Vodafone investors finally put out of their misery. Photograph: PA Wire

Vodafone finally moved this week to put hundreds of thousands of one-time stock market investors out of their misery. It’s all a far cry from 1999 w(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, at the presentation of the year end exchequer statement 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke

It is worth watching not only what the politicians promise to deliver, but when they promise to deliver it. We have already heard a lot of arguments(...)

As a high-debt nation, keeping our bond rates low is vital

Sometimes you have to stand back to realise the extraordinary period of low interest rates on international markets. In January the National Treasury (...)

Ryanair looks like it has little to fear once oil prices eventually begin rising again

Ryanair almost doubled the profits that it earned from each passenger that it carried in the three months ended December 31st – its third quarter, acc(...)

January new car registrations were up nearly 34%  on the same month last year

As an economic bellwether, buoyant new car sales are a major consumer indicator. Similarly the sales of new commercial vehicles shows increased activi(...)

 Mick Wallace: TD has consistently questioned Cerberus’s activities here and highlighted its controversial purchase of the Project Eagle loans from Nama. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It is significant that, of the €20 billion worth of property debt it has bought throughout Ireland in recent years, US fund Cerberus chose to take the(...)

President of the European Central Bank  Mario Draghi: when Draghi said he would “note” the arrangement, it is clear that, in fact, the whole thing was already well thrashed out around the ECB board table. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Remember the rather offhand reaction of ECB president Mario Draghi when the Government announced in February 2013 that it was tearing up the promissor(...)

Central Bank governor Philip Lane was correct when he said this week that economic forecasts were often not worth the paper they were written on. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There is a golden thread running through the Oireachtas banking inquiry report: the failure to identify risks and prepare for them. Risks, by their na(...)

Danny McCoy, CEO IBEC attending The Irish Times Budget Breakfast, at the Marker Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

About the only thing the various political parties appear to agree on ahead of the yet-to-be-called general election is the need to address the issue (...)

The merger with Betfair is a big part of Paddy Power’s share price practically doubling in value since this time last year. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

All punters would welcome a windfall within two weeks of the Cheltenham Festival in March and those who have backed bookmaker Paddy Power look set to (...)