The headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) stands beyond a euro sign sculpture in Frankfurt, Germany. Euro-area inflation unexpectedly slowed in July to the weakest in almost five years, underscoring the ECB’s concerns that the economy is too feeble to drive price growth. Photo: Bloomberg

Euro-area inflation unexpectedly slowed in July to the weakest in almost five years, underscoring the European Central Bank’s concerns that the econo(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England. Photograph: Simon Dawson

House prices in Dublin continue to rocket and the hand-wringing about where it will all end has gone up a notch. The question as to whether there real(...)

People taking part in the Ballyhea Bondholders Bail-out Protest. Photograph: Eric Luke

Governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan has told the Ballyhea group campaigning for a writedown of Ireland’s debt that he will not recommend a me(...)

Alan Dukes said the differency between the EU and other countries on the financial crisis had been the ‘tardiness of the response’.

The Dáil has said nothing about the “barbarities” being perpetrated on the people of Gaza from two sides, apart from “one opportunistic and shambolic (...)

A man walks past a closed branch of the Bank of Cyprus in Nicosia. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/The New York Times

International lenders concluded a fifth review of Cyprus’s economy today, saying the island was making “relatively good progress” after a bailout last(...)

Joachim Pfeiffer: said of Ireland “there were bubbles in the real estate sector, there were bubbles in the banking sector and all of this was home-made”.Photograph: Maxwell’s

Ireland has “no chance” of securing a deal on its legacy bank debt, one of the most influential figures in German politics has told The Irish Times.J(...)

The headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany. The bank this morning said its website had been hacked. Photograph: Bloomberg

The European Central Bank said yesterday its website had been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen but insisted no mar(...)

Mr Brady is the latest prominent figure to leave the Central Bank of the team assembled to guide Ireland out of the financial crisis. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

Patrick Brady, the director of risk and policy at the Central Bank of Ireland, has resigned in the latest senior exit from the bank. The Central Ba(...)

A generation has grown up never having had the pleasure of a crystal clear line.

Technology, we generally accept, improves and advances the quality of life. “Vorsprung durch Technik” (advancement through technology), as our frie(...)

An Athens’ metro construction worker places reinforcement bars at the Agia Varvara worksite in eastern Athens. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greece’s economy should grow 0.7 per cent this year, pulling clear of a six-year recession, but its soaring unemployment rate is likely to drop less t(...)