Euro zone core inflation slowed for the second month in a row in December, a big headache for the European Central Bank, which has printed hundreds of billions of euros to kick-start price growth with little to show for it.(Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg)

Euro zone core inflation slowed for the second month in a row in December, a big headache for the European Central Bank, which has printed hundreds o(...)

Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), speaks in New York last week. (Photograph: JUSTIN LANE/EPA)

Last week, investors were expecting Mario Draghi to pull a rabbit out of his hat. But could it be that there is no rabbit at all? I believe the exten(...)

 Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, told an Economic Club of New York event: “There cannot be any limit to how far we are willing to deploy our instruments, within our mandate, and to achieve our mandate.” Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Mario Draghi has said there is no limit to how far the European Central Bank will go to hit its targets in a sharp response to market criticism that h(...)

President Mario Draghi has said the ECB is prepared to intervene if risks to inflation increase or financing conditions tighten

The European Central Bank is likely to keep the door open for more monetary stimulus but stop short of taking new policy steps at a meeting on Thursda(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has agreed to address MEPs on the Irish bailout in November, as part of a compromise agreed between the E(...)

The decision by the ECB not to co-operate with the banking inquiry has been criticised by the committee chairman. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Dáil’s banking inquiry will discuss an extension to its November 30th deadline to produce its report due to delays caused by the investigation of (...)

The ECB resolved in February to allow vice-president of the ECB Vítor Constâncio to make an Oireachtas committee appearance but only if it took place outside the inquiry process. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The refusal of the European Central Bank to co-operate with the Dáil’s banking inquiry has been strongly criticised by members of the committee. The (...)

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry has called former Taoiseach Brian Cowen to give evidence to the committee. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry has called former Taoiseach Brian Cowen to give evidence to the committee as part of the next phase of its hearings.Mr (...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi arriving for an EU summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: AFP Photo/Thierry Charlier

The European Central Bank is holding to its position that its president, Mario Draghi, will not go before the Oireachtas banking inquiry in spite of t(...)

Prof Gregory Connor of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at NUI Maynooth speaking before the Oireachtas banking inquiry, February 25th, 2015

Accountancy standards have not changed since 2008 and the same conclusions would be arrived at if they were used to examine Anglo Irish Bank today, th(...)