Werner Hoyer

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Werner Hoyer, president of the European Investment Bank, said Brexit was ‘the most stupid decision since Caligula named his horse a consul’. Photograph: Dursun Aydemir/Getty Images

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide €867 million in funding for various projects in the Republic this year, on a par with 2017, its presid(...)

The investment will include building a new 50km connection  in Scotland, which is the latest phase in completing the interconnector between Britain and Ireland.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €100 million to State utility Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) to boost its infrastructure. GNI operates the (...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris with  children from St James National School looking at a model of the new children’s hospital. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The name of the new children’s hospital is “unlikely to be Phoenix”, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Speaking in bitter cold at the site o(...)

Ireland’s finance minister Paschal Donohoe talks with Cypriot finance minister Harris Georgiades and president of the European Investment Bank Werner Hoyer. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

It’s not only the member states who are represented in the Brexit talks by the European Commission team led by Michel Barnier, but the EU institutions(...)

European Investment Bank president Werner Hoyer at the  opening of the EIB’s first permanent presence in Ireland

Funding commitments by the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Ireland are expected to top €1 billion for the first time next year, its president Werne(...)

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaüble:    in November the European Commission  had   invited national governments   to contribute to the EU investment fund, and earlier this month moved to clarify that such investments would be excluded in debt and deficit calculations. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

in Brussels German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has said Germany is not keen on national governments contributing to the European Commission’s(...)

European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Less than a month after assuming the helm at the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled his much awaited investment plan for Europe. Mi(...)

Michael Noonan with German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble: Mr Noonan said the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland would offer, low-interest, longer-term and flexible financing for small business. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish banks are preventing small businesses from growing “beyond a certain size” because they only offer them short-term loans, according to Minister(...)

Michael Noonan with German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble: Mr Noonan said the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland would offer, low-interest, longer-term and flexible financing for small business. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish banks are preventing small businesses from growing “beyond a certain size” because they only offer them short-term loans, according to Minister(...)

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland to launch at special signing ceremony in Dublin today attended by  German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble. Photograph: Eric Luke

An initial tranche of €800 million is to be made available for lending to small and medium-sized businesses by the new State-backed Strategic Banking(...)

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