Lismore Castle, Co Waterford, former home of Sir Walter Raleigh, where you can now stay in aristocratic splendour

An invitation to dinner and an overnight stay in Lismore Castle, the opulent Irish seat of Britain’s Duke of Devonshire prompted concern. What to b(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde at the start of a working session of G7 finance ministers and central bank governors during the G7 summit   in Dresden. Photograph:  Robert Michael/AFP/Getty Images

Senior officials at the G7 finance minister meeting in Dresden have admitted further loans and debt relief for Greece are unavoidable if – but onl(...)

Emily O’Reilly has asked Mario Draghi for a ‘detailed account’ of the incident Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

European ombudsman Emily O Reilly has written to European Central Bank president Mario Draghi asking him to explain how a senior member of the Europea(...)

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel prize-winning economist and professor of economics at Columbia University,. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Joseph Stiglitz hankers after old heroes: Teddy Roosevelt, who broke up John D Rockefeller’s Standard Oil at the end of the Gilded Age in the United S(...)

Fast-growing medical devices, pharmaceutical, and computer software sectors are expected to drive most of the growth during the year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Exports from indigenous businesses and multinationals are expected to exceed €207 billion this year, compared with €190 billion last year, based on(...)

Michael Noonan: he wants the banks to conduct publicity campaigns to inform customers of their options in securing a lower rate

Some 300,000 people with standard variable rate (SVR) home loans look set to benefit from reduced monthly mortgage payments from July.Minister for Fi(...)

Greek prime minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras (right) and the president of the European Investment Bank Werner Hoyer at an Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, Latvia, on Friday. Photograph: EPA/Valda Kalnina

Expectations that Greece could win some leeway from international creditors at an EU summit were dashed yesterday as the leaders of France and German(...)

When the Oireachtas banking inquiry completes its work later this year, seven years will have elapsed since the onset of a banking crisis. This produc(...)

Jyrki Katainen: favours a more market-focused emphasis.  Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty

He has held the office of finance minister, party leader and prime minister, and all before the age of 40, but Jyrki Katainen faced one of his toughes(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: is as mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is as mad as hell and he’s not going to take it any more. It emerged this week he has given the banks “weeks” to (...)