Britain still ranks as Ireland’s main food export destination and by some way, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of all food exports.   Photograph: Bloomberg

In the space of three weeks last September, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan changed his growth forecast for the economy three times.It was a test(...)

Greece is said to be unable to make its  International Monetary Fund payment that falls due on June 5 without a deal.

Greece will not be able to make a payment to the International Monetary Fund that falls due on June 5 without a deal with its international lenders, t(...)

Oliver Blanchard was behind many of the IMF’s policy shifts in recent years in response to lessons from the crisis

The International Monetary Fund has said its chief economist Olivier Blanchard is retiring from the IMF, and the search for his replacement would begi(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has suggested a debt swap to push back debt payments to the ECB Photograph: EPA

Greece on Thursday offered a concession to its international lenders by pushing ahead with the sale of its biggest port, Piraeus. Greece has as(...)

Greek government has accused the country’s central bank governor Yannis Stournaras of attempting to undermine the administration. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

The European Central Bank is increasingly concerned by a deteriorating relationship between the Greek government and the country’s central bank, accor(...)

Greece’s gross domestic product contracted 0.2 per cent in the three months through March after shrinking 0.4 per cent in the previous period. (Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

Greece’s economy went back into recession in the first quarter as a standoff with its international creditors renewed doubts about its place in the e(...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives for a cabinet meeting at the parliament building in Athens on Tuesday. Greece emptied an emergency IMF holding account to repay €750 million due to the international lender, a Greek central bank official said, avoiding default but underscoring the dire state of the country’s finances. (Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

Greece emptied an emergency IMF holding account to repay €750 million due to the international lender, a Greek central bank official said on Tuesday(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, left, speaks as Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch finance minister and head of the group of euro-area finance ministers, reacts during a meeting of European finance ministers in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, May 11, 2015. (Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg)

Greece dodged an economic bullet by persuading an increasingly-skeptical German-led bloc of creditors that it’s serious about delivering the tight-bud(...)

More than 550,000 equities in building materials giant CRH changed hands in Dublin

Retailers and miners helped European stocks post their best three-day advance since January. Analysts believe both sides will find a way to hold off (...)

Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington yesterday. Ms Warren says Wall Street recklessness caused the 2008 financial crisis Photograph: Bloomberg

Last year the vampires of finance bought themselves a Congress. I know it’s not nice to call them that, but I have my reasons which I’ll explain in a (...)