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    1. 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. But...

    2. 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...

    1. 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 parliament,...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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 one of...

    5. 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 something new...

    6. 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...

    7. 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 blow...

    8. 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 picket...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 the...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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 hamlet...

    14. 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...

    15. 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 range...

    16. 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 terminate her...

    17. 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...

    18. 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 chief at...

    19. 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 reducing...

    20. 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 about...

    21. 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...

    22. 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 training on...

    23. 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 poll...

    24. 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...

    25. 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 debts,...

    26. 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 cases in...

    27. 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...

    28. FT Alphaville

      February 28, 2012

      The people and austerity

      *IRELAND TO HOLD VOTE ON EU FISCAL COMPACT, KENNY SAYS Market seems not to like this… though wasn’t referendum or...

    29. February 26, 2012

      Former Irish PM warns against referendum

      Ireland’s economic recovery would be put at risk if it holds a referendum on the eurozone fiscal treaty, according to John...

    30. February 22, 2012

      Dublin to sell up to €3bn in state assets

      Dublin has agreed to sell up to €3bn in state assets after a deal with a troika of international lenders that allows it to...

    31. February 15, 2012

      Dublin gets green light on job creation

      Dublin has won agreement from its international lenders to use some of the proceeds from the sale of state assets on job...

    32. 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...

    33. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 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...

    34. 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...

    35. December 5, 2011

      Ireland sets out new round of spending cuts

      The Irish government has outlined €2.2bn of spending cuts in an austerity budget that aims to cut the country’s sky high...

    36. November 15, 2011

      Irish minister resigns over barracks closure

      A senior member of the Irish government has resigned over cost cutting measures that will lead to the closure of a military...

    37. 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...

    38. October 31, 2011

      Anglo Irish bondholders granted full repayment

      The Irish government has sanctioned a $1bn (€717m) repayment to Anglo Irish Bank bondholders at full value, provoking claims...

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