The Oireachtas finance committee is to ask Davy for an explanation of the events that led to it being hit with the heavy fine. File photograph: The Irish Times

Davy bowed on Wednesday to Government pressure to issue a statement on its €4.1 million Central Bank fine for “reckless” actions in relation to a bond(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe expects the National Treasury Management Agency will “monitor” fallout from a Central Bank investigation into Davy which resulted in a record €4.1 million fine. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Davy bowed on Wednesday to Government pressure to issue a statement on its €4.1 million Central Bank fine for “reckless” actions in relation to a bond(...)

MML says it makes investments of between €5 million and €15 million in each company. Its portfolio of companies employs more than 3,000 workers.

A private equity company that invests in Irish SMEs has closed out its latest fund at €135 million, after receiving backing from State and private inv(...)

The NTMA expects to raise between €16 billion and €20 billion in the bond markets this year.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) is set to raise €750 million in a forthcoming auction of short-term treasury bills. The auction will t(...)

The vital factor which has allowed countries to spend, without worrying about immediate problems on the markets, is rock bottom interest rates combined with massive Central Bank support. Photograph: iStock

Interest rates at, or below, zero and massive monetary expansion by central banks is helping the Republic and other countries to meet the cost of the (...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform  Michael McGrath ‘undertook to consider the question of an enhanced package on the basis that it would be set at a level below €300,000 per annum’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath was warned by his officials that the planned €80,000 salary increase for the position of secretary gen(...)

Paschal Donohoe: ‘The pandemic has ushered in a new period of rising public indebtedness.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government finances can absorb a forecast 17 per cent spike in its debt level to a record €239 billion over two years to the end of 2021 as a resu(...)

The Central Bank offices in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank sold on Tuesday a further €500 million of bonds linked to the restructuring eight years ago of the State’s bailout of the now-defunct(...)

The various State savings products, administered by An Post, have become increasingly popular in recent years at they offer some of the highest interest rates around and most are not liable for deposit interest retention tax.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has cut the interest rates attached to several State savings products and reduced the prize bond fund. (...)

The  National Treasury Management Agency headquarters in  Dublin. The agency raised €5.5 billion in a bond sale earlier this month, with the 10-year bonds priced to carry a negative market interest rate, or yield, of minus 0.257 per cent, meaning our creditors are effectively paying for the privilege of lending to us. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland has in recent years shed its PIIGS status. The slightly offensive acronym stood for Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain – the weakest (...)

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