What does the Spring Statement have in store? Follow all the action on irishtimes.com. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Follow the publication of the Spring Statement on irishtimes.com where our journalists will be bringing you the latest news and analysis throughout th(...)

Ireland was a reliable Tesco sweet spot for years, with sales advancing rapidly and a profit margin well ahead of the group average.

A torrid year for Tesco was no better for its ailing Irish outpost. Annual sales in Ireland dropped to €2.56 billion, a level not seen for many years.(...)

The IMF has issued a warning on public sector pay, saying the Government should contain the wage bill as the advancing recovery starts to “fire on all cylinders”.

The International Monetary Fund has issued a warning on public sector pay, saying the Government should contain the wage bill as the advancing recover(...)

The return of domestic demand may being adding a degree of fizz to the economy but Irish drinkers are shunning Champagne, the popularity of which was (...)

“For everybody who has been at work – taken tax hikes, taken pay cuts – it’s possible now to see a route to restoration.”  Photograph: Getty Images

Tánaiste Joan Burton has indicated that the economic recovery could allow for income tax cuts, along with long-term investment in education and roads,(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton interviewed by Digital Development Editor Hugh Linehan in The Irish Times office. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said the recovery in the public finances means the Government can now make plans to long-term investment in education and roa(...)

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 (...)