Retail sales rose by more than 6 per cent in December, driven by strong spending in furniture and lighting, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, and clothin(...)

The spread between Ireland’s 10-year benchmark government bond and German security of a similar maturity has dropped to 57 basis points from 298 basis points just over two years ago

Ireland’s bond rally has already allowed it to shed the stigma attached to the euro-region’s weakest members. Next stop: joining the area’s strongest(...)

Retail sales decreased by 0.3 per cent last month, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Photo: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Retail sales decreased by 2.5 per cent last month, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). However, the figures show sales have(...)

First-time buyers continue to dominate the property market although latest figures show a slow return of property investors .(Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times)

Mortgage lending rose by 73 per cent in the first quarter of 2015 to € 983m, as first-time buyers continued to dominate the market.However, both the (...)

The Government should spend this tax surplus by making “targeted giveaways” through capital investment, income tax cuts and tax breaks that support entrepreneurship and housebuilding activity, according to Goodbody economists. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Irish economy is in a “sweet spot”, with tax receipts on track to overshoot initial Government targets by €2 billion, according to stockbroking fi(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at a press conference as part of day-long briefings to mark the exit from the Republic’s financial bailout. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

News agency Bloomberg’s take on Ireland’s exit from the bailout:“Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan didn’t celebrate with champagne as the nation e(...)