“Longer term, our financial goal is to sustainably cover our costs, with any surplus generated to be re-cycled into further supports for SMEs,” SBCI chief executive, Nick Ashmore, said. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Lending from the State-owned Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) slowed in the second half of last year by 74 per cent as its total lendin(...)

The organisers claim MoneyConf is he fastest growing event of its kind in Europe

Web Summit is back. Well, sort of. The actual Web Summit might not be returning to Dublin anytime soon (if ever). Yet its sister event, the fintech-fo(...)

Paschal Donohoe said the Government wanted build resilience in “our national finances”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The steady performance of Irish government bonds in the face of recent market turbulence is a reflection of Ireland’s new-found economic and financial(...)

NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly: “The feedback we get from investors suggests they are looking favourable on Ireland’s strong economic growth, our stable political environment and our favourable funding profile.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The head of the State’s debt office has said that the steady performance of Irish government bonds in the face of recent market turbulence sparked by (...)

In its report, the OECD  raised the prospect of “another property bubble” if the current rate of annual house-price growth continued

Signs of overheating have begun to emerge in the Irish economy, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has warned. In its l(...)

A selloff of subordinated bank debt across the euro zone  comes as the mounting Italian political chaos   triggers  concern that it will destabilise Europe

The market interest rates, or yields, demanded by buyers of Irish banks’ riskiest bonds have risen to their highest level since last summer as markets(...)

The NTMA has sold €11.25 billion in bonds so far this year. Photograph: iStock

The National Treasury Management Agency sold €1 billion of bonds on Thursday, meaning it has reached 80 per cent of the minimum amount of long-term de(...)

Central Bank governor Philip Lane said the bank’s headline profits will decline over the medium term, as the impact of the special portfolio of IBRC-related bonds fade.

A senior central banker said on Wednesday there is “absolutely no evidence” that overseas buyers of Irish loan portfolios are acting more aggressively(...)

The north docklands site is awaiting planning permission for a vast office development extending to 30,890sq m

One of the last remaining prime development sites in Dublin’s docklands is to be sold by Nama. Joint agents Cushman & Wakefield and Savills are qu(...)

NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

“Ireland is still borrowing money just to pay its interest costs,” the chief executive of the country’s debt agency said at an event in Dublin on Frid(...)

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