Treasury Building: agency indicated  holders of the bond due in April 2016 may be offered an opportunity to switch  investment into longer-dated bonds. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Arthur Beesley, Economics Editor The National Treasury Management Agency is advancing plans to step up the sale of new debt next year, with up to €15(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker gives a press conference on Luxembourg leaks. He said said he had no involvement in the deals during his time as finance minister or premier of Luxembourg. Photo: EPA

The disclosure of thousands of pages of confidential documents on Luxembourg tax deals by The Irish Times and other members of the International Conso(...)

Win Butler, lead singer with Arcade Fire, has agreed to back a new charity coffee from Haiti having been persuaded by Kerryman Conor Murphy to back the venture

Good morning, The Anglo Irish Bank saga nears an end as Tom Lyons reports that the special liquidators have less than 500 million euro of loans(...)

Construction cranes over London: senior workers in the city’s financial services sector are expecting to see bigger bonuses this year

Senior workers in London’s financial services sector are expecting on average a 21 per cent rise in their bonus payouts for this year, despite pressur(...)

Angela Merkel: “I am no judge or criminal investigator, I can only rule out that the federal government has ever made laws that insinuate that anything like that can be done.” Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that her government has never acted in a way that would encourage tax optimisation by companies operating in Germany(...)

Charlie Flanagan,  Minister for Foreign Affairs: ‘For young people, who are often required to bring their passport book out as proof of age, I am confident that this new card will be a safer, more practical option.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A passport card for travel within the EU is to be made available early next year. Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has backed the initia(...)

Paul Gallagher SC argues in a new book that the seriousness and extent of the challenges posed by EU law are not widely understood by the public, politicians or lawyers. Photographer: Paul O’Driscoll

Recent EU treaty changes have had much less significance for Ireland than the “regular and automatic” changes brought about by new laws from Brussels(...)

This week’s European Council marked a changing of the guard, with the new president of the council, Donald Tusk, and of the European Commission, Jean-(...)

A triple crisis has assailed Russia this week. The rouble tumbled against the dollar on international exchanges, the price of oil – its major export –(...)

Industry analysts believe that in order for the IAG approach for Aer Lingus to be considered realistic, it would have had to be in the region of €1 billion, or about €1.87 per share

Good morning Aer Lingus looks set to provide us all with some festive takeover drama. A big name cast includes suitor IAG, the British Airways (...)