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.

Lawyers for David Drumm said he was availing of his right to appeal the decision

Drumm to appeal US bankruptcy ruling

17 Jan Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm is appealing the decision of a US bankruptcy court not to grant him a discharge from his debts.

Brian Hayes said the terms of reference of the inquiry must be fair and balanced

Tax deal inquiry should not be 'witch hunt'

15 Jan Any investigation by the European Parliament into "sweetheart" tax deals between multinationals and member states should not be a "witch hunt" against individual countries like Ireland, according to Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes.

Communications Minister Alex White said a wealth tax would only yield around €150m

Public sector pay on agenda for 2015

10 Jan Talks that will begin the process of looking at giving something back to public sector workers will get underway this year, Communications Minister Alex White has said.

Theresa Villiers said there was strong support for the bill across all five parties in Northern Ireland's ministerial executive

Northern Ireland set to cut corporation tax

08 Jan Around 34,000 businesses in Northern Ireland are set to benefit from a cut in corporation tax after the British government tabled a bill devolving powers to the Stormont Assembly.