Aer Lingus shed some of the gains it made on Thursday on the back of reports the Government was close to agreeing to sell the State’s stake to  IAG. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks slid on Friday as concern over the impact of Greek debt was exacerbated by declines in the US and Asia. A two-hour blackout at news a(...)

European Union (EU) flags fly outside the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt.  Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Consumer prices in the euro zone rose for the second straight month in March, not enough to pull annual inflation out of negative territory but anothe(...)

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry has called former Taoiseach Brian Cowen to give evidence to the committee. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry has called former Taoiseach Brian Cowen to give evidence to the committee as part of the next phase of its hearings.Mr (...)

In early trade Germany’s 10-year yield was down almost a basis point at a new low of 0.087 per cent

Euro zone government borrowing costs slid to new lows on Thursday, a day after the European Central Bank pledged to fulfil its €1 trillion euro bond-b(...)

The closely watched Survey of Professional Forecasters upgraded forecasts for economic growth in the coming three years

Economists and other experts surveyed by the European Central Bank pared back their predictions on Thursday for inflation to just above zero for this (...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Greece’s European creditors intensified pressure on the indebted nation yesterday, warning the Greek government that a deal is unlikely at next week(...)

A woman disrupts a press conference by Mario Draghi (centre), president of the European Central Bank  following a meeting of the Governing Council  in Frankfurt. Photograph: Daniel Roland/Getty Images 0:37

A woman protesting against European Central Bank policy leapt onto a desk in front of ECB president Mario Draghi on Wednesday as he spoke at a news co(...)

 Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB) during a press conference following the meeting of the Governing Council in Frankfurt . Photograph: Daniel Rolanddaniel

The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, holding them at record lows as its money-printing scheme shows early signs of pe(...)

It is amazing how the fortunes of Permanent TSB have changed in the past six months

It’s amazing how the fortunes of Permanent TSB have changed in the past six months.Last October, the bank was fingered by the European Central Bank’s (...)

Marathon Asset Management’s Bruce Richards says his firm is ramping up investment in Europe on bets that central-bank easing, a depreciating euro and (...)