Capital investment plan: Strategy outlined as domestic economy recovers. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s capital investment plan assumes the State will have the resources to invest €42 billion over the next six years. The main component i(...)

Recovery: After years of uncertainty, growth is gaining traction. Photograph: Getty Images

New figures suggest economic growth is speeding up this year after an impressive advance in 2014. So, are the good times back? To be sure, Ireland st(...)

Central Bank chief economist Gabriel Fagan, and Gillian Phelan, head of monetary policy, at the press conference on the Central Bank’s Quarterly Bulletin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Central Bank has questioned the economic case for an expansionary budget next year, saying there is no need for fiscal policy to support activity(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton with Government Ministers at the final Cabinet meeting before the summer recess in Lissadell House, Sligo. Photograph: The Irish Times 2:52

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has told the Cabinet there will be no scope in October’s budget to increase tax cuts and spending beyond a range o(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (third from right), IMF managing director Christine Lagarde (second from right), ECB president Mario Draghi (back to camera), eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem (second from left) and president of the European Council Donald Tusk (third from left), with officials at yesterday’s summit in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/EPA

As time runs out for Greece and its cash-starved banks, emergency talks in Brussels were billed as the last chance for euro-zone leaders to finally so(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan arrives for a meeting of eurogroup finance ministers  in Brussels. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP

A key meeting on Greece between euro zone finance ministers broke up without a deal yesterday as they sought yet more talks with Athens in anticipati(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras: market participants say the basic calculation remains that Greece will reach some kind of a deal with creditors before a €1.6 billion International Monetary Fund debt falls due on June 30th. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters 1:38

Mounting danger that Greece could find itself outside the euro zone within weeks has prompted a bout of contagion in financial markets, the first sinc(...)

European economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici warns that Ireland remains vulnerable to economic shock

EU economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici said “concrete proposals” were under discussion with Greece to settle its funding gap, but he warned that f(...)

  Four months have passed since Alexis Tsipras’s hard-left Syriza movement swept to power with ardent promises of a new beginning for Greece, an end to austerity and the “humiliation” of troika oversight, and a write-down of the vast national debt. Well, it never happened. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

The long and increasingly dangerous standoff between Greece and its creditors is coming to a head. With its economy at a halt after years of turmoil a(...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan: ‘The Central Bank’s work focused on the integrity of IBRC governance processes and controls.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Central Bank inquiry into the sale of Siteserv to Denis O’Brien by IBRC followed “allegations” made about the transaction, according to governo(...)