Charlie Mccreevy

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Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe says “unaffordable spending increase of today is cutback of tomorrow”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Behind tightly closed doors, in meeting rooms and offices across the Government Buildings complex, the shaky coalition Enda Kenny put together last Ma(...)

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager was congratulated by MEPs for her decision against Ireland. Photographs: AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s political isolation over the Apple ruling was laid bare on Wednesday as MEPs overwhelmingly backed the EU’s finding that the State had offer(...)

European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager gestures during a news conference on Ireland’s tax dealings with Apple Inc at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium August 30th, 2016. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Tuesday wasn’t a bad day for Ireland’s reputation in global circles. It was a very, very bad day. There was the size of the European Commission’s asse(...)

Pensions are often the last thing on the minds of the under-30s but the earlier you save, the more you can accumulate over time due to compound interest

Striking the right balance between living for the now and saving for the future is hard. It’s even harder if you haven’t kept pace with the changes t(...)

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley is already dealing with weaker growth and a lower share price. Photograph: PA

Mike Ashley, the British billionaire behind embattled retailer Sports Direct International and Heatons in Ireland, has grappled with declining growth,(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary’s annual bonus of €900,000 was unchanged, as was his €1 million annual salary. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary’s remuneration package jumped 33 per cent to €3.2 million in the 12 months to March 31st this year. Accordi(...)

Former European Union commissioner for internal markets and services Michel Barnier: seen by many as “no friend” of the City of London. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

The European Commission has risked antagonising the United Kingdom ahead of its forthcoming negotiations on exit from the European Union with the sur(...)

Michel Barnier: introduced a raft of EU regulations on financial services, accountancy and banking as commissioner.

Former European Commissioner Michel Barnier has been appointed as the European Commission’s chief negotiator for the Brexit negotiations. The surpris(...)

Good news, bad news: Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan made separate but significant announcements this week. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

You really can’t win. On Wednesday morning, news started to emerge that the Government had done a deal with drug companies which would save up to €20(...)

Charlie McCreevy said it was too early to say whether Ireland will be a big beneficiary of Brexit

Former EU commissioner Charlie McCreevy said it would be “the height of folly” if parts of the 28-member European Union took a “vindictive” approach t(...)

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