Sterling’s decline in February provides a kind of foretaste of what might well be in store after a vote to leave the EU when the conditions under which the Brexit actually happened would still be unclear. Photograph:  Toby Melville/Reuters

An interim management statement from Bank of Ireland suggests that Irish risks from a Brexit are no abstraction. British customers account for 40 per (...)

Central Bank governor Philip Lane dismisses notion of statutory limits on mortgage interest rates. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Central Bank governor Philip Lane dismissed the notion of statutory limits on mortgage interest rates as he said a “high evidence threshold” will be s(...)

Jose Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the OECD, holds up his organisation’s policy paper on the effects of Brexit during a speech at the London School of Economics on Wednesday. It became the latest international body to warn the UK that leaving the European Union would cause lasting damage to the economy. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Republic cannot “fully develop” contingency plans for any UK exit from the EU as the terms of departure are unknown, the outgoing Government has w(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said there were many mechanisms to secure money from those who have not paid water charges,  including attachment orders. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fail believes it is “dangerous” and “risky” to refund the 950,000 people who have paid their water charges. Leader Micheál Martin told his par(...)

Leo Varadkar, Frances Fitzgerald, Pascal Donohoe and Simon Coveney leaving Trinity College Dublin: The emerging water deal will see a commission of experts established to examine issues such as alternative charging systems. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The next government faces a greater level of global economic uncertainty than at any time since the height of the financial crisis, the Department of(...)

The dangers are more acute now than at any time since the height of the global crisis, the department warned.  For one thing, the Brexit referendum looms. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

After many weeks of fruitless talks over the formation of the next government, the Department of Finance has fired an unambiguous warning shot over of(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan arriving for talks on government formation, at Trinity College Dublin, yesterday. The prospect of more money becoming available may ease the task of forming a government. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A new Department of Finance forecast finds the next government may have some €700 million at its disposal for tax and spending measures in 2017, whic(...)

Fine Gael TDs Paschal Donohoe, Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney and Frances Fitzgerald arriving for talks on government formation at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil ended last night with no progress on how long a suspension of water charges should last, leaving the efforts t(...)

Eurostat’s decision  could mean the next government will be under marginally less pressure in coming years to keep public spending in check.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The next government will have a little more scope to increase public spending than was assumed in the weeks of talks since the February election, The(...)

Peter Sutherland: It would be “profoundly misplaced” for Ireland to review its own EU membership if Britain votes to leave. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

Peter Sutherland won’t discuss the merits or otherwise of a Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil coalition, but he is clear on one thing: Ireland cannot face into th(...)