French President Francois Hollande: The ECB’s decision “should not stop us from carrying out reforms”

France has committed itself to faster economic reforms aimed at boosting growth in the wake of the ECB decision to inject billions into the European e(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland yesterday. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Ireland’s economic recovery could be jeopardised by populist politics, the Taoiseach has warned in Davos. “I would not like to think that recov(...)

Enda Kenny speaks next to Alexander Stubb, prime minister of Finland, during ap panel session of the  World Economic Forum  in Davos. Photograph: EPA

The Taoiseach has indicated tacit support for a further renegotiation of Greece’s bailout, but warned that the country must respect it obligations (...)

Some key elements of the tax structures used by tech companies based here are in the sights of the OECD. In an update on its project to combat aggress(...)

Business journalism winners:  Ciarán Hancock, John McManus, Pamela Newenham and Mark Paul.

The Irish Times has won four of the categories in the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business wards for business journalism. Mark Paul and Cia(...)

Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters in Cheltenham

New documents released this week via the National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden outline how Irish subsea telecommunications cables have(...)

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is a global network of 185 investigative journalists in more than 65 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories.

“Luxleaks” is a collaboration between 80 journalists from 26 countries under the auspices of the International Consortium of Investigative Journali(...)

 Gallahers has been owned by JTI since 2007.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The recent death of the man most associated with Ballymena, Ian Paisley, ended a political epoch. The impending death of one of the north Antrim town’(...)

Fresh air: Artists at the “paint-outs” in various locations around Wexford during the Art in the Open festival

Painting outdoors was first popularised by the French Impressionists, including Monet and Renoir, and is known by the French term en plein air (litera(...)

Dermot Smurfit Jnr: “I think Michael has respect for me. . . I would be super disappointed if he didn’t say: ‘Dermot is a good operator’ ”

In 2002, Jefferson Smurfit group was taken private in what at the time was one of the biggest ever European private equity deals. It resulted in a hug(...)