The ECB is widely expected by economists to outline plans  to end bond purchases this year. Photograph: iStock

The State’s debt agency sold €1 billion of bonds on Thursday morning, reaching 96 per cent of its minimum full-year fundraising target, hours ahead of(...)

With Budget 2019 fast approaching, and calls for the Government to push the country’s balance sheet back into the black getting louder, it’s timely to(...)

Green bond issuance ballooned to a record $161 billion (€138.8 billion) last year.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has confirmed it is to issue green bonds for the first time in the coming months. The move is the late(...)

 NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly: two years ago he told  told an Oireachtas committee gender imbalance was being addressed but there has been little or no change since. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Less than one in five of the highest-paid staff at the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) are women, latest figures show. At the same time, (...)

Chief executive of FBD Insurance Fiona Muldoon: the board has received the results of an independent investigation into corporate governance and human resources practices.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Renting v buying The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) and Nama will spend up to €175 million over 25 years renting a new headquarters in th(...)

Trying to interpret trends in the Irish economy is always controversial given the distortions to our data caused by the presence of major multinationa(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: he  has plenty to ponder ahead of announcing Budget 2019 in October. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish economy may resemble a Boeing 747 in cruise control these days, but there were warnings this week that the State is “relying on one big engi(...)

It is believed 7%  of the Irish workforce  is directly employed in US companies, the highest percentage in the EU

A debate has broken out on the extent of the economy’s reliance on multinational firms after a report from the National Competitiveness Council highli(...)

Stranded: Ryanair is facing industrial action on a number of fronts at the same time. Photograph: Reuters

Industrial action is spreading at Ryanair, with the company facing “co-ordinated” strikes in several European countries next week in addition to an Ir(...)

Leo Varadkar: “I haven’t seen convincing evidence of a land bubble at this stage,  but it’s something obviously we have to look out for.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not believe there is a land bubble in Ireland. “I haven’t seen convincing evidence of a land bubble at this s(...)

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