Journalist Gavin Sheridan: attempted to use European environmental legislation to extract  information from Nama.

A dispute between a journalist and Nama over the meaning of the word “including” has spent four years travelling through the Irish courts with a final(...)

Constantin Gurdgiev, who is part of the line-up for the Kilkenomics festival, a three-day mash-up of economics and comedy taking place in Kilkenny next month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

So many bubbles are popping up in the Irish economy that it’s in danger of turning into an Aero bar. Another one clearly emerging, which policymakers (...)

‘While endless columns and air time are sacrificed to fulminations over the McNulty fiasco, the would-be stroke that has reduced the Oireachtas to an orgiastic lather can be reduced to one small and boring fact: Enda Kenny’s contempt for the Seanad.’ Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / THE IRISH TIMES

There are times when Prof Morgan Kelly’s dismissive description of this State as “tiny and boring” is annoyingly apt. Our political dramas are small a(...)

The research indicates that firms carrying property debt are significantly more likely to default

Small and medium-sized firms are shouldering just over €26 billion in debt, according to research by the Central Bank. The bank, however, was u(...)

Irish SMEs that borrowed money to invest in property are almost twice as likely to default as similar-sized businesses without property debt, accordin(...)

 Fianna Fail’s Senator Marc MacSharry – “appears to hold that the rot started in 2000 when Ireland entered the eurozone so that’s where the inquiry should begin ....”   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The irish Times

Thoughts turn to the banking inquiry and news that the projected spend is about €5 million while the budget is €3 million. Pfft to either, if that’s w(...)

Property-related lending to Irish SMEs still constitutes the largest share of outstanding loans to the sector.Figures from the Central Bank reveal SME(...)

UCD economist Prof Morgan Kelly

Once shunned by the political establishment, UCD economist Prof Morgan Kelly was today accepted into the bosom of academia.The manwho called the prop(...)

Wealth of nations:  at the 2005 Russian Millionaire Fair  in Moscow. Photograph: Denis Sinyakov/AFP/Getty Images)

We all recall Ernest Hemingway’s retort to F Scott FitzGerald’s observation that the very rich “are different from you and me”. “Yes. They have more m(...)

“I love being in Dublin. It’s a very enjoyable city. It’s by the sea with fresh air.” Cyril Roux at the Central Bank in Dame Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Cyril Roux’s eyes light up when his in-house press handler says the tea and coffee are on their way. “This is a cold room,” he says with(...)