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    1. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Kenny poised to lead Irish government on deal

      Ireland is likely to get a new government in the next few days after the country’s main political parties sealed a deal...

    2. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Ireland's main opposition party rejects coalition deal

      Ireland’s political stalemate is set to continue after the main opposition Fianna Fail party rejected an offer of...

    1. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Irish PM offers to bring opposition party into new gov't

      Irish prime minister Enda Kenny has offered to bring the main opposition party and independent MPs into a new...

    2. Fast FT

      March 10, 2016

      Irish parliament fails to nominate new PM

      Let the haggling begin. The Irish parliament failed on Thursday to nominate a new prime minister to form a government...

    3. Fast FT

      March 3, 2016

      Irish elections: counting finally ends six days later

      The counting of votes in Ireland’s general election finally ended on Thursday as the last two parliamentary seats were...

    4. February 29, 2016

      Ireland clamours for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil coalition

      The most inconclusive general election in recent Irish history has opened up the prospect that a century-old political...

    5. February 28, 2016

      Enda Kenny fights for political survival after Irish election blow

      The Irish prime minister is fighting for his political survival after voters abandoned his coalition government in a...

    6. February 21, 2016

      Sinn Féin: Escaping from the past

      Caroline Devlin has been so radicalised by the six years she waited for treatment for a painful medical condition that...

    7. February 11, 2016

      The gangland battles that overshadow the Irish election

      In a Dublin hotel last Friday, patrons could have been excused for thinking that they were on the set of Fargo, the TV...

    8. December 17, 2014

      Poverty marks political debate in Ireland ahead of elections

      If Jonathan Corrie had not died where he did, he would not have pricked the conscience of a nation in the way he did....

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. March 23, 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. October 29, 2011

      Higgins wins Irish presidency

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

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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,...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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