Simon Coyle, former managing partner at Mazars: “You had people with no tradition in investment buying Bulgarian and Spanish properties or shopping centres as parts of syndicates in Germany.”

Irish banks, which have focused in recent years on restructuring troubled mortgages and businesses, have yet to properly tackle unsustainable debt acc(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe.  There will be increased staffing across the public sector to deal with Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Paschal Donohoe is to say that the Government is moving towards “sustainable” budgets when he announces his first tax and spending package as Minister(...)

An anti-Brexit sign on the Northern Ireland side of the border between Republic and Northern Ireland. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Brexit: prepare for the worst

The enormous strain Brexit will impose on Ireland’s customs infrastructure, as well as on the country’s economy, is revealed in an internal memo from (...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: She said Britain and the EU were drafting joint principles on preserving the Common Travel Area. “We owe it to the people of Northern Ireland to get this right.” Photograph: AFP/Getty

British prime minister Theresa May has told MPs that Britain will continue to be bound by decisions from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) during a (...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook is in Paris to meet the French president Emmanuel Macron. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Apple chief executive Tim Cook is in Paris to meet the French president Emmanuel Macron, amid calls by the French leader and European allies to change(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May arrives in Downing Street on October 9th, 2017. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images.

Brussels has issued a fresh warning that it is up to the UK to come forward with proposals if it wants to break the deadlock in the stalled Brexit neg(...)

Ukraine International Airlines airplanes at Kiev’s Boryspil airport: a planned deal collapsed when the  airport rejected it as economically unviable. Photograph: Getty Images

At this torrid time for Ryanair, it may surprise hundreds of thousands of inconvenienced ticket holders to know that one of Europe’s biggest countrie(...)

British prime minister Theresa May will say her government is seeking a ‘deep and special partnership’ between the UK  and a strong and successful EU. Photograph: AFP

Theresa May will on Monday urge the European Union to show more flexibility in negotiation over Brexit, telling them that “the ball is in their court”(...)

5-Star Movement founder Beppe Grillo  addresses the party’s congress last month in Rimini. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s traditional political parties have pledged to back a new electoral law this week that is seen penalising the anti-establishment 5-Star Movemen(...)

Paddy McKillen Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

A company controlled by property developer Paddy McKillen earned a management fee of £5 million (€5.6 million) last year from the Maybourne hotel grou(...)