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Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England. Photograph: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

Ireland has been approached at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to throw its support behind Mark Carney as the next head of the fund, as negotiat(...)

  Christine Lagarde: “I have made this decision in the best interest of the Fund, as it will expedite the selection process for my successor.” Photograph: Reuters

Christine Lagarde will leave the International Monetary Fund in September, as her nomination to lead Europe’s central bank gathers pace. In a stateme(...)

Irish Central Bank governor Philip Lane at the forum on  booms and busts during the IMF spring meeting in Washington, US. Photograph: Reuters/Yuri Gripas

The Irish economy is better placed to withstand a recession this time around, according to Central Bank governor Philip Lane. The higher levels of equ(...)

People queuing at the Disney store in the Pudong financial district in Shanghai: China’s corporate debt risks sparking a bigger crisis if the authorities fail to tackle it, the International Monetary Fund has warned. Photograph:  Aly Song

China’s corporate debt risks sparking a bigger crisis if the authorities fail to tackle it, the International Monetary Fund has warned. It is the late(...)

Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform sharing a joke with Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance yesterday at Government Buildings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Contact with Angela Merkel’s office in Berlin by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and between Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and his counterparts in the Ger(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “The option of not having a programme is still a strong option.”

Ireland may choose to exit its bailout programme without the support of a precautionary credit line, the Minister for Finance said yesterday following(...)

Michael Noonan: also scheduled to meet US treasury secretary Jack Lew. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will argue his case today with International Monetary Fund (IMF) leaders for minimum policy conditions in any post(...)

Fresh divisions have surfaced this week in Dublin as inspectors from the International Monetary Fund, the EU Commission and the European Central Bank carry out their second-last review of Ireland’s bailout programme

The Government and the troika have clashed over the looming 2014 budget as the Coalition pushes to ease off next year on spending cutbacks and tax hik(...)

The Tánaiste made the remarks on the second day of his visit to Washington.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the stoicism of the Irish public in the face of economic hardship should not be mistaken for any lack of anger or dis(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD: to meet members of the US congress to lobby for their support for new immigration legislation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore lands in Washington DC today to meet members of the US congress to lobby for their support for(...)

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