Mr Brady is the latest prominent figure to leave the Central Bank of the team assembled to guide Ireland out of the financial crisis. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

Patrick Brady, the director of risk and policy at the Central Bank of Ireland, has resigned in the latest senior exit from the bank. The Central Ba(...)

Aidan Brady, chief executive of  Citigroup Europe ,  said 35,698 people were employed in the IFSC at the end of 2012.  Ireland should be looking to increase this to at least 50,000 in the coming years but  the number could double if the right focus and resources were applied to the task. Photograph: David Sleator

Employment at the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) could double to about 70,000 in the coming years by aggressively targeting new areas (...)

EU internal markets commissioner Michel Barnier:  says it is vital to supervise what he calls the trillion-euro “parallel banking sector”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s funds industry could face increased scrutiny under new proposals unveiled by the European Commission yesterday, which aim to increase the re(...)

Security personnel detain and disarm Michael Stone in the lobby of the Stormont parliament buildings in Northern Ireland in  November  2006.  Reuters

Loyalist gunman Michael Stone must serve a minimum 30 years in jail for his part in a sectarian murder campaign, Northern Ireland’s most senior judge (...)