Minister for Finance  Michael Noonan: will join other euro zone finance ministers in Brussels to discuss a range of politically sensitive issues. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Euro zone finance ministers gather in Brussels on Monday for a meeting that will focus on member states’ budgetary plans for 2017 and the ongoing Gre(...)

The government of  Alexis Tsipras has pushed through dozens of reforms, but many outstanding issues remain. Photograph: EPA

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras made a fresh call for debt relief ahead of Friday’s meeting of euro zone finance ministers, as new data showed tha(...)

Newly appointed Greek energy minister Panos Skourletis says Greece will look to alternatives to privatising its power grid. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Greece will look to alternatives to privatising its power grid operator ADMIE as part of a new bailout deal with its lenders, Energy Minister Panos Sk(...)

Angela Merkel: made a specific reference to Ireland

Ireland’s reputation as the poster boy for European reform resurfaced yesterday, as EU leaders mulled over the latest development in the Greek bailout(...)

Eurogroup President and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem (R) speaks with European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers at EU headquarters in Brussels. European finance ministers urged Greece to stop wasting time in talks on its crucial bailout as debt-stricken Athens warned of a possible referendum if its reform plans are rejected.  (Photograph: AFP/Getty Images)

Suzanne Lynch in BrusselsGreece has been urged to “stop wasting time” and start implementing reform measures as euro zone finance ministers gather in (...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: the agreement averts a potential cash crunch in March that could have forced the country out of the currency area. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Greece signed up to a provisional agreement yesterday that paves the way for an extension of its bailout programme until June, but Athens must still s(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: he refused to countenance a draft communiqué proposed by the European Commission and the eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Talks between Greece and its international creditors disintegrated yesterday when Athens rejected a proposal to request a six-month extension of its i(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said he looked forward to hearing directly from the Greek finance minister.

The Government has made no decision on seeking a concession for Ireland should Greece’s debt be renegotiated, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has (...)