Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with Jeroen Djisselbloem (left, president of the Eurogroup), Luis de Guindos (Spanish economy minister) and Maria Luis Albuquerque (Portuguese finance minister). Photograph: Peter Cavanagh

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said the Government’s intention to sell its stake in Allied Irish Banks will not preclude any potential retroa(...)

Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has said Portugal should stick to the deficit reduction targets set out in its assistance programme. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Portugal should stick to the budget deficit reduction targets agreed with international lenders, the head of the eurozone finance ministers group Jero(...)

As we pass the half-way point in the year, how has our economy performed in the first six months of 2013 and what are its prospects for the remainder (...)

Portugal’s prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho arrives for a news conference in Berlin last night where he said he expected to quickly overcome an internal political crisis in his ruling coalition that risked triggering a snap election and derailing bailed out Lisbon’s return to market financing. Photograph: REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz.

Spanish and French borrowing costs rose today on fears that political turmoil in Portugal will reignite the euro zone debt crisis. The higher returns (...)

A man reads the front pages of various newspapers in Lisbon, where Portuguese media reported that two more government ministers were preparing to tender their resignation on Wednesday. Photograph: Hugo Correia/Reuters.

Two more Portuguese government ministers were preparing to tender their resignation today, according to local reports, deepening the turmoil that cou(...)

 Jörg Asmussen, a member of the European Central Bank executive board, speaking to ECB president Mario Draghi at the  Ecofin meeting  at Dublin Castle yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The silver facade of Dublin Castle was radiant in sunlight yesterday as EU finance ministers and their retinue descended on the former seat of (...)

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