Taoiseach Enda Kenny has criticised the Greek government for asking for an extension to its bailout “at the last minute”.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has claimed Taoiseach Enda Kenny told an untruth in his response to the Greek prime minister. Mr Kenny told Alexis T(...)

Pensioners waiting outside a closed National Bank branch and hoping to get their pensions, argue with a bank employee in Iraklio in Crete. Photograph: Stefanos Rapanis/Reuters 1:49

Diplomatic efforts to persuade Greece to engage with European lenders have intensified ahead of the expected expiration of the Greek bailout on Tuesda(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said the Government was keeping ‘a very close watch’ on events in Greece. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Government statement said the Economic Management Council (EMC) met on Monday evening to discuss “developments in Greece and across the euro zone”. (...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during a parliamentary session in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

The events that have unfolded over the past 48 hours appear to be pushing Greece closer towards the exit door. More than five years after it began its(...)

Michael Noonan: ‘I thought there was a basis for a solution in the two papers.’ Photograph: Michel Euler/AP

The European Commission and the IMF have said the “door is still open” for Greece to negotiate with lenders, as the European Commission published th(...)

“The potential remains to reduce public spending on pharmaceuticals, in particular patented medicines,” according to the commission’s recommendations.  Photograph: PA Wire

The European Commission is standing over a call for Ireland to reduce spending on patented medicines, despite objections from the pharmaceutical indu(...)

Michael Noonan was also asked about staff shortages within the unit of the Central Bank that supervised the insurance sector. Photograph:  Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Just more than €1 billion of taxable income was sheltered from tax through the use of various property reliefs, Minister for Finance Michael Noona(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras speaks at the country’s parliament. ‘Tsipras will have to resign if the referendum results in a signal of support for the euro’. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

More than five years after Greece entered its first bailout programme, the country looks as close to an exit from the euro zone as it has been at any (...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny arrives at the EU Council headquarters at the start of a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, June 26th. Photograph: Reuters/Eric Vidal

The Greek crisis has intruded itself into Irish party politics over the past week and could even have a direct impact on the outcome of the next elect(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on finance Michael McGrath on the plinth at Leinster House. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

IBRC’s commercial loan book carried exceptionally low rates of interest on borrowings when the special liquidator was appointed to the bad bank, new (...)