Coillte and other State-backed companies are heavily reliant on Britain for trade

Brexit remains a key concern for State-owned companies, with forestry service Coillte seen as being particularly vulnerable as it still derives just o(...)

Former CRH executive Maeve Carton is set to succeed   IAG chief Willie Walsh as chair of the State body responsible for the Republic’s national debt. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former CRH executive Maeve Carton is set to succeed International Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief Willie Walsh as chairwoman of the State body responsible(...)

The new Lidl store to reopen in Fortunestown Lane, Tallaght, Dublin. The German discounter has complained about rivals in the grocery sector routinely objecting to planning permissions that it seeks for new stores or extensions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As the German discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl have found in the morass that is the Irish planning system, das Leben ist kein Ponyhof. Life is no p(...)

The NTMA has raised €17.3 billion in long-term debt this year. Photograph: iStock

Brexit concerns could lead to bond investors taking a dimmer view of the State’s creditworthiness compared with Germany and other euro-zone markets, t(...)

Motorists will ultimately have to pay a levy to meet the cost of claims for Setanta Insurance, which was placed into liquidation in 2014.

The ruling on Monday in connection with Setanta Insurance by High Court President Mr Justice Peter Kelly was a significant step towards ending a legal(...)

The Irish market dropped €3.3bn in value as Westminster went into meltdown on Thursday

Theresa May’s keep-calm-and-carry-on stance, even as her EU withdrawal plan continued to unravel on Friday, tempted some bargain hunters into the most(...)

‘After 2008, the necessary adjustment was concentrated into four years. Recovery is faster when tough medicine is taken quickly.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The financial crisis of the last decade brought misery to many and imposed major costs on nearly everyone in Ireland. Fortunately, the economy has now(...)

NTMA headquarters at the Treasury Building. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) completed the auction of €750 million of Irish bonds in a dual auction. The State’s debt management a(...)

NTMA chief executive officer Conor O’Kelly at a press briefing in the Treasury Building on Grand Canal Street.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) is to auction €750 million of bonds on Thursday. The State’s debt office will sell two bonds, one of w(...)

President Michael D Higgins said during the election campaign that he would explain how the unaudited €317,000 allowance for his office is spent – but would only do so after the election. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The presidential election may, for the most part, be best forgotten, but one theme of the campaign – the lack of transparency at Áras an Uachtaráin – (...)

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