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Prof Martin O’Donoghue, the economist and former government minister, was remembered at his funeral on Tuesday as a courteous and gentle man who used (...)

A mural depicting Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan on a Dublin wall on November 24th, 2010. In early October Ireland had crossed the threshold from financial vulnerability to irreversible crisis. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish crisis had been building since late September 2008. To persuade creditors to continue to fund Irish banks, the government had guaranteed tha(...)

Shares in the music streaming service Spotify climbed in the minutes after it began trading through a direct listing on the stock market

The Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon says she intends to undertake an investigation into a data breach at Independent News &Media (INM), w(...)

Former Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan believes the last 25 years have been its most successful. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

In weighing up the Central Bank’s recent history, it’s hard to see past its failure to reign in reckless lending by banks in the lead up to the crash (...)

“Nagging questions about the relevance of our growth metrics and in particular the contribution of multinationals remain while, on the horizon, Brexit and changes to the global tax environment loom large.”

A slew of data about the Irish economy published in the past two weeks all points to a remarkable turnaround in the State’s economic fortunes. Headl(...)

Growing paings: Nobody believes our GDP numbers any more. Photograph: iStock

The Central Statistics Office unleashed a slew of economic data this week. It shows, among other things, that the Irish economy is booming again, and (...)

Ten years after the crash we are left with some 50,000 residential mortgage accounts in arrears of over three months, and another 20,000 buy-to-let mortgages in a similar position. Photograph: Getty Images

Sparked by the proposed sale of €3.7 billion in mortgage loans by Permanent TSB, this week’s hot political issue has been what this will mean for borr(...)

Central Bank  governor Philip Lane, pictured on his first day in office in November 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin economics professor John O’Hagan didn’t think much of it when he hadn’t heard in weeks from the third-year student he’d hired i(...)

Irish law from 2010 limits to six months the period under which a person can be suspended while falling under regulatory investigation. The Central Bank wants this to be extended. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank has pressed for laws to make “egregious recklessness” by the heads of banks and insurers and other financial firms a criminal offence(...)

 Professor Philip Lane, Governor of the Central Bank at Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Patrick Honohan, picked by the Government in 2009 to sort out the Central Bank and the State’s lenders as it grappled with the financial crisis, settl(...)

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