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(...)

The basic shape of the bailout was already in place by the time Patrick Honohan intervened on “Morning Ireland”. Photograph: Frank Miller

Late one night in Brussels as the Irish bailout deal was being done four years ago, Brian Lenihan was asked about the surrender of Ireland’s economic (...)

Ireland’s growth might be the envy of Europe, but the ructions over water show that public patience with the recovery effort is stretched to the very limit.

The Irish Water debacle has left Ministers on the defensive as they struggle to bed down the contentious new regime. For all the complaints of politic(...)

The exchequer deficit at end October 2014 stood at €8.51 billion compared to €10.521 billion in 2013. The figure represents an €1.76 billion improvement on the official target, thanks to rising tax receipts, an increase in Central Bank surplus income and reduced interest expenditure.

Tax returns this year are running almost €1.1 billion ahead of target after a surge in revenues last month, new figures show.While health expenditur(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Government plans to repay as much as €10 billion to the IMF by the end of the year.

Arthur Beesley, Economics Editor The Government has sold 15-year bonds for the first time since 2009, raising €3.75 billion at a record low interest r(...)

The assessed water charge is set at €176 for the first adult, with an extra €102 per additional adult in the home

The Government is preparing an additional package of “comprehensive” changes to the water charging system, to be announced in the coming weeks, in (...)