A customer enters a Piraeus Bank SA bank branch while another uses an automated teller machine (ATM) as banks reopen in Athens, Greece, on Monday, July 20th, 2015. However economists are still warning that there’s still a danger that Greece will be forced out of the euro region by the end of 2016. (Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg)

Don’t pack away the currency presses just yet, Greece’s euro exit may be back on the table next year. There’s still a danger that Greece will be force(...)

Minister of Finance Michael Noonan. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

The Minister for Finance’s distinct lack of enthusiasm for sending Nama officials north to answer questions about Project Eagle is in marked contrast (...)

Alexis Tsipras speaks to media in Brussels. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg.

Suppose you consider Tsipras an incompetent twerp. Suppose you dearly want to see Syriza out of power. Suppose, even, that you welcome the prospect of(...)

Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos and IMF managing director Christine Lagarde at Sunday’s meeting  of finance ministers. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

Over to you, Athens. That was the message after another working weekend in Brussels with a heated meeting of euro zone finance ministers and the seco(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: said to have attempted to keep discussions going at fraught times during Saturday evening’s meeting of euro zone finance ministers. File Photograph: EPA

The Irish Government is not aligned with a camp of countries which are open to the option of a Greek exit from the Euro nor a cluster of states advoca(...)

Minister for Finance Michael  Noonan struck a hopeful note that agreement in Europe over  Greece can be reached and said he was entering Saturday’s meeting in Brussels “on the basis that it will be possible to put a sustainable medium term programme in place”. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The Greek government should move swiftly to implement the austerity measures contained in its bailout plan to prove it is serious and increase trust w(...)

Greece prime minister Alexis Tsipras is seen on Thursday before he submitted a bailout plan to the country’s creditors.  Photograph: Bloomberg 1:28

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras appealed to his party’s deputies on Friday to back a tough reform package after abruptly offering last-minute conc(...)

A street vendor prepares corn for sale during a pro-European Union demonstration in front of the Greek parliament in Athens. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images 1:54

Proposals from Greece to explain how it will meet conditions for a new international bailout loan were received on Thursday by Jeroen Dijsselbloem, wh(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls delivers a government statement on Greece at the National Assembly in Paris. France would do all it could to keep Greece in the euro zone, he said on Wednesday. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

French prime minister Manuel Valls fervently opposes the expulsion of Greece from the euro zone and says that rescheduling or writing down Greek debt (...)

Greece is in the “last chance saloon”. The logic of where it is now is definitely towards the exit. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

So what should the euro zone do now? Last week, I concluded that the Greeks should vote Yes. They decided instead to overwhelmingly reject the terms o(...)