Minister of State with responsibility for financial services Michael D’Arcy: he rejected suggestions that Ireland is being overly cautious in its approach to financial regulation, thereby costing Ireland post-Brexit investment.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for State with special responsibility for financial services and insurance Michael D’Arcy has countered suggestions that Ireland is taking a(...)

Carton House in Kildare.

Ryanair courts Bellew Ryanair wants to lure Peter Bellew, a former head of flight operations and now chief executive of Malaysia Airlines back to the(...)

Talking Britain up in Washington - UK chancellor Philip Hammond

Leaders of the financial world gathered in Washington this week for the annual World Bank-IMF autumn meetings with something of a spring in their step(...)

IMF MD Christine Lagarde  at the plenary session of the  IMF/World Bank meeting October 13th. Photograph:  AFP/IMF

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said she expects global economic growth to strengthen next year, but urged countries to invest more to ensure (...)

The soaring value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies comes despite growing warnings over a price bubble

The price of bitcoin, the world’s best-known cryptocurrency, has smashed through $5,000 (€4,217) to a new all-time high. Bitcoin is now trading at $5(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde speaks at a meeting in Washington on Wednesday, as the organisation expressed concern about a growing debt pile in G20 countries.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The International Monetary Fund has warned that good times in the global economy mask longer-term risks, including a $135 trillion debt pile in G20 na(...)

With the changing political landscape in the EU, Greece’s position becomes ever more uncertain. Germany’s post-election attitude to Greece will hardly(...)

The Bank of England in London. Britain’s economic growth has been revised downwards to 1.7 per cent by the IMF. Photograph: iStock

The International Monetary Fund has upgraded its forecast for Ireland’s economic performance, as it said the current broad-based global economic upswi(...)

The crowd in the Aviva Stadium was in general on the small side, physically if not in numbers. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It must have been the smallest group of travelling supporters to attend a World Cup qualifier in Dublin, at least since the end of the communist era, (...)

The five-year bonds issued by the NTMA were priced to carry a yield of -0.008 per cent. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Republic will pay less than a zero per cent rate on €4 billion of bonds it sold on Wednesday to help refinance the country’s remaining Internation(...)