A growing number of financial centres are taking action to tackle global environmental challenges.

The Republic is to collaborate with Hong Kong as part of efforts to position the State as a hub for green finance. A growing number of financial cent(...)

The transaction brings the NTMA’s long-term fundraising so far this year to €16.5 billion. Photograph: iStock

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) received about €11.3 billion of orders from investors seeking to buy the Republic’s set of green bonds.(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe introducing the budget in Leinster House.

Below is the full statement of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe announcing the budget to the Dáil on Tuesday(...)

Initial financing is to come from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), an €8 billion fund

There has been mixed reaction to confirmation of a new €1.5 billion “rainy day” fund to help offset future shocks to the economy. Minister for Financ(...)

International green bond issuance has topped $100 billion (€87.2bn) so far this year

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has hired banks to sell the Republic’s first green bond, which is expected to raise up to €3 billion. (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has much to ponder as he puts the finishing touches to Budget 2019. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The budget performs a number of important roles. It provides for the financing of the public services in the coming year and it is also a key instrume(...)

The then minister for finance, Brian Lenihan, during a  press conference at Government Buildings in September 2008 where he said the government had decided to guarantee all deposits in Irish banks. Photograph. Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland.

Two hundred and eighty words. That is how long the government’s blanket guarantee for the State’s banks was when it was published at around 6.45am on (...)

 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(...)

The ECB is widely expected by economists to outline plans  to end bond purchases this year. Photograph: iStock

The State’s debt agency sold €1 billion of bonds on Thursday morning, reaching 96 per cent of its minimum full-year fundraising target, hours ahead of(...)

With Budget 2019 fast approaching, and calls for the Government to push the country’s balance sheet back into the black getting louder, it’s timely to(...)

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