Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in advance of delivering Budget 2019, at Government Buildings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government should consider diverting €1.5 billion of “excess” funds in the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) to developing the State’s infr(...)

 Anglo-Irish bank Headquarters on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Seamus Murphy was something of a maverick in Dublin’s small stockbroking community in late 2006 when he suddenly turned negative on Irish banks. That(...)

InsideSales.com chief executive Dave Elkington: the company is preparing to reach IPO scale. Photograph: Eric Luke

A US tech firm in which the State is a backer, is being tipped to go public after this week securing an additional $35 million in funding from Microso(...)

Pensioner prediction: the numbers aged over 65 are set to more than double by 2046, according to CSO projections. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

At a time the economy was booming, the National Pension Reserve Fund was established in 2001, taking up a proposal by Prof Philip Lane to plan ahead f(...)

Arthur Cox was paid €33.1m, Blackrock Financial Management got €23.5m, Ernst & Young (former Anglo Irish Bank auditors) had €20.9m, KPMG (former Irish Nationwide auditors)  €13.2m, and Goldman Sachs  €9.4m

Ever since the banking crash in late 2008, various figures have circulated as to the cost to the State, or taxpayers, from the sector’s financial bail(...)

Nick Ashmore, CEO of Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

This time it will be different. If ever there was a phrase synonymous with financial folly and pre-crash delusion, this is it. It was resurrected l(...)

State Street’s headquarters on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin.

State Street, the US investment bank, had paid the National Treasury Management Agency compensation of €852,000 as a final settlement, after its cont(...)

‘The nice people minding the remains of the National Pensions Reserve Fund in Dublin’s Grand Canal Street can take some short-term pleasure from the Linaburg-Maduell Transparency Index Ratings.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In case you missed it, this week saw the release of the long-awaited third-quarter Linaburg-Maduell Transparency Index Ratings, aka the Oscars of the (...)

Robert Easton, head of Carlyle’s CCI team: ‘This successful fundraising process reflects the promise in the Irish economy’

US equity group Carlyle and its Dublin-based partner Cardinal Capital are set to announce a number of high-profile investments in Ireland in coming(...)

Lightstone has already invested in Ireland, co-investing alongside global healthcare leader Covidien, venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates and leading medical device incubator The Foundry, in a new company called FIRE1 to be based in Dublin. FIRE1 will focus on developing novel therapeutic devices.

The National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF) has teamed up with US venture capital firm, Lightstone Ventures, to invest in early-stage medical device (...)

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