Minister of State at the Department of the Environment Paudie Coffey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish Water provisions, which ensure a house cannot be sold until charges are paid, have been introduced to bring “clarity and certainty for landlords(...)

Greece is due to repay €1.6 billion to the IMF by the end of June. The monetary fund has lent more to Athens than any other borrower — contributing nearly one-third of the total its owes.
Greece: the key numbers

The Greek Prime Minister’s package of economic reforms have raised hopes of a deal being reached to stop the country leaving the euro. Here are(...)

Together both alcohol and tobacco in Ireland costs 70 per cent more than the EU average price. Photograph: Thinkstock.

Alcohol and tobacco prices in Ireland are the most expensive in the European Union, according to a Eurostat survey. Together both alcohol and tobacco(...)

The ECB expects euro zone inflation to rise to 1.5 per cent in 2016 and 1.8 per cent, about at its target, in 2017

The euro zone economy returned to inflation in May, the European Union’s statistics office Eurostat confirmed on Tuesday, as more expensive food, toba(...)

BWG group chief executive Leo Crawford, Edward Nolan of Nolan’s Seafood and Willie O’Byrne, managing director of BWG Foods. photograph: shane o’neill / fennells

More than 150 suppliers, indigenous and multinational, will descend on the Convention Centre in Dublin this Wednesday, to access up to 1,000 retailers(...)

Earlier this week the Commission for Energy Regulation gave the green light to Panda Power to become the fifth supplier of domestic electricity in the Republic. Photograph: Getty Images

A recycling company called after a Chinese bear has entered the electricity market promising to supply only green energy to Irish consumers at a disco(...)

Panda plans to invest €40m in “phase one” of its energy rollout, and has promised to supply green electricity produced from renewable energy sources. Photograph: Getty Images

An electricity price war is set to be sparked by waste management company Panda which is entering the energy market and offering a discounted tariff t(...)

According to data released to mark the International Day of Families, 52.7 per cent of first time Irish mums were aged 30-39 in 2013, making Irish women some of the oldest mothers in Europe. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish first-time mothers are among the oldest mums in Europe according to figures released on Friday by Eurostat. The average age for an Irish woman t(...)

Gross domestic product in the 19 countries sharing the euro rose 0.4 per cent quarter-on-quarter for a 1.0 per cent year-on-year rise. (Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters)

A slowdown in Germany weighed on the euro zone in the first quarter, but the bloc’s economy still grew at its fastest in almost two years as cheap fo(...)

Wolfgang Schäuble, German finance minister, and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at a press conference announcing the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A decision by Eurostat that the new strategic banking corporation should not be taken off the Government balance sheet may have implications for the s(...)