Andreas Georgiou, president of the Hellenic Statistical Authority, remains under fire in Greece for restating the country’s indebtedness. Photograph: Roy Gutman/MCT via Getty Images

Homer’s Greek heroes had different qualities – mercurial Achilles was renowned for his bravery in battle, whereas the more patient Odysseus overcame h(...)

German finance minister Olaf Scholz and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire agreed the terms of the proposal. Photograph: EPA

The Department of Finance has played down moves by France and Germany to advance plans for a common corporation tax regime across the euro zone, a mov(...)

 The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe,  and Minister of State Michael D’Arcy  at the publication of the Government’s Summer Economic Statement  at Department of Finance, Government Buildings. Photograph:  Tom Honan

If there is one thing which the Government should achieve when Paschal Donohue announces the Budget for 2019 it is to stop borrowing. The Summer Econo(...)

Denis Naughton rejected the basis for arriving at the ranking and the conclusions reached by the NGO, Climate Action Network Europe. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The findings of a European report ranking Ireland as the second worst EU member state on actions to address climate change have been strongly rejected(...)

Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten says there will be specific measures in Budget 2019 to help meet the Government’s climate change goals including on carbon tax. Photograph: Getty Images

What have we committed to on climate change? Ireland has committed to a range of targets to be achieved by 2020 on carbon emissions from transport, a(...)

At least 70 per cent of Irish people are living in homes that are ‘too large for their needs’, according to Eurostat findings reported in the ‘Sunday Times’

Homes too big for needs At least 70 per cent of Irish people are living in homes that are “too large for their needs”, according to findings of Euro(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said a clause has been included in the agreement to ensure contractual compliance by consultants, “in particular those relating to private practice”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government has insisted the €200 million settlement with hospital consultants reached yesterday will have no knock-on effects or implication for p(...)

Clint Eastwood in ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales’. Ireland still struggles with its financial “Wild West” tag. Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Ireland has never really managed to shake off the financial “Wild West” tag the New York Times used during the last boom to decry this State’s light-t(...)

AIB is one of the institutions that could fare the worst if the PAC’s plans for a sunset clause on losses is introduced. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Encouraging domestic and EU ownership of Irish property is among an Oireachtas committee’s suggestions for dealing with the “unacceptable level of ris(...)

The fintech conference, Moneyconf, at RDS has attracted more than 5,000 attendees from 84 countries. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Ireland’s corporate tax regime is back in the international spotlight today. The Republic is the biggest “tax haven” in the world used by multinationa(...)

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