Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, centre, with other participants at a finance ministers’ meeting in Riga, Latvia, yesterday. Photograph: Dmitris Sulzics/F64 Photo Agency via AP

The latest phase of the Greek debt saga is playing out in an atmosphere of profound uncertainty over the outlook for the heavily indebted country and (...)

Dublin Airport arrivals are returning to peak levels. Similarly, Dublin Port traffic is back at the peak. A big rise in public transport trips since the crash also reflects a higher level of activity. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA Wire

A new economic review from the four local authorities in Dublin points to an advancing recovery in the capital and its hinterland. In sum, an assor(...)

Prof Peter Clinch: ‘Already there are warning signs and domestically determined cost competitiveness is no longer improving.’

With recovery comes a new wave of concern about old woes. When the Irish economy boomed, there was no end of anxiety about rising costs. When the c(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton has asked Cabinet colleagues to report on actions taken to curb costs after a report warned costs for business and co(...)

Ireland was a reliable Tesco sweet spot for years, with sales advancing rapidly and a profit margin well ahead of the group average.

A torrid year for Tesco was no better for its ailing Irish outpost. Annual sales in Ireland dropped to €2.56 billion, a level not seen for many years.(...)

Tesco had 10 successive quarterly falls in like-for-like sales in Irish market. Photograph: Getty Images

Tesco has called a halt to the relentless expansion of its Irish store network as it battles in a “difficult” market to regain growth after 10 succes(...)

The new transatlantic cable will have the capacity for 200,000 simultaneous online movie downloads. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

A major fibre-optic system between New York and Mayo has been mooted for years but the initial $300 million (€279 million) investment is finally set t(...)

The cable will be the first fibre connection between Ireland’s western seaboard and the US. Photograph: Thinkstock

The western region is set for an economic boost after the promoters of a high-speed fibre-optic network between New York and Co Mayo secured funding f(...)

The Central Bank in Dublin.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The European Central Bank has urged the Central Bank of Ireland to accelerate the sale of sovereign bonds it holds after Anglo Irish Bank’s collaps(...)

The Government is expected to announce its final mortgage arrears package at the end of the month, following the spring economic statement

The Government has received tacit backing from the EU Commission for an easing of tight fiscal curbs ahead of its spring economic statement later this(...)