The five-year bonds issued by the NTMA were priced to carry a yield of -0.008 per cent. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Republic will pay less than a zero per cent rate on €4 billion of bonds it sold on Wednesday to help refinance the country’s remaining Internation(...)

People protest at the Catalan government’s headquarters during a general strike in Barcelona on Tuesday, following Sunday’s independence referendum in the region. Photograph: Robin Townsend/EPA

Russia and Serbia have lambasted the European Union for its reaction to Sunday’s independence referendum in Catalonia, accusing it of hypocrisy over (...)

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has signed a lease in Frankfurt making it one of the first foreign banks to commit to new office space in Germany’s financial capital ahead of Brexit. Photograph: iStock

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has signed a lease in Frankfurt, according to people familiar with the decision, making it one of the first foreign ba(...)

A man holds a Catalan pro-independence ‘Estelada’ flag during a demonstration in support of the referendum in Catalonia on Sunday. Photograph: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

Somebody should surely have told the Madrid government last week that using the Guardia Civil to stop Catalans casting ballots was a crass idea – and (...)

Brexit debate: Theresa May listens to Philip Hammond’s conference speech. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Philip Hammond has warned Conservatives against downplaying the difficulties presented by Brexit, adding that the United Kingdom’s economic future wou(...)

The NTMA’s headquarters in Dublin. The agency plans to sell a new bond to help refinance €5.5bn  of Ireland’s remaining IMF debt, as well as bilateral borrowings from Denmark and Sweden

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) said on Monday it plans to sell a new bond to help refinance €5.5 billion of Ireland’s remaining Intern(...)

 Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, gives a press conference in Barcelona on Monday. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont said on Monday he was not looking for a “traumatic” split from Spain but rather a “new understanding”. He was sp(...)

A worker inspects a C-series plane wing in the Bombardier factory in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Belfast’s Bombardier aircraft factory has its roots in a period of intense co-operation and friendship between the north Atlantic neighbours of Canada(...)

UK Brexit secretary David Davis and European Commission chief negotiator Michel Barnier at a joint press conference last week.

A failure by the British government and European Union officials to achieve progress in Brexit negotiations makes it even more crucial that measures t(...)

 Trinity College, Dublin. The Cassells report on the future funding of higher education said that €100m a year in extra funding was needed if the State was to build a world-class system. File photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil says it is insisting in talks with the Government that next week’s budget should set aside up to €100 million for higher education to help(...)