Vodafone received no relief from tough market conditions in the first quarter, with a slowdown in Spain and South Africa. Photo: Bloomberg

Vodafone Ireland has reported a 1.6 per cent decline in mobile phone subscribers for the three months to the end of June.The communications group saw (...)

Joachim Pfeiffer: said of Ireland “there were bubbles in the real estate sector, there were bubbles in the banking sector and all of this was home-made”.Photograph: Maxwell’s

Ireland has “no chance” of securing a deal on its legacy bank debt, one of the most influential figures in German politics has told The Irish Times.J(...)

IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard: “Advanced economies are still confronted with high levels of public and private debt, which act as brakes on the recovery.”  Photograph: EPA/Alex Cruz

The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its outlook for global growth, blaming a “weak first quarter” in which the US economy contracted and “(...)

Castleforbes House , Mayor street , Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke /Irish Times

Returns from the Irish commercial property market in the second quarter of this year were the strongest since 2006. Overall returns rose accelerated b(...)

The Government is planning new legislation to protect borrowers whose loans were sold to unregulated financial entities in the wake of the crash.Up to(...)

Nearly 45 per cent of Irish product sales last year, equating to just over €40 billion, were classified as chemical or pharmaceutical, underlining the(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Stocks fell sharply, with the S&P 500 posting its biggest one-day percentage drop since April 10th  on news that a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet crashed near the Ukraine-Russia border. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

European shares slumped yesterday, sharply extending losses at the end of the trading day on news that a Malaysian passenger plane had been shot down(...)

The latest figures from research group Kantar Worldpanel shows that Lidl’s share of the market jumped by 22 per cent to 8 per cent in the 12 weeks to the end of April this year.

Bottles of upmarket French wine like Pomerol and St Emilion will soon be on the shelves next to 39 cent grapefruit and blow torches for €10 at Lidl. I(...)

Interest-only mortgages were more likely to be issued to buy-to-let borrowers in Dublin, the Central Bank said.

The Central Bank has warned of a potential mortgage arrears time bomb as the high number of interest-only loans taken out during the boom revert to fu(...)

 Chairman of the National Asset Management Agency Frank Daly. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The National Asset Management Agency has redeemed a further €2.5 billion of senior bonds.The move, which had been flagged in its recent annual report,(...)