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    1. June 26, 2013

      A dark, cruel comedy at the expense of the Irish taxpayer

      Even Jonathan Swift, creator of Gulliver’s Travels and Ireland’s most famous satirist, would surely have hesitated before...

    2. January 18, 2013

      Irish burger baron denies cost cutting

      The Irish beef baron at the centre of the scandal over horse meat in burgers has said cost cutting by his company was not to...

    1. September 12, 2012

      NAMA sues ex-staff for removing data

      Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency is suing a former employee who it alleges removed confidential information from...

    2. September 3, 2012

      Irish coalition split over big health cuts

      A dispute between coalition partners over health service cuts has intensified concerns about the Irish government’s...

    3. June 3, 2012

      Seeds of the Irish crisis were sown long ago

      Political Corruption in Ireland, 1922-2010: A Crooked Harp?, by Elaine A. Byrne, Manchester University Press, £16.99...

    4. May 31, 2012

      Irish voters left with bitter taste

      After a bitterly fought referendum on the fiscal compact intended to help stabilise the eurozone, Irish voters looked on...

    5. March 22, 2012

      Ahern failed to tell truth, says inquiry

      Ireland’s former prime minister, Bertie Ahern, failed to “truthfully account” for IR£165,000 in secret payments that he...

    6. March 2, 2012

      Dublin begins difficult task of persuasion

      A day after Enda Kenny, Ireland’s prime minister, called a referendum on the fiscal compact 1,000 protesters descended on...

    7. February 29, 2012

      Concessions will secure win in Irish vote

      When Greece announced plans last autumn for a referendum on the austere reforms its eurozone partners demand as the price...

    8. January 27, 2012

      Political stability helps drive Irish recovery

      There was anger in Ireland this week as the government agreed to pay back €1.25bn to bondholders in Anglo Irish Bank, which...

    9. December 7, 2011

      Dublin urged to sell toxic loans as job lot

      A secret report into the operations of Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency, the state agency set up to purge Irish...

    10. November 4, 2011

      ‘Papandemonium’ shakes investors

      What does article 44 of the Greek constitution say? What is the difference between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil on bondholder...

    11. October 28, 2011

      Higgins wins Irish presidency

      A leftwing poet and human rights campaigner has become Ireland’s next president. Michael D. Higgins, Labour party president,...

    12. October 25, 2011

      Surge of support for Irish ‘dragon’

      A reality TV star on the Dragon’s Den programme in Ireland is the frontrunner to win the Irish presidential election, which...

    13. October 14, 2011

      McGuinness battles to escape IRA past

      Georgina got up early Friday morning to meet Martin McGuinness, the former IRA commander turned peacemaker, who is aiming to...

    14. September 18, 2011

      McGuinness named Ireland presidential candidate

      Martin McGuinness, the former IRA commander turned deputy first minister in Northern Ireland, has been formally named as...

    15. September 16, 2011

      McGuinness to enter race for Irish presidency

      Martin McGuinness, former IRA commander turned deputy first minister in the Northern Ireland Executive, is set to become...

    16. July 7, 2011

      Little charm in Berlin debt offensive

      Anyone who thought the controversial decision by Moody’s to downgrade Portuguese debt this week was about Portugal missed...

    17. May 19, 2011

      Former Irish PM Garret FitzGerald dies

      Anglo-Irish agreement assured Garret FitzGerald a place in the history books Garret FitzGerald, who has died aged 85, was...

    18. March 9, 2011

      The EU must rethink Ireland’s deal

      The agreement of the new Irish government’s programme is prudent and realistic. It should be acceptable to the European...

    19. March 7, 2011

      Dublin eyes state asset sell-off

      Privatisation, a word not heard in Ireland for some years, is back on the agenda as the incoming government seeks ways to...

    20. March 1, 2011

      Kenny in talks with Labour on Irish coalition

      Enda Kenny, the Fine Gael leader who is poised to become Ireland’s new prime minister, opened talks on Monday with the...

    21. February 28, 2011

      Ireland’s winter of discontent

      The devastation that last Friday’s Irish election brought to Fianna Fáil was almost as complete as the destruction that...

    22. FT Alphaville

      February 28, 2011

      Ireland's Kenny eyes bail-out rethink

      Enda Kenny, whose Fine Gael party won Ireland’s Friday election, on Sunday said he saw “room for manoeuvre” to change the...

    23. February 27, 2011

      Poll transforms Irish political landscape

      The election has transformed the Irish political landscape. Fianna Fáil, the dominant force in Irish politics since...

    24. February 26, 2011

      Fianna Fáil faces crushing defeat in Irish election

      Ireland’s centre right Fine Gael party looks set to lead the next government although an exit poll from Friday’s general...

    25. February 25, 2011

      Strong turn-out for Ireland’s election

      Voting was brisk as Ireland went to the polls on Friday in a general election expected to see the ruling coalition swept...

    26. February 23, 2011

      Calls to renegotiate Irish bail-out

      Ireland’s leading business organisation and its best known executive have backed calls for a new government to demand a...

    27. February 22, 2011

      Ireland: A vote in a void

      Lining the lamp posts: election posters outside Government Buildings in Dublin. Whatever government is formed, the risk is...

    28. February 21, 2011

      Only a new republic can stop Irish serfdom

      As this week’s general election approaches, Irish voters look set to unceremoniously eject the incumbent Fianna Fáil...

    29. February 21, 2011

      Doubting Irish voters warm to heir apparent

      Eyes on the future: Enda Kenny meets Fine Gael supporters in Athlone, including six-month-old May Hennelly Irish voters seem...

    30. February 20, 2011

      Earthquake on the Emerald Isle

      Renewal is the essence of democracy, and in spite of its financial collapse Ireland’s democracy is strong. Friday’s...

    31. February 17, 2011

      Irish voters remain wary of a left turn

      “If this had happened in Michael Collins’ day there would be people hanging from the bridges,” says Michael Killeen,...

    32. February 13, 2011

      Fine Gael stretches lead in Irish election campaign

      Ireland’s opposition centre right Fine Gael party has stretched its lead ahead of the February 25 general election with an...

    33. February 6, 2011

      Sinn Féin set to capitalise on Irish discontent

      There has “never been a greater need for republican politics”, said Gerry Adams, president of Sinn Féin, as he set out his...

    34. February 4, 2011

      Irish magnate wins €2bn loans appeal

      An Irish property developer has dealt an embarrassing blow to the Fianna Fáil-led government by winning a court appeal to...

    35. February 2, 2011

      S&P warns of unsure future for Irish debt

      Senior bondholders at Irish banks face increased uncertainty over whether they will be repaid if Fine Gael and Labour form...

    36. February 1, 2011

      Ireland’s parties jockey ahead of poll

      Ireland’s political parties exchanged blows on Tuesday as a general election was called for February 25, in a contest likely...

    37. January 31, 2011

      Irish central bank halves growth forecast

      Ireland’s central bank has more than halved its growth forecast for 2011 after an austerity budget in December, with...

    38. January 28, 2011

      Cowen to call date for Irish election

      Ireland’s prime minister will dissolve parliament on Tuesday and announce a date for the general election, now expected to...

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