The late Brian Lenihan, who was Fianna Fáil minister for finance in 2009.    Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

2009 will go down as one of the darkest chapters in Irish economic history. It started with the decision to nationalise Anglo – an admission, if there(...)

Micheal Savage, co-author of the  ESRI report ‘Crisis, Austerity, Recovery: Income Distribution through the Great Recession in Ireland’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The poorest section of Irish society suffered the largest contraction in income as a result of the recession, according to one of the most comprehens(...)

Supermarket chain Sainsbury rose after deciding to axe 800 store jobs in a drive to cut costs. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

European stocks declined yesterday as data showed euro zone output expanded at a slower pace in April and Ericsson-led technology shares lowered. A(...)

Belmond Grand Hibernian: the firm has refitted 11 Irish Rail carriages for luxury at a cost of $10 million.

Imagine the Orient Express, luxury dining cars in tow, steaming through Limerick junction – and not an Irish Rail ham sandwich in sight.It’s set to (...)

Ornua, formerly the Irish Dairy Board, is hoping to hit €3 billion in sales in the post-milk quota era on the back of strong demand for new powdered p(...)

  Managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, with Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  at Government Buildings Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Government debt as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) fell to 109 per cent last year on the back of better-than-expected economic growth.Fi(...)

Bloomberg, which has more than 315,000 subscribers worldwide, said it was investigating the cause of the outage.

The system of Bloomberg terminals used by financial workers for news and market price data went down yesterday, causing havoc on financial markets.The(...)

Germany’s Dax, down 1.9 percent, underperformed the wider market, after a recent sharp rally and as the euro gained against the dollar. Photograph: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski

European stocks slipped on Thursday due to Greece’s worsening financial predicament, while euro zone government borrowing costs, including Ireland’(...)

After receiving the request from Ryanair, the CMA said it invited submissions from interested parties, including Aer Lingus, IAG and the Irish Government.  Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Ryanair has described as “manifestly wrong” a decision by the UK’s competition watchdog that it must cut its stake in Aer Lingus to 5 per cent from 29(...)

Global Shares for managing employee equity plans

Cork-based technology firm Global Shares has announced a major expansion plan which will create 80 new jobs over the next three years.The company whic(...)