Michael Noonan: an advance in quarterly growth in spring and early summer led the Minister  to upgrade his growth forecast for the Irish economy twice within one week.  Photograph: David Sleator

The volatility in official Irish figures for economic growth ranks among the highest in the western world, according to a new analysis from the Econo(...)

The former governor of the Central Bank  Patrick Honohan: his successor will have to underpin domestic and international confidence in the organisation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government has decided to conduct an open competition for the Central Bank governorship with applications to be sought within Ireland and abroad(...)

European economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici warns that Ireland remains vulnerable to economic shock

EU economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici said “concrete proposals” were under discussion with Greece to settle its funding gap, but he warned that f(...)

  Four months have passed since Alexis Tsipras’s hard-left Syriza movement swept to power with ardent promises of a new beginning for Greece, an end to austerity and the “humiliation” of troika oversight, and a write-down of the vast national debt. Well, it never happened. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

The long and increasingly dangerous standoff between Greece and its creditors is coming to a head. With its economy at a halt after years of turmoil a(...)

Richie Boucher: was one of the bankers who met with Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Photo: Sam Boal / Photocall Ireland

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has reserved the right to impose a levy on banks in the October budget if mortgage rates are not cut this summer.(...)

Ireland had an unemployment rate of just 4.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2007, but that ratepeaked at 15.1 per cent in 2012. In the first quarter of 2015, it dropped to 9.9 per cent.

New data show Ireland’s unemployment rate fell to 9.9 per cent in the first quarter of the year, the first time since the fateful year of 2008 that th(...)

Data from the Central Statistics Office indicates that the unemployment rate dropped to 9.9 per cent in the first quarter.

A total of 12,500 jobs were created in the first three months of the year as the official unemployment rate fell below 10 per cent for the first time (...)

Bank of Ireland finished unchanged  at the end of a day in which more than 24 million shares were traded

The euro dropped to two-week lows after a Greek official said the country may miss a debt repayment, but stock markets in the US and Europe held ne(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan relayed message on interest rates to AIB, Ulster Bank and ACC when they met  yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government is believed to want some signal from the banks they will assist customers in availing of lower variable interest rates within six to ei(...)

Lars Frisell, adviser to  Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan, criticised: “Europe’s deplorable tradition” of bailing out banks and bankers at the expense of taxpayers.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The credibility of the European project is at stake in the push to end bank bailouts by taxpayers, a ranking Central Bank official has said. Lars Fris(...)