The report says a TTIP deal would increase the size of the Irish economy by just over 1%

Report finds TTIP would aid Irish economic growth

27 Mar A report on the impact in Ireland of the proposed trade agreement between the European Union and the United States, known as TTIP, says it would add to economic growth, employment and investment, as well as trade.

Gary Hart does not believe that the power-sharing administration will collapse

Hart thinks NI welfare row will be resolved

26 Mar US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Gary Hart says he believes the row over welfare reform will be resolved in a matter of days and before the Westminster elections in May.

Ed Mulhall cited several examples of RTÉs reporting during the period

Some RTÉ coverage of boom labelled 'contrarian'

26 Mar The former head of RTÉ News and Current Affairs has told the Banking Inquiry the broadcaster performed its public service role well in the period under scrutiny but it could have done better.

A consultant at James Connolly Hospital has taken his case under the Payment of Wages Act

Consultant says HSE did not honour pay deal

25 Mar A hospital consultant has taken a case to the Employment Appeals Tribunal seeking payments he alleges are due because the HSE reneged on the pay terms of the new consultants' contract agreed in 2008.

The ESRI expects GNP growth of 4% this year and next

ESRI expects further strong economic growth

25 Mar The Economic and Social Research Institute has said the economy is now growing so strongly that the budget deficit could be virtually eliminated by next year - two years ahead of schedule.

Dr Julien Mercille said that after the crash, the media also presented the Government's crisis resolution policies in a largely favourable manner

Media maintained there was no bubble, inquiry told

25 Mar An academic who specialises in media analysis has told the Banking Inquiry that, overwhelmingly, the Irish media maintained that there was no bubble and that the boom would eventually end in a "soft landing".

Workers represented by Mandate are seeking improved contracts

Nash says Dunnes should have attended Labour Court

24 Mar Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash has criticised Dunnes Stores management for failing to attend a Labour Court hearing last year to resolve issues which will result in a one-day strike at the chain on Thursday 2 April.

The settlement will apply to all 1,774 deferred members of the Waterford Crystal Staff and Factory Pension Schemes

Cabinet approves Waterford Crystal settlement

24 Mar The Cabinet has approved a €180m final settlement on pension arrangements for Waterford Crystal employees, who lost their pensions when both the company and their pension scheme became insolvent in 2009.

23 meetings took place between Bord Gáis and the Department of the Environment between April and September 2012

No record kept of 2012 Irish Water meetings

22 Mar No notes or records were kept at a series of high-level Irish Water meetings in 2012, between the then Environment Minister Phil Hogan and the Bord Gáis chairperson, Rose Hynes, according to documents seen by RTÉ's This Week.

The Government wants to be allowed to spend more in October's budget, despite technical constraints imposed by EU rules

Taoiseach says Ireland will press for flexibility

20 Mar The Taoiseach has said Ireland will continue to press for greater flexibility at the next budget, saying he raised the issue with the president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on 5 February.

Firefighters argue any reduction in crewing levels could jeopardise health and safety

Firefighters vote in favour of industrial action

20 Mar Almost 2,000 retained firefighters belonging to SIPTU have voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action up-to and including strike action over plans to decrease crewing levels on fire appliances.

Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Brussels summit

Euro zone to warn Greece patience running out

19 Mar Euro zone leaders will tell Greece that time and patience are running out for its leftist-led government to implement agreed reforms to avert a looming cash crunch that could force it out of the single currency.

The IBRC has raised €1.85bn so far

Call to block repayment to junior bondholders

14 Mar Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has been urged to block any payment of junior bondholders from the proceeds of the liquidation of the former Anglo-Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide Building Society.