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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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....

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. May 7, 2014

      Alan Shatter, Irish justice minister, quits over police malpractice

      Ireland’s justice minister resigned on Wednesday, the second senior figure to fall victim to a bitter political dispute...

    15. Brussels Blog

      March 9, 2014

      EPP in Dublin wrap-up: Kenny up, Juncker down?

      Juncker delivers his acceptance speech Friday at the EPP's party congress in Dublin By Vincent Boland in Dublin It is...

    16. January 26, 2014

      Unlikely rebel seeks to break enduring duopoly in Irish politics

      It was, said the young woman who inspired it, “an extraordinary demonstration of the Irish public’s desire for...

    17. The World

      November 5, 2013

      Gay marriage: the next battle over Irish social values

      (Getty) By Jamie Smyth, Ireland correspondent Ireland has decided to hold a referendum to change its constitution to...

    18. October 5, 2013

      Irish public vote to retain upper house of parliament

      The Irish public has rejected a proposal to abolish the upper house of parliament by a narrow margin in a referendum, a...

    19. August 26, 2013

      Irish unions battle for right to negotiate on Dublin Lockout anniversary

      In a dingy tenement building in Dublin, a worker washes blood off his face after a clash with police at a trade union...

    20. July 22, 2013

      Ireland rejects austerity plan criticism from former IMF official

      Dublin has rejected criticism of its policy of implementing stringent spending cuts and tax rises to tackle its budget...

    21. June 25, 2013

      Dublin plans Anglo Irish inquiry amid public anger

      Dublin aims to set up a public inquiry into the banking crash in the autumn in response to deep public anger caused by...

    22. April 30, 2013

      Dublin presents draft law to allow abortion

      Dublin has agreed the details of new legislation that would for the first time sanction abortion under restricted...

    23. April 29, 2013

      Ireland’s travellers bear brunt of austerity

      Ireland’s only indigenous ethnic group is bearing the brunt of public spending cuts imposed under the country’s...

    24. January 11, 2013

      Defiant villagers lead Irish debt resistance

      A few hundred metres of road, a service station and a church are about all there is to see in Ballyhea. But the Irish...

    25. November 15, 2012

      Dublin vows to clarify Irish abortion law

      There is a need to bring “legal clarity” to Ireland’s abortion law following the death of a woman allegedly refused a...

    26. October 11, 2012

      Dublin to clash with unions over plans

      The Irish government has set itself on a collision course with trade unions following a decision to eliminate a wide...

    27. October 5, 2012

      Abortion debate divides Ireland again

      Twenty years after controversy erupted when a 14-year-old rape victim was barred from travelling to Britain to...

    28. 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...

    29. July 16, 2012

      ECB shows signs of bailout flexibility

      Ten days after becoming Irish finance minister last March, Michael Noonan spoke with Jean-Claude Trichet, then the...

    30. June 26, 2012

      Irish public sector policy under scrutiny

      The European Commission has questioned Dublin’s policy of cutting the number of public sector workers rather than...

    31. June 7, 2012

      Irish unemployment hits 14.8%

      Ireland’s unemployment rate has climbed to its highest level since its financial crisis began – raising fresh doubts...

    32. 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...

    33. May 29, 2012

      Irish debate emigrant votes as poll nears

      The ladies of Fulham Irish Gaelic football club are in a good mood as they wind down after a warm summer evening...

    34. May 13, 2012

      Dublin receives boost on referendum

      Dublin’s campaign to ratify the eurozone fiscal treaty in a referendum on May 31 has received a boost with an opinion...

    35. April 1, 2012

      Dublin faces revolt over household charge

      Almost half of Irish households have failed to meet a deadline to pay a new tax, raising fears that growing public...

    36. March 26, 2012

      Cowen urges EU to ease Irish debt burden

      Brian Cowen, Ireland’s former prime minister, has called on European authorities to restructure Ireland’s banking...

    37. March 9, 2012

      Cyberhackers are the most sinister of troublemakers

      There is at first sight a mystery about the six internet hackers revealed to be facing criminal charges in related...

    38. 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...

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