Two-thirds of the way through the financial year the performance of the Irish economy has surpassed expectations – both of the Government and of econo(...)

Former Irish Life and Permanent group treasurer David Gantly said: “It was inevitable that some action was required to keep the banking system functioning.”

A failure by the Government to take action on the night of the bank guarantee in late September 2008 would have had “major negative consequences for I(...)

David Went, former Group Chief Executive of Irish Life and Permanent arrives for the Banking Inquiry  at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The former chief executive of Irish Life & Permanent plc accepts that the funding model in place at the end of 2006, just months before his retire(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi.

The European Central Bank left interest rates at record lows, shifting the focus to president Mario Draghi’s press conference for clues on whether he (...)

Exchequer returns for August show that tax receipts for the first eight months of the year came to €27.3bn. Photograph: Getty Images

Latest exchequer figures, which show tax revenues well ahead of targets, will increase the clamour for the Government to draft an expansionary budget (...)

Not everyone who had an AIB fixed-rate mortgage was entitled to switch to a tracker when the set term ended

Q As an AIB customer I took out a fixed-term mortgage five or six years ago but after the term ended I was automatically put onto a standard variab(...)

A board showing currency exchange rates in Almaty, Kazakhstan: the 22 per cent drop in Kazakhstan’s currency has reminded traders of what happened next when the Thai Baht devalued in the late 1990s. Photograph: Pavel Mikheyev/Reuters

Is another crisis in the offing or is it just an August wobble? One of the fears stalking global markets is the idea that every country wants a weaker(...)

Permanent TSB also said on Tuesday that Andrew Walsh will assume a wider brief in the group legal counsel role

Permanent TSB chief financial officer Glen Lucken is to leave the bank in the coming months, the group said on Tuesday. A process to find a replacemen(...)

Greece bailout key moments: The replacement of the controversial Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister by Euclid Tsakalotos was a key factor in the change of mood in the talks. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

So the eurozone has agreed the €86 billion third Greek bailout. Here are the five stand-out points in the deal which was announced late on Friday afte(...)

Variable mortgage rates charged on new loans in Ireland averaged 3.38 per cent at the end of June, significantly higher than the equivalent euro area (...)