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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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