Central Bank research has found that two-thirds of Irish firms that reduced hours in 2008-2009 also laid off staff, as did half the firms which cut hours between 2010 and 2013. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Almost a quarter of Irish firms cut wages after the crash and more than half froze pay but staff at a “significant” number of high-tech employers stil(...)

Avolon founder Domhnal Slattery. Bohai Leasing’s for the bid aircraft leasing group values Mr Slattery’s personal stake in the business at about €31 million. Photograph: Eric Luke

China’s sovereign wealth fund has emerged as a key backer of the original bid for Dublin-based aircraft leasing group Avolon. That interest trigger(...)

Recovery: After years of uncertainty, growth is gaining traction. Photograph: Getty Images

New figures suggest economic growth is speeding up this year after an impressive advance in 2014. So, are the good times back? To be sure, Ireland st(...)

The appointment of Prof Honohan, an academic economist, was a break from tradition. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Speculation is mounting in economic circles about the line-up of candidates to succeed Prof Patrick Honohan as governor of the Central Bank. Minister(...)

A revision of data for 2014 by the Central Statistics Office found the economy grew at a faster rate than previously recorded. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government faces the prospect of a clamour to increase both tax cuts and public spending in the October budget after new data said the economic re(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: the CSO data reopens scope for political pressure to increase the recovery dividend. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

In Government Buildings on Thursday morning, it took three ranking figures from the Central Statistics Office the best part of an hour to explain a ca(...)

Construction is included in the industrial activity which has seen a year-on-year rise

Ireland’s economy grew by more than 6 per cent in the first three months of the year compared with the same period in 2014, new figures reveal. While(...)

New numbers likely to spur calls for larger budget package from Michael Noonan Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Economists were quick to upgrade their growth forecasts after new figures this morning showed the Irish economy expanding at an annualised rate of 6.5(...)

GDP grew 1.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the final quarter of 2014. But GNP, which strips out the impact of multinational profit flows, declined 0.8 per cent quarter-on-quarter

Ireland’s economy grew by more than 6 per cent in the first three months of the year compared with the same period in 2014, new figures reveal. (...)

Ciarán Lynch: Mario Draghi blamed comments by the inquiry chairman  for the withdrawal of the offer. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Fresh divisions have erupted between the Oireachtas banking inquiry and the European Central Bank (ECB) over its refusal to answer to the committee. (...)