Banking Union

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Graffiti depicts the stalled construction site of Anglo Irish Bank’s proposed headquarters in Dublin following the bank’s collapse.  Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Ten years on from the bank crash, we still have something to learn from similar experiences elsewhere, and what has facilitated other banking systems (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said it was crucial to prioritise achievable elements of banking union.

EU finance ministers have given new impetus to efforts to complete key elements of European monetary union before the summer. Ecofin on Tuesday backe(...)

Banking union: A mural by street artist Banksy depicting a European Union (EU) flag being chiseled by a workman on the side of a building in Dover, England, last month. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg.

The European Commission urged political leaders on Wednesday to press ahead with the final element of banking union as it watered down a plan to prote(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will attend an Ecofin council meeting later this week where the EU’s economic future will be discussed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government has expressed concern at long-term proposals by the European Commission to deepen the European monetary union with closer co-operation (...)

Accounting for three-quarters of European capital market activity, London is as much Europe’s financial capital as it is the UK’s political capital. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

When stakes are high, a lot gets read into official pronouncements, rebuttals, and even silences. This is certainly the case with British assertions t(...)

 British Foreign Secretary  Philip Hammond: ‘The uncomfortable truth is that the EU’s growth rate is far below that needed to reduce unemployment to acceptable levels and is being challenged not only by Asia, but also by the US.’ Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Right across the continent, anti-EU parties have made huge gains in recent years – in local, national and European elections. We need to respond by ma(...)

A wordle graphic generated from the Minister’s speech. The size of the text for each word is determined by the frequency of their use in the speech.

A Cheann Comhairle, Since taking office in 2011, the Government has been determined to fulfil the mandate given to us by the Irish people. To repair t(...)

A UK referendum provides an opportunity to turn its problems into the problems of the EU as a whole. Photograph: The Irish Times

A referendum on British membership of the European Union seems a near certain bet, whether held in 2017 as promised by prime minister David Cameron or(...)

Donal O’Mahony, from Davy Stockbrokers: believes a virtuous circle is forming, with economic activity, rising asset prices and confidence levels all feeding off each other.

If you have been experiencing an unfamiliar sensation in your nether regions recently, it may be well be the “mild reflationary tailwinds” that have u(...)

A graffiti entitled ‘Money kills Morals’ adorns the construction site fence at the new headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt Main. EPA/BORIS ROESSLER

Europe’s banking union will be unable to cope with systemic crises in the euro zone, a senior German economist has warned, unless the winding-up of f(...)

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