Minister for Finance Michael Noonan would get a budget boost from the programme. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

A massive programme of government bond purchases by euro zone central banks will get under way next month, with the Central Bank of Ireland set to b(...)

Data released by the ECB on Thursday showed the overall level of lending to households and firms in the euro zone fell by 0.1 per cent in January

Bank lending in the euro zone fell slightly in January but at a slower pace than a month earlier, suggesting the economy may be turning a corner as co(...)

Prof Gregory Connor of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at NUI Maynooth speaking before the Oireachtas banking inquiry, February 25th, 2015

Accountancy standards have not changed since 2008 and the same conclusions would be arrived at if they were used to examine Anglo Irish Bank today, th(...)

The Bundestag is expected to vote on the extension of the Greek loan programme on Friday after the eurogroup yesterday approved reform measures propo(...)

A man takes a photo of the new 20 euro note during its presentation. ECB President Mario Draghi during the presentation signed the over-sized sample of the note that shows a new design and includes additional security features. It will be in  circulation from 25th November 2015. EPA/BORIS ROESSLER

The European Central Bank (ECB) has today unveiled the new €20 note which is set to go into circulation in November.The new design will include improv(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said Europe and Greece had “turned a page” with the agreement. Photograph: Yves Herman

Greece has signed up to a provisional agreement that will pave way for an extension of its bailout programme until June, breaking weeks of deadlock be(...)

 Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan: Conceded that the Government never directly asked for debt write-down. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 3:54

Late on Friday night the Greeks came bearing gifts for Fine Gael. And for once there was little need to beware. For several years now, critics of the (...)

An employee packages vinyl albums as another pushes a dolly holding a pallet full of completed and packaged records, ready for shipment, at the Optimal record plant   in Roebel, Germany. Photoraph: Adam Berry/Getty Images)

The euro zone private sector has expanded at the fastest pace in seven months this month led by rising new orders, surveys showed on Friday, but firms(...)

This is the first time the ECB has published its minutes. Photograph: Bloomberg

The ECB’s chief economist warned central bankers from around the euro zone of the perils of delaying money printing, according to records of a Januar(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi said in a letter to Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy earlier this week that the bank was not consulted about the introduction of the bank guarantee in September 2008

Sinn Féin has again called for the European Central Bank to participate in the Oireachtas banking inquiry after the ECB said this week that it did (...)