German chancellor Angela Merkel. Today and the days ahead will tell a lot about whether Germany wants a euro zone dominated entirely by its view of the world, or is prepared to work with France and others to find a way forward out of the Greek crisis.  Photograph: ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images

The dramatic clashes over Greece, which boiled over in Saturday’s meeting of euro group finance ministers, surely have major implications for the futu(...)

 People celebrate in front of the Greek parliament as early polls predict a win for the Oxi, or No, campaign in the Greek austerity referendum. Photograph: Getty

So Greece has voted no. What happens next? Like every step in this dramatic saga, there are still a number of possible outcomes. The No vote makes a(...)

Briefing notes drawn up for Minister for Finance Michael Noonan were released to Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There was no evidence of how active the Central Bank had been in trying to persuade the banks to cut standard variable mortgage rates, according to br(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Thirty or more cases, involving a loss of more than €10 million each to the taxpayer, will be examined in the inquiry into the Siteserv sale, Taoisea(...)

Aer Lingus has rejected a second takeover approach from the owner of rival British Airways. Photo: PA Wire

Aer Lingus has rejected a second takeover approach from the owner of rival British Airways. International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) has confir(...)

Aer Lingus: the key issue for the Government is the national airline’s  slots at Heathrow

The Government expects IAG to make a fresh approach for Aer Lingus, according to sources, with speculation in the market it could bid over €2.40 a sh(...)

Terry Leyden: ‘58 members of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party lost their seats’. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Tánaiste says she hoped people would be able to speak more freely to the Oireachtas banking inquiry following the publication of the 2010 letter f(...)

Terry Leyden: “Brian Lenihan was making a last-ditch attempt to burn the bondholders, but that was refused by Mr Trichet who had previously indicated that he would give some concession.” Photographer: Dara MacDónaill

Fianna Fáil Senators have accused then ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet of bullying Ireland into a bailout and programme of austerity in November 201(...)

What does Budget 2015 have in store? Follow all the action as it unfolds on irishtimes.com. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Follow Budget 2015 on irishtimes.com where our journalists will be bringing you the latest news and analysis throughout the day. Follow Budget 2015(...)

Cliff Taylor has been appointed Managing Editor with The Irish Times. He will have a lead writing role with the newspaper and on digital platforms in (...)