Data released by the ECB on Thursday showed the overall level of lending to households and firms in the euro zone fell by 0.1 per cent in January

Bank lending in the euro zone fell slightly in January but at a slower pace than a month earlier, suggesting the economy may be turning a corner as co(...)

Prof Gregory Connor of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at NUI Maynooth speaking before the Oireachtas banking inquiry, February 25th, 2015

Accountancy standards have not changed since 2008 and the same conclusions would be arrived at if they were used to examine Anglo Irish Bank today, th(...)

The Bundestag is expected to vote on the extension of the Greek loan programme on Friday after the eurogroup yesterday approved reform measures propo(...)

A man takes a photo of the new 20 euro note during its presentation. ECB President Mario Draghi during the presentation signed the over-sized sample of the note that shows a new design and includes additional security features. It will be in  circulation from 25th November 2015. EPA/BORIS ROESSLER

The European Central Bank (ECB) has today unveiled the new €20 note which is set to go into circulation in November.The new design will include improv(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi said in a letter to Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy earlier this week that the bank was not consulted about the introduction of the bank guarantee in September 2008

Sinn Féin has again called for the European Central Bank to participate in the Oireachtas banking inquiry after the ECB said this week that it did (...)

German bourse trader Matthias Praeger looks up to check his monitors as he sits in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

European equities have enjoyed their finest start to a year since 1989. After trailing US stocks for the last six years, is it turnaround time for the(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble at the meeting of euro zone finance ministers yesterday. Photograph:Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The ongoing Greek drama took another turn yesterday evening when a scheduled euro group meeting of euro zone finance ministers ended abruptly without (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said he looked forward to hearing directly from the Greek finance minister.

The Government has made no decision on seeking a concession for Ireland should Greece’s debt be renegotiated, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has (...)

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen:  confirmed last October that the central bank would conclude its quantitative easing programme. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Every month from November 2008 until this month, the US Federal Reserve has been generating substantial sums of electronic cash during its various qua(...)

The smart money is clearly on a negotiated settlement, but only after a good bit of sabre-rattling. Photograph: Getty Images

It is said that the reason universities are such snake pits of political intrigue is that the stakes involved in most academic arguments are trivial. (...)