Young people have seen their  jobs   lost, lives interrupted and education disrupted. Photograph: Getty Images

At the worst point after the 2008 financial crisis youth unemployment in the Republic rose to 30 per cent. The high rate triggered another period of (...)

Bank of Ireland signalled earlier this year that it was lowering the threshold at which negative interest rates will apply from €2.5m to €1m. File photograph: Getty

Bank of Ireland will be writing to customers next week to inform them it is changing the terms and conditions on its deposit accounts, paving the way (...)

Mairéad McGuinness, the European commissioner for financial stability and financial services. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mairéad McGuinness, European commissioner for financial stability and financial services, has suggested tougher regulations may be needed to force ban(...)

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Shares rose to near record highs on Thursday, underpinned by a better outlook from Europe’s leading carmaker Volkswagen and increasing confidence in (...)

The flow of well-qualified young people into the European system has been slowing dramatically. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

At the higher levels of European politics, Ireland wields disproportionate influence. Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is chair of the eurogroup, (...)

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Euro zone factory activity growth surged to a record high in April, boosted by burgeoning demand and driving a rise in hiring, although supply constra(...)

The Central Bank has sold €18.5 billion of the bonds since 2014, including Thursday’s transaction, to the NTMA, which has immediately cancelled the notes. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank has sold a further €500 million of bonds linked to the restructuring in 2013 of the State’s bailout of the now-defunct Anglo Irish Ba(...)

 Italian prime minister Mario Draghi at a wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday  marking the 76th anniversary of Liberation Day in Rome. Photograph: Filippo Attili/EPA

Italy will begin easing its coronavirus lockdown on Monday in what is considered to be Mario Draghi’s first significant gamble since taking office as (...)

A KBC Bank branch in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

When the European Commission ordered Belgian financial giant KBC Group in late 2009 to sell a number of businesses and shrink its balance sheet as pen(...)

Credit Suisse fell 2.1%  after a hit from the collapse of Archegos wiped out what would have been a stellar trading period

European stocks moved towards record highs on Thursday, following a set of strong company earnings and as the European Central Bank left interest rate(...)

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