Economist and co-founder of the Kilkenomics festival, David McWilliams, pictured with  RaboDirect general manager Tim Bicknell. The bank is sponsoring the event.

The Web Summit has been called “Davos for geeks”, but Kilkenomics is the “Davos with jokes”. The event returns for a fifth year this year, bringing to(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney said the move was “obviously unwelcome” from an Irish and broader EU perspective, but “we cannot say it was totally unanticipated, given the recent evolution of events”. Photograph: Nicolas Bouvy/EPA

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney has said his department is in “intensive engagement” with Russian authorities in relation(...)

Constantin Gurdgiev: no longer “on the radar” of Irish journalists. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Some celebrity economic commentators, such as the Russian-born, Dublin-based dismal scientist Constantin Gurdgiev and mortgages analyst Karl Deeter, r(...)

Democracy television: Vincent Browne. Photograph: TV3

Vincent Browne is very relaxed these days. The Tonight with Vincent Browne programme goes o(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at a press conference as part of day-long briefings to mark the exit from the Republic’s financial bailout. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

News agency Bloomberg’s take on Ireland’s exit from the bailout:“Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan didn’t celebrate with champagne as the nation e(...)

BearingPoint partner Martin McKenna says the scale of the recent decline of Europe’s banking sector has been “jaw dropping”

The challenges facing the financial services industry as it attempts to recover from the 2008 crash will be explored at a seminar in Dublin tomorrow. (...)

An anxiety of economists was herded together in Kilkenny last weekend for the annual festival of fret-mongering and fun that is Kilkenomics. This is t(...)

Colin Horan, head of the Referral Institute Dublin South

Business networking is more important now than it ever was, with networking groups from chambers of commerce to business associations, continuing to e(...)