Bank of Ireland rose by 1.5 per cent to 33 cents on a day when Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the State had no plans to sell its residual 14 per cent stake in the company. Photograph: Alan Betson  y

European stocks were little changed, posting their best monthly advance since February, even as a slump in energy companies offset a gain in travel s(...)

Enda Kenny: voters must choose between pro-enterprise parties or those on “the left and ultra-left”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Voters will face a clear choice in the next general election between choosing a coalition led by Fine Gael or one led by Sinn Féin, Taoiseach Enda Ken(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton:  were Sinn Féin “in government, would they constantly have to be walking out on themselves?” Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has questioned Sinn Féin’s suitability to participate in the next government, accusing them of repeatedly disrupting Dáil busines(...)

Regulations signed into law by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, will require individual credit unions to pay a stabilisation levy equivialent to 0.22 per cent of their total assets every year.

Credit unions will next year begin paying a new levy to fund a scheme that will provide support for any of these organisations that require financial (...)

Michael Noonan: I’ve defined what the squeezed middle is in money terms. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has defined the phenomenon of the “squeezed middle” or “coping classes” as those who earn between €32,800 and €70,(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan says early repayment frees up resources for investment in activities that will grow the economy and create jobs. P hotograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Government will repay €9 billion of the State’s outstanding loan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) next month, Minister for Finance Micha(...)

Michel Sapin, France’s finance minister,  says the EU must not “become obsessed” with budget issues Photograph: Bloomberg

The EU must move on from its immediate preoccupation on the crisis in public finances to prioritise growth, France’s minister for finance, Michel Sapi(...)

Mario Draghi: he  said, at the European Banking Congress, that the ECB must drive inflation higher quickly, and will broaden its asset-purchase program if needed to achieve that. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Without any major advance, global markets hovered at elevated levels amid continued expectation in the investment community that European Central Ban(...)

Ryanair planes at Dublin Airport . Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The European Commission will relaunch an investigation into claims that the Republic’s travel tax was illegal State aid in a ruling that could further(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: described situation in relation to central credit register as “completely unacceptable”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Six years after the crash of our domestic banks, you might have thought that there would by now be a central repository with detailed information o(...)