Minister of Finance Michael Noonan speaks during an interview in New York  on Wednesday. Photograph: Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Bank executives will have to wait until the State has sold its shares in the Republic’s financial institutions before the return of bonuses and the en(...)

The Apple logo hangs inside the glass entrance to the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York City. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Ireland wants to play fair and “play to win” in relation to international competition for inward investment, the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan,(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, speaking on the steps of the Department of Finance yesterday after the quarterly results were published. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The economy formally left recession in the second quarter, according to figures published yesterday by the Central Statistics Office. However, the ove(...)

The council is seeking Government sanction to impose a levy on vacant sites in the city to “encourage” developers to bring their land back into use.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Developers engaged in “land hoarding” could be forced to sell up under Dublin City Council plans to rid the capital of vacant sites. The council is se(...)

Minister for Finance Micheal Noonan has warned there will be sanctions against anybody who fails to appear before the planned banking inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES.

Minister for Finance Micheal Noonan has warned there will be sanctions against anybody who fails to appear before the planned banking inquiry.Mr Noona(...)