Angela Merkel said bank have already slashed billions from Greece's debt

Merkel says no debt reduction for Athens

16.25 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there should be no debt relief for Greece adding to tensions between the new anti-austerity government and its international creditors.

Enda Kenny said Jean-Claude Trichet was willing to provide information and evidence to the Irish people

Trichet willing to engage with banking inquiry

23 Jan Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the former president of the ECB Jean-Claude Trichet is willing to engage with the banking inquiry, so long as the practical and legal modalities can be worked out.

Ireland breached its reporting obligation by failing to provide information requested by last October

Ireland in breach of labour rights charter

22 Jan Ireland has been found to be in breach of a European charter covering labour rights in respect of issues including working hours, the minimum wage and compensation for occupational health risks.

The completion of the transaction will take place once the necessary regulatory approvals have been obtained

Laya Healthcare taken over by AIG

21 Jan Laya Healthcare, Ireland's second largest health insurance provider, has been taken over by international insurance organisation AIG.

Mr Li said the Chinese economy will continue to feel downward pressure this year

China to see further downward pressure in 2015

21 Jan The European Central Bank should launch unlimited buying of eurozone government bonds for as long as it takes to raise inflation and revive the economy, the head of the OECD think-tank said.

Brendan Howlin said he has a duty to engage with public sector unions

Spring statement will address pay - Howlin

20 Jan Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has said the Government will outline a spring economic statement which will set out the parameters for future pay talks.