Marco Buti, director general for economic and financial affairs at the Commission, said growth in Europe peaked in 2017 and the “outlook is now less favourable”. Photograph: iStock

The European Commission has become the latest influential body to raise concerns about the sustainability of the State’s corporation tax base. In its(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: Ireland is among member states calling for reforms to the ESM, the EU’s loan bailout fund. Photograph: Tom Honan

The EU’s emergency bailout loan vehicle, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), should be given new powers to vet potential loan applicants’ budget p(...)

Dublin is by far the biggest source of revenue for the State. In total, €22bn in tax was raised in Dublin in 2017. This represents 56% of the State’s total tax take, despite having only an estimated 38% of the country’s population. Photograph: iStock

Capital Ideas is a series of 10 proposals on ways to improve Dublin city’s infrastructure, economy, services and the daily life of its citizens. Read (...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe, who was in Brussels on Monday for a meeting of the eurogroup. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Eurogroup ministers approved the third review of Greece’s bailout programme on Monday, putting the country on course to exit its bailout in June. Ec(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Hans Tietmeyer, the former president of the Bundesbank and one of the architects of the European single currency, has died aged 85. Photograph: Getty Images

Hans Tietmeyer, the former president of the Bundesbank and one of the architects of the European single currency, has died aged 85. Hailed as the “la(...)

Spain may take a tough line on Gibraltar after Brexit. Photograph:  Thinkstock images

Germany will probably be one of Ireland’s allies in helping to secure as close as possible a relationship between the United Kingdom and the European (...)

 Copenhagen celebrates the rejection of the euro: Eurosceptic parties have framed the referendum as a question of surrendering more control over national affairs to Brussels. Photograph: Thomas Sjoerup/AFP/Getty

While the EU awaits a date for the United Kingdoms’s much-anticipated vote on membership, a referendum is taking place today that could serve as a bar(...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister: Syriza’s disastrous negotiating strategy also means the Greek public is being offered a deal they would have probably secured anyway. Photographer: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

When the definitive history of the European Union is written, the closing weeks of June 2015 may stand out as one of the darkest hours. With Greek tee(...)

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