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(...)

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(...)