European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici presents the EU executive’s spring economic forecasts during a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Ireland has re-emerged as one of Europe’s top performers but high debt levels continue to pose an “uncertainty”, according to the European Commission.(...)

Ryanair has reported a 16 per cent increase in passenger numbers for April.The budget airline said it carried a total nine million passengers last mon(...)

The pace of new mortgage lending may have begun to slow as a result of the Central Bank’s new lending restrictions.Figures from the Banking and Paymen(...)

Ireland’s economy is still showing the scars of the financial crisis and will need to be managed very carefully, Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan(...)

Ireland’s manufacturing sector remains in expansion mode with the weak euro continuing to bolster trade.However, Investec’s latest Manufacturing Purch(...)

Central to Bloxham’s demise was a €5.3 million hole in its accounts. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The Central Bank waited until Monday morning, just as the markets were opening, to send out its alert. The five-line statement – issued at 8.16am – se(...)

Prof Honohan probably wouldn’t step down immediately Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan is to step down at the end of the year after six years in office, The Irish Times has confirmed.Prof Honohan (65(...)

Prime Active Capital, the Dublin and London listed private equity firm, made a loss of €2.4 million last year. The group said it had completed the di(...)

The figures show overall loans to households, which includes mortgages, decreased by 3.2 per cent in the 12 months to March.

Non-mortgage lending to Irish households rose again last month, marking the first consecutive month-on-month increase since 2008, with one expert link(...)

 Carbery said price volatility in the food industry this year would be heavily influenced by post-quota milk volumes. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Carbery, one of the State’s largest food and ingredients companies, is expecting to increase production by 10-15 per cent this year in the absence of(...)