The various State savings products, administered by An Post, have become increasingly popular in recent years at they offer some of the highest interest rates around and most are not liable for deposit interest retention tax.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has cut the interest rates attached to several State savings products and reduced the prize bond fund. (...)

The  National Treasury Management Agency headquarters in  Dublin. The agency raised €5.5 billion in a bond sale earlier this month, with the 10-year bonds priced to carry a negative market interest rate, or yield, of minus 0.257 per cent, meaning our creditors are effectively paying for the privilege of lending to us. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland has in recent years shed its PIIGS status. The slightly offensive acronym stood for Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain – the weakest (...)

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) sold a greater-than-expected €5.5 billion of 10-year bonds on Tuesday, covering a third of the minimum amount of borrowings the State plans to raise in 2021 to deal with the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: iStock

The idea of borrowing money at negative interest rates is hard to get your head around. Yet Ireland again sold longer term debt this week at a negativ(...)

Global investment flows are likely to be significantly curtailed in 2021 because of the ongoing impact of the pandemic. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

This week has brought a slew of economic data and indicators that don’t paint a pretty picture. On Tuesday the exchequer figures showed that the pan(...)

The agency must seek to to cover a budget gap caused by the Government’s response to Covid-19 and the potential fallout from Brexit. Photograph: iStock

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) said on Wednesday it plans to hold a standard bond auction on March 11th after reaching a third of its (...)

Have you ditched cash for card for good this year? The Covid-19 pandemic has hastened the demise of notes and coins, Fiona Reddan writes in her weekly Money Matters column. Photograph: iStock

Thousands of workers who benefited from availed of State wage subsidies including the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme and the Pandemic Unemployment Paym(...)

Big firms in the pharma and IT sectors here have traded strongly through the coronavirus crisis and we can see this via the lens of corporation tax. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The coronavirus crisis has left a €21 billion hole in the public finances. That’s what the latest exchequer returns tell us. They point to a budget de(...)

Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway  and Timothy Dalton in Penny Dreadful, which was shot in Wicklow.

Wicklow County Council has granted a 10-year planning permission for a €150 million film studio and media campus in Greystones backed by the Ireland S(...)

The Department of Finance revealed on Tuesday that the exchequer deficit came to €12.3bn last year, narrower than the €16.7bn shortfall estimated when Budget 2021 was announced in October.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) sold a greater-than-expected €5.5 billion of 10-year bonds on Tuesday, covering a third of the minimum (...)

Last year, a house selling for €350,000 may only have been open to those on incomes – joint or otherwise – of €90,000 or more. Photograph: iStock

While we may all be hoping that we will get to use those airline and holiday vouchers we have accumulated since the pandemic hit soon, we may first be(...)

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