Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande have requested an emergency meeting of euro zone leaders in Brussels

Greece told 'door is open for discussion'

06 Jul Leaders of France and Germany have told Greece's government the door for negotiations with creditors remained open but urged it to make quick proposals to reach a cash-for-reform deal.

Athens has been negotiating to get another €7.2bn in bailout funds from the IMF and EU

What happens if Greece defaults on IMF?

29 Jun Greece could take a risky step into the unknown tomorrow if it misses, as expected, a €1.5 billion euro debt payment to the International Monetary Fund.

People queue in front of an ATM mache to withdraw cash from a National Bank of Greece in central Athens

Greece to shut banks and introduce capital control

28 Jun Greece will introduce capital controls and keep its banks closed tomorrow after international creditors refused to extend the country's bailout and savers queued to withdraw cash, taking Athens' standoff to a dangerous new level.

Workers say the brewery is not honouring a 2009 redundancy agreement

Bulmers workers vote for industrial action

28 Jun Unite trade union has announced its members working at Bulmers brewery in Clonmel have voted unanimously for industrial action following the company's decision to renege on the terms of a 2009 collective agreement regarding redundancy terms.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at today's meeting in Brussels

Eurozone readies for Greek default

27 Jun Greece's European partners shut the door on extending a credit lifeline to Athens, leaving it facing a default that could push it out of the euro after the leftist government rejected tough lender demands and put their bailout deal to a referendum.

Patrick Honohan took issue with thr bailout programme's high interest rates

Honohan found bailout terms 'unsatisfactory'

25 Jun Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan has told the banking inquiry that although he found the terms of the bailout programme unsatisfactory, he advised the government to accept it as the alternative would have been more economically damaging.