Department of Finance secretary general Derek Moran said he anticipated “forecasts for the outer years will reflect increased levels of external uncertainty” due to Brexit. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is set to increase its economic growth forecast for this year to between 4 and 4.25 per cent but updated figures due next week will reflect in(...)

An IFS 2020 action plan for 2017 aims to attract thousands of new jobs in the wake of the UK’s departure from the EU. Almost 4.5 million square feet of commercial space is under construction or refurbishment.

Ireland is set for an office-building boom to host financial services firms relocating due to Brexit. Almost 4.5 million square feet of commercial sp(...)

“We left our shillelaghs at the door beside the umbrellas, still marvelling at the supernatural genius of Michael Noonan’s little mandarins who managed to switch on a rainbow over Merrion Street for us.” File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

And so to the Department of Finance where Baldy O’Gill and the Little People (Paschal “Pixie” Donohoe and Eoghan “Gnome” Murphy) were presenting the (...)

“The prevailing paradigm is that foreign policing expertise is good and domestic is mildly toxic. We really should get over this inferiority complex.” Photograph: Frank Miller

The independent Policing Authority, which will oversee the performance of An Garda Síochána, came into operation on January 1st. The Garda Síochána (...)

Swiss finance minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf: said she expected the Swiss franc’s exchange rate to settle down at about 1.10 per euro. Photograph: Thomas Hodel/Reuters

Swiss officials sought to reassure the country yesterday that a shock decision by the central bank to scrap its cap on the franc would not destabil(...)


ESB began scoping in preparation for the new payments system in mid-2012, with the formal SEPA Programme commencing in November of that year. “We ide(...)