Tuesday 02 April, 2013 09:46:02Social Justice Ireland has accused the Government of creating a "fractured society" through its economic policies.
Monday 18 March, 2013 17:47:54The Taoiseach has moved to reassure investors in Ireland that their money is not at risk due to events in Cyprus.
Monday 18 March, 2013 13:31:20Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has strongly criticised the Cyprus bank levy proposals. Russian companies have an estimated €13bn in the country.
Monday 18 March, 2013 11:37:41The parliamentary vote on Cyprus's controversial bank-deposit levy is to be postponed, state media say.
Monday 18 March, 2013 09:05:18Stock markets fell sharply today on fears that an unprecedented levy on bank deposits in Cyprus will plunge Europe back into crisis.
Monday 18 March, 2013 08:51:20Cyprus’ president is trying to amend a key condition of a draconian eurozone bailout plan that would tax deposits in the country’s banks to reduce its effect on small savers.
Friday 15 March, 2013 07:38:01We will all continue to feel the pinch of harsh budgets for the next few years despite economic growth in 2014, according to a new economic forecast.
Monday 11 February, 2013 07:29:24Consumer spending power is set to stabilise this year with an increase in 2014, a leading business body has forecast.
Wednesday 06 February, 2013 12:10:16The German cabinet has approved a raft of tougher new banking rules to shore up the financial sector against future crises.
Monday 04 February, 2013 08:20:52The number of new homes being built has fallen to its lowest level in 40 years. Just 8,488 houses were finished last year - down nearly 2,000 on the previous year.
Sunday 27 January, 2013 10:25:22Eamon Gilmore will today tell world leaders there is an urgent need for an appropriate deal with the European Central Bank on the country’s debt.
Saturday 26 January, 2013 16:00:06The European Central Bank has dismissed Ireland's preferred route for a better deal on the terms of our bailout programme, according to a report from the Reuters news agency.
Saturday 26 January, 2013 11:21:23The Tánaiste is to push for a speedy resolution to Ireland's bank debt at a series of meetings with EU finance leaders today.
Wednesday 09 January, 2013 16:30:29European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has said yesterday's successful debt auction is another sign that confidence is back in Ireland.
Tuesday 08 January, 2013 08:58:45Ireland is to make its first visit to the bond market this year later today.
Wednesday 02 January, 2013 18:14:31The in-house economist with property website Daft.ie has cautioned against being too optimistic on possible economic growth here next year.
Saturday 29 December, 2012 08:47:24Italian premier Mario Monti announced he is heading a new campaign coalition made of up centrists, business leaders and pro-Vatican forces who back his “ethical” vision of politics, aiming for a second mandate in office if his fledging reform movement wins in parliamentary elections.
Sunday 23 December, 2012 13:27:55Italian Premier Mario Monti said today he would not run in February’s elections, but if political parties that back his anti-crisis agenda ask him to head the next government he would consider the offer.
Tuesday 18 December, 2012 10:59:44The Irish economy showed little improvement between July and September of this year, according to new figures released today.
Tuesday 27 November, 2012 09:59:25Portuguese politicians are poised to authorise an unprecedented set of tax increases despite concerns that the latest austerity package will deepen the bailed-out country’s recession.
Tuesday 27 November, 2012 07:19:58The 17 Eurozone countires have struck an agreement with the IMF on a programme to reduce Greek debt and put Athens on the way to get the next instalment of its much-needed bailout loans.
Wednesday 14 November, 2012 17:19:51Hundreds of thousands of people across Europe joined demonstrations or went on strike today as they demanded that governments stop cutting benefits and create more employment.