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A trader reacts on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.  Trading on Wall Street was temporarily halted  after the S&P 500’s losses hit 7 per cent. Photograph: Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images

The Irish stock market slumped on Monday – bringing its losses over 11 days of trading to €22.7 billion – with share prices tumbling globally as a sta(...)

 Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin with candidate Ged Nash: There might have been a view that the party’s leading personalities had been around for a long time and it needed an injection of youth. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Politics is a brutal business and the fate of the Labour Party is proof of that. In 2011, the party returned 37 seats and most constituencies in Dubl(...)

Ready to depart the euro zone stage: ECB president Mario Draghi   Photograph: Bloomberg

Mario Draghi can be assured that he’ll end his term as European Central Bank (ECB) president in November with political platitudes from across the con(...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

The ECB is widely expected by economists to outline plans  to end bond purchases this year. Photograph: iStock

The State’s debt agency sold €1 billion of bonds on Thursday morning, reaching 96 per cent of its minimum full-year fundraising target, hours ahead of(...)

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Central Mary Lou McDonald is likely to fight the next election as the party’s  leader if, as expected, Gerry Adams stands down in advance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Political parties are paying particular attention to four constituencies where the number of seats has changed for the next general election. The thr(...)

The newly issued £1 coin. Sterling rallied by as much as 0.6 per cent to 86.3p after the prime minister’s speech and the European Commission’s initial response. Photo Illustration: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

European financial markets endured a choppy day of trading on Wednesday as markets digested the UK’s formal pressing of the start button on leaving th(...)

Deutsche Bank forecasts that Ireland’s gross domestic product growth will fall to 2.9 per cent next year from 5 per cent this year. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Europe’s largest investment bank sees Irish economic growth slowing down at a quicker pace than the market expects next year as Brexit proves to be “m(...)

Emmet Stagg: The former Kildare North Labour deputy  said entering a government arrangement would be disastrous for Labour and the idea should be opposed. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There is large-scale opposition among Labour’s elected representatives to involvement in a Fine Gael-led minority government. A clear majority of th(...)

Labour’s Aodhan O’Riordain who lost his Dáil seat in the general elecction has been selected to run for the party on the Seanad’s industrial and commercial panel. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Two ministers of State who lost their Dáil seats in the general election, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Kevin Humphreys, have been announced as the Labour Par(...)

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