An update of monthly Central Statistics Office figures shows the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October was 8.9 per cent, down from the previously reported 9.3 per cent. (Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES)

The construction and industrial sectors delivered the most new jobs as a 59,400 increase in the number of full-time posts helped bring the unemployme(...)

The new governor of the Central Bank of Ireland is Dr Philip Lane (46), Whately professor of political economy at Trinity College Dublin. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

The Government has nominated economist Prof Philip Lane to succeed Patrick Honohan as governor of the Central Bank. Prof Lane (46) is the Whately cha(...)

The only new tax increase to be announced by the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will be an increase in the price of tobacco.

An increase by at least 20 cent on the price of a packet of 20 cigarettes is likely to be the only tax increase announced by Minister for Finance Mi(...)

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

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

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(...)