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Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will meet United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon and other foreign leaders when he attends the UN general assembly this week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore will meet United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon and other foreign leaders when he atten(...)

Brian Lenihan, the then minister for finance, said he was told  by Jean-Claude Trichet: ‘you must save your banks at all costs’.

We are now five years on from the blanket bank guarantee. Let us ask, as calmly as we can, two basic questions. What were our aims in putting €100 bil(...)

Angela Merkel dismissed talk of greater flexibility on euro reform

Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her “gratitude” for Ireland’s reform progress but vowed “no change” in her third-term strategy for overcoming t(...)

The Cabinet may push as early as today to set a definitive target for cutbacks and tax increases in the budget.Fine Gael Ministers have been resisting(...)

Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore

The result of the German general election is unlikely to improve Ireland’s chance of securing retroactive direct recapitalisation for AIB and Bank of(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan: climbdown to Barry Hearn over tweets

Ronnie O’Sullivan has found out the embarrassing way how a rock ’n’roll “calling it as I see it” attitude is all very well when propping up Rolling St(...)

Former ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet has pre-empted any potential request to attend the Government’s banking inquiry. He told the Sunday Independent that the ECB made “collegial” decisions and it should be the  governor of the Irish Central Bank, Patrick Honohan, who attended.  Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg

Trading in Irish Government debt will be boosted when bond markets open this morning following comments by credit ratings agency Moody’s on Ireland’(...)

An Irish Naval Service convoy: the Irish Naval Service has eight ships to patrol a maritime zone of 1 million sq km. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives.

Irish Naval Service patrol ships should participate in UN- and EU-sponsored “international maritime security” missions, according to the Irish Maritim(...)

Prof Faris Ali, who developed a new building system which offers enhanced protection for personnel and buildings against fires and blasts, at The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards 2013 presentation at The Irish Times Building, Dublin. PHOTOGRAPH: CONOR McCABE

A central goal of most modern universities is to commercialise their research output both to fund future research activities as well as to make a cont(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a speech during a Christian Democratic Union election campaign meeting in Augsburg.

To understand Angela Merkel’s appeal, watch her in action in her Baltic coast constituency.A windswept place of flat empty fields and dark wooden wind(...)

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