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The Government has today decided to withdraw 1c and 2c coins from circulation, with prices being rounded up or down as appropriate. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Government has agreed to the rounding of prices involving 1c and 2c coins to the nearest 5c, which would lead to the withdrawal of the coins from (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has described one and two cent coins as “a weight in our pockets that we don’t need”.

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has described one and two cent coins as “a weight in our pockets that we don’t need”. Minist(...)

The late Brian Lenihan, who died in 2011, is featured in the first of the RTÉ Legacy series. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A documentary about the life and political career of the late Brian Lenihan jnr discloses the difficult relationship he had with Bertie Ahern and the (...)

Finance official Kevin Cardiff. Mr Cardiff has submitted a report to the Oireachtas banking inquiry containing his assessment of the events surrounding the bank guarantee and bailout. Photograph: Courtpix

Kevin Cardiff’s submission to the Oireachtas banking inquiry brings a new perspective to the turmoil which brought Ireland’s banks and then the State (...)

Brendan Howlin: ‘Michael Noonan and I share two core goals and we intend to make good on both. We were elected to fix the economy and the public finances. We are well on the way to doing so.’   Photograph: Aidan Crawley

One of the less discussed impacts of the recession may well be its long term effect on the economics profession. As John FitzGerald indicated when (...)

‘We have been advised to restrict sale of low-value stamps and so we insist that customers buy them at the time of posting,’ says An Post. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A reader called Brendan contacted us with a bizarre stamp story: “I went in to Blackrock post office this afternoon to buy a stamp,” he writes.(...)

 Bianca Maria Birtas (25) of Monksfield Walk, Clondalkin, Dublin leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after she received a suspended sentence. Photograph: Court Collins

A bride-to-be has received a suspended sentence for stealing over €15,000 of money set for destruction at the Central Bank because she worried about p(...)

Cyril Roux: external scrutiny. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Judging by Cyril Roux’s evidence to the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on Wednesday, staff at the Central Bank will be making more use of the old-fashione(...)

In April 2012, the Central Bank suspended Marketspread’s licence for three weeks, citing concerns over audit and capital adequacy

Financial spread betting business, Shelbourne Markets, lost €911,000 in the year running up to its sale to London-based ETX Capital, the latest figur(...)

Brian Patterson, former chairman of the Financial Regulator: said they did not see the enormity of the risks being taken by the banks. Photograph: Mac Innes Photography

Another day, another seven hours of detailed testimony at the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Liam O’Reilly, a former chief executive of the Financial Reg(...)

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