Brian Lenihan in 2010: ‘There were moments when he had to work or travel when it was clear he ought to be resting.’

One of the principles that defined the Civil Service during my career was political impartiality: civil servants were there to serve whichever govern(...)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has been nominated to a second term

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has been nominated to a second term, setting in train her unopposed re-appointment. M(...)

Meg Whitman: “You can always go faster than you think you can.” Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

You can always go faster than you think you can. Those are not my words. They are the words of Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise chief executiv(...)

 Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  with Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, at a bilateral meeting  in Davos. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/ EPA

The International Monetary Fund has reiterated its call for debt relief for Greece, raising pressure on European countries to cede to Greek demands fo(...)

Christine Lagarde demonstrated leadership during the global financial crisis, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/Getty

Christine Lagarde has picked up support from European countries including Ireland and a one-time rival for a second term as leader of the Internationa(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he would confirm the Government’s commitment to keep the cost-base under control and contain public spending when he met existing and potential investors at Davos on Thursday. Photograph: Collins

Ireland’s economy would have fared better if it had been permitted by the European Central Bank to burn private debt holders, Nobel Prize-winning eco(...)

Christine Lagarde: no challengers have emerged for the top IMF job

The International Monetary Fund said it plans an open selection process for its top job and will begin accepting nominations on Thursday, even though(...)

The main hall in Davos. The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Here are five of the top t(...)

The Oxfam report highlights the role that “an ever more elaborate system of tax havens” is playing in the deepening divide, calling for a “global approach to end the era of tax havens”. Photograph: Getty Images

The world’s 62 wealthiest individuals now own the same as the poorest half of the global population, according to a new report on wealth inequality pu(...)

Christine Lagarde said  the question of debt sustainability and pension reform would be key to any participation. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has said that a decision by the Washington-based fund to participate in the Greek bailout may not be made until the secon(...)