A pensioner holds a banner during an anti-austerity demonstration in Athens yesterday. Greece is expected to reach agreement with its euro zone partners and the IMF on a package of reforms next week. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greece has submitted a fresh list of economic reforms to euro zone authorities, estimating the measures could raise as much as €6 billion this year. I(...)

British prime minister David Cameron arriving for an EU leaders’ summit in Brussels. He has committed to holding a referendum on EU membership by 2017

British prime minister David Cameron kicked off the British general election campaign this week, describing it as “the most important general elect(...)

Virgin does not operate in the Republic and hasn’t given any indication that it will

It is hard to know why Virgin decided to step into the debate over whether the Government should sell the State’s 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to(...)

Virgin Atlantic Airways  is pushing to appear before the Oireachtas Transport Committee to discuss the possible sale of the State’s 25 per cent shareholding in Aer Lingus.

Stronger legally binding agreements on connectivity between Irish and British airports need to be provided as part of any takeover of Aer Lingus, a r(...)

The State has some of the highest childcare costs in Europe. Latest figures indicate a typical dual-earner family with two young children is paying more than one-third of their income on childcare. The average cost across the EU is between a quarter and a half of the Irish average. File photograph: Edmond Terakopian/PA Wire

Parents should not be given tax relief for childcare on the basis that this would do little to improve quality or assist less well-off families, a hig(...)

 Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey pictured leaving the Four Courts earlier this month. Photograph: Collins.

1991: English journalist, Ian Bailey moves to Ireland and settles in West Cork where he meets Welsh artist, Jules Thomas and sets up home with her and(...)

Permanent TSB denied the payments were bonuses. A spokesman explained they were commissions and have been part of staff’s salaries since before the financial crash in 2008. Photograph: Alan Betson

Permanent TSB staff shared about €1 million in extra commission payments last year for hitting sales targets, it has emerged.The largely State-owned (...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney  said  a new €241 million investment programme in the seafood industry will increase the sector’s annual value to €1 billion by 2020. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has said that a new €241 million investment programme in the State’s seafood industry will increase the sector’s(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he is looking for more money for the Fair Deal nursing home scheme. He said overcrowding in hospital emergen(...)

Moody’s changed in the review status on Permanent TSB following  the European Commission’s approval in principle of the bank’s restructuring plan. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Moody’s has altered its review status on Permanent TSB’s baseline credit assessment, changing it from review for downgrade to review with direction un(...)