Christopher Roberts (19), of Kildare Road, Crumlin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal to assault causing harm on O’Connell Street in November 24th, 2012.  File photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin teenager has been sentenced to three and a half years’ detention for his role in a savage attack on an Italian national which left the victim(...)

Central Bank: potential capital gain of over €9 billion on its holdings of the bonds that replaced the promissory notes in the deal done in 2013

One of the disadvantages of the academic world is that you learn to read the footnotes in any book, and once this skill is acquired, it is difficult t(...)

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(...)

Public sector pay protests: With the fiscal adjustment virtually completed and with a return to limited private sector wage increases, it is appropriate to consider increases in remuneration for public sector workers. Photograph:  Dave Meehan

Almost everyone in Ireland has experienced a major cut in living standards as a result of the necessary fiscal adjustment over the last seven years. W(...)

Male-dominated: Fiscal Advisory Council economists (from left) Prof John McHale, Thomas Conefrey, John Howlin, Andrew Hannon and Eddie Casey launch a recent fiscal assessment report in Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A recent article in one of the top US economics journals, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, had the ironic title The Superiority of Economists.* T(...)

Ciarán Lynch, Chairman of the Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The preamble is over. Today, a slick of smooth, supremely well-rehearsed bankers will begin to flow towards an airless, windowless committee room for (...)

Some of us will need a great deal of care support in our final years, others will remain largely healthy and active until virtually the end. Because o(...)

Anti-water charges protests: the latest form of lump-sum charge, the water charges, is the main focus of organised opposition to taxes today. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Colbert, a French finance minister of the late 17th century, said: “The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest pos(...)

The Edward M Kennedy Institute opens on March 30th on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston, dedicated to the late US senator Edward Kennedy, pictured here (front) with Al Gore in 2000. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan paid tribute to late US senator Edward Kennedy at a event in Boston last night ahead of today’s official(...)

For those of us whose bedtime reading is the latest thriller from the Central Statistics Office, it has been clear for some time that the Irish econom(...)