With Irish mortgage rates still well above the EU average, there is simply no excuse for borrowers not to benefit from the latest extraordinary developments in interest rates markets.

There are a number of significant risks facing the economy but an increase in interest rates is not one of them. On the contrary, the State and mortga(...)

President of the European Central Bank (ECB) Mario Draghi pointed the way to cuts in interest rates or new asset purchases if inflation does not return to target, weakening the euro, lowering European bond yields and pulling stock markets higher

US President Donald Trump criticised European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s comments earlier on Tuesday calling for possible additional policy(...)

Leader of the European People’s Party and German candidate for the presidency of the European Commission Manfred Weber with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Juan Herrero

EU leaders had hoped for a Brexitless summit this week. It was not to be. The unfinished, noisy Tory leadership contest, not least the endless braggin(...)

‘The opaqueness of the market is now much more difficult to defend.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Banks across Europe earn hundreds of millions of euro a year from overcharging small corporate customers for foreign exchange services, according to a(...)

The headquarters of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Felix Schmitt/The New York Times

Deutsche Bank is preparing a deep overhaul of its trading operations including the creation of a so-called bad bank to hold tens of billions of euros (...)

The Herbert Hill apartment complex  nearing completion opposite Dundrum Town Centre. Photograph: James Forde

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is pursuing a plan to secure all 90 units at an apartment scheme beside Dundrum Town Centre for social housing. (...)

The Republic’s debt management agency sold the bonds at a price that will yield investors an annual interest rate of 0.297 per cent.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) sold €1 billion of 10-year bonds on Thursday – for less than a third of the market interest rate set fo(...)

At least 40 credit unions across the country have  imposed savings limits on their members. Photograph: Frank Miller

Negative interest rates on deposits at Ireland’s two largest banks are being blamed by credit unions for the introduction of caps on the savings accou(...)

New Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf  ‘has been appointed under law’. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg via Getty

The process of appointing new Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf should be paused because of controversy engulfing him in his native New Zealand, (...)

Irish debt continues to fall to record lows.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) said on Monday that it will look to raise up to €1 billion in a sale of 10-year bonds at auction later (...)

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