Irish savers are earning less of a return on their deposits than their European peers figues from the ECB show.

Irish savers are earning the lowest return on their deposits across 18 European countries, new figures from the European Central Bank show. In Irela(...)

A ferry sails past the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, April 29, 2016. Australia’s central bank on Tuesday joined a growing line of central banks in adding more stimulus, cutting its cash rate to a record low of 1.75 per cent to head off deflationary risks. (Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg)

Asian stocks erased earlier gains and the Japanese yen rallied to a fresh eighteen-month high on Tuesday as investors grew doubtful about global cent(...)

German riot police are  pictured during the AfD party congress in Stuttgart, on Saturday. Photograph: AFP

German left-wing demonstrators burned tyres and hurled fireworks and stones on Saturday in clashes with police and AfD supporters as the right-wing p(...)

Bank of Scotland left the Irish market in 2010 and still has about 30,000 mortgage accounts here

Bank of Scotland has apologised for sending out letters this month to some 200 mortgage customers in Ireland incorrectly informing them that their a(...)

On a year-on-year basis, euro zone GDP rose 1.6 per cent in the first quarter

The euro zone economy accelerated more than expected in the first quarter, preliminary data showed on Friday, but consumer prices also dropped by more(...)

MEPS have told Mario Draghi that Irish banks are overcharging their customers. Photograph: EPA

Irish MEPs have written to European Central Bank president Mario Draghi urging the ECB chief to open an investigation into Irish variable mortgage rat(...)

A baby at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border. Hanging the country out to dry and expelling it from the euro area as it grapples with Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War is not an option.  REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

As thousands of migrants remain trapped in Greece the country finds itself at the coalface of Europe’s refugee crisis. It is hoping last month’s refug(...)

 Brian Hayes has banged the drum about “rip-off” mortgage rates being charged in Ireland at a time when the European Central Bank’s main rate is zero. Photograph:  Eric Luke

After a bruising time recently as director of elections with Fine Gael, Dublin MEP Brian Hayes has thrown himself back into his work in the European P(...)

Blythe Masters, chief executive officer of Digital Asset Holdings. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The European Union should hold off for now from regulating blockchain, the technology that underpins the virtual currency bitcoin, EU lawmakers are se(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi. A pause in ECB policy may hand the Federal Reserve chair an opportunity to raise interest rates in coming months, by reducing the risk of a sharp rally in the dollar if the policies of the two central banks conspicuously diverged. (Photograph:  Ralph Orlowski/Reuters)

Mario Draghi has opened a door. Janet Yellen has to decide whether she wants to walk through. The European Central Bank president signaled last week(...)