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    1. July 18, 2016

      Ireland’s Enda Kenny clings on to power

      When Enda Kenny addressed an audience in Dublin last week in the wake of the UK’s shock Brexit vote, he reached for a...

    2. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Irish bonds ride high after Moody's upgrade

      The eurozone’s fastest growing economy has more reasons to cheer. Ireland’s 10-year government bonds are building on...

    1. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Irish Labour Party head Burton to resign

      The fall-out from Ireland’s inconclusive general election has claimed its first significant political scalp after the...

    2. May 6, 2016

      Enda Kenny wins narrow vote to continue as Irish prime minister

      An unprecedented spell of political deadlock in Ireland ended on Friday after Enda Kenny secured parliamentary backing...

    3. Fast FT

      May 6, 2016

      Enda Kenny wins second term as Irish PM

      Irish politicians ended 10 weeks of deadlock on Friday after Enda Kenny become prime minister at the head of a minority...

    4. May 1, 2016

      Ireland to form a government, but under a diminished Enda Kenny

      Enda Kenny is expected to make a small bit of history this week when he becomes the first leader of Fine Gael, one of...

    5. 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...

    6. Brussels Blog

      April 28, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Irish ayes

      Welcome to Thursday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    7. April 25, 2016

      Water politics in sodden Ireland may determine Enda Kenny’s fate

      It was the policy shambles that haunted the last Irish government. It sparked the biggest anti-government...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. April 5, 2016

      Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to loosen political impasse

      They have spent 80 years sniping at each other in the tiny, provincial but sometimes white-hot cauldron of Irish...

    11. 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...

    12. March 9, 2016

      Irish politicians face weeks of haggling to form new government

      Ireland faces the prospect of weeks of haggling over the formation of a new government as its parliament meets for the...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. February 29, 2016

      In Europe electoral confusion has become the norm

      At times it can seem as if Europe’s electorates, like their political leaders, specialise in confusion. Ireland’s...

    16. 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...

    17. February 27, 2016

      Irish voters snub Fine Gael and Labour

      Irish voters have delivered a snub to the outgoing centre-left government of prime minister Enda Kenny after a general...

    18. February 26, 2016

      Irish election set to be tightest for many years

      Irish voters went to the polls on Friday in what was predicted to be the tightest general election for many years after...

    19. Brussels Blog

      February 26, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Hung parliament, Irish edition

      This is the Friday edition of our Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here....

    20. February 25, 2016

      Ireland election: voters not convinced of country’s recovery

      Paddy Flannery can believe that Ireland’s economic revival has reached his home city of Limerick — even if he cannot...

    21. 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...

    22. February 21, 2016

      Political diary: Irish poised to elect a new government

      Irish voters will elect a new government this week. Or will they? Ahead of Ireland’s general election on Friday, a...

    23. February 19, 2016

      Ireland’s Fine Gael loses momentum ahead of general election

      As he canvassed voters in the prosperous Dublin suburb of Castleknock ahead of next week’s Irish general election, Leo...

    24. 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...

    25. February 10, 2016

      Gangland murders drag Dublin back to the bad old days

      In the stairwell of a housing project just north of downtown Dublin, a woman peers out from behind a masked and heavily...

    26. Brussels Blog

      February 4, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Ireland and the bailout jinx

      This is Thursday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    27. February 3, 2016

      Enda Kenny appeals for second term as he dissolves parliament

      Ireland’s prime minister has kicked off a general election campaign with an appeal to voters to re-elect his coalition...

    28. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Ireland heading to late-February election

      Irish voters will go to the polls later this month to choose a new government in an election that will represent their...

    29. January 12, 2016

      Irish centre parties hold firm as voters put faith in recovery

      As she emerges from browsing the January sales at one of Dublin’s main department stores, Patricia Dunne clutches a...

    30. January 1, 2016

      UK floods: Wet weather threatens Ireland’s Enda Kenny

      The same wet weather that has flooded northern England and unleashed criticism of Prime Minister David Cameron is now...

    31. June 10, 2015

      Anglo Irish haunts Ireland’s business and political landscape

      The Irish are about to bury the skeleton of Anglo Irish Bank. On a street by the river Liffey in central Dublin, work...

    32. May 22, 2015

      ‘Hell of a journey’ for Ireland to the cusp of gay marriage

      Ireland votes in gay marriage referendum A couple of months ago, in his address to his party’s annual conference, Enda...

    33. March 12, 2015

      IAG and Dublin close to agreement on Aer Lingus takeover

      International Airlines Group and the Irish government are trying to hammer out a compromise over the fate of Aer...

    34. January 2, 2015

      New centre-right political party vows to ‘reboot’ Ireland

      A new centre-right party promising to “reboot” Ireland was launched on Friday into a fragmenting political landscape...

    35. 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....

    36. July 9, 2014

      Ireland poised for cabinet shake-up

      If physical fitness is an advantage in public office, Enda Kenny is in no trouble at all. Ireland’s prime minister, or...

    37. May 26, 2014

      Sinn Féin emerges again as political force in Ireland

      By Vincent Boland in Dublin Almost a century after its delegates proclaimed the birth of Dáil Eireann, the Irish...

    38. May 23, 2014

      Sinn Féin eyes European poll success as Ireland votes

      Ireland went to the polls on Friday in a European Parliament election that is expected to herald an international...

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