Former greek finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks during the 43rd annual Fete de la Rose political meeting last August  in Frangy-en-Bresse, France. Photograph:  Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis will open the upcoming Kilkenomics festival, economist amd journalist David McWilliams has announced. T(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is to speak at the Kilkenomics economics festival. Photo: Bloomberg

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is to speak at the Kilkenomics economics festival. Mr Varoufakis will give an insider account of how h(...)

The Gamechangers: Ian Keir Attard as Dan Houser, Joe Dempsie as Jamie King, and Daniel Radcliffe as Sam Houser

After The Gamechangers on BBC Two on Tuesday, Rockstar, which makes Grand Theft Auto, the video game that is the subject of this fact-inspired drama, (...)

Our daughter is missing at Electric Picnic. I’ll say that again – just in case you missed it. Our daughter . . . is missing . . . at Electric P(...)

Economist David McWilliams is to deliver a course on global economics at Trinity Business School. Prof McWilliams, a Trinity graduate himself, will t(...)

Ray D’Arcy is taking over the Saturday night slot

Bob Geldof on WB Yeats, David McWilliams on Ireland’s wealth gap and Joe Duffy reminiscing about Liveline’s “most memorable stories” will all featu(...)

Ethna Tinney, former independent non-executive director at EBS arriving at the banking inquiry. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Ethna Tinney. How did that woman get on to the board of a major financial institution? What were the lads thinking? Wouldn’t you think the banking hot(...)

A report carried out on behalf of DoneDeal  estimates that the website’s second hand market is valued at over €300 million per month

Online classified ads website DoneDeal has said the value of goods traded on its platform amounted to €4.5 billion last year as consumers became more (...)

David McWilliams: among a coterie of economic and market soothsayers who are scheduled to talk next Saturday, May 16th, at an “Investment Summit” at the Stillorgan Park hotel

Now that our merchant classes are on the up again and there’s a bit more cash floating about, it appears that playing the markets is back in vogue.Dav(...)

Giving evidence at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on Thursday afternoon, John Begg, a former senior economist at AIB, took issue with evidence previously given by Prof John Fitzgerald, who retired from the ESRI last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A former senior economist at AIB has rejected claims he approached the ESRI to see whether it would stress test the bank’s balance sheet because a sim(...)