challenges” remain to be overcome even as the economic recovery broadens

The EU Commission and European Central Bank have told the Government that “important challenges” remain to be overcome even as the economic recovery b(...)