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    1. April 18, 2014

      Hunt for scapegoats traps Ireland in the past

      The narrative of Ireland’s financial collapse between 2008 and 2010 has not one villain, but two. One is Bertie Ahern,...

    2. 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...

    1. May 17, 2013

      Ireland proposes parliamentary inquiry into banking crisis

      Five years after Ireland’s banking meltdown, which resulted in an international bailout, Dublin has proposed a law...

    2. October 30, 2012

      Rotten foundations hit Irish boom victims

      Stephanie Meehan stands in her damp-ridden apartment and worries how she will ever be able to repay her €300,000...

    3. August 24, 2012

      Dubliners flock to see ‘muppet’ bankers

      The collapse of a bank that could end up costing Irish taxpayers €30bn might seem more suited to Greek tragedy than...

    4. 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...

    5. October 20, 2011

      Basque militants lay down weapons

      The militant Basque separatist group Eta has announced the “definitive cessation of its military activity” after more...

    6. June 10, 2011

      Ireland’s Lenihan loses cancer battle

      Brian Lenihan, the Irish politician who was appointed finance minister just as Ireland’s economy collapsed, has died at...

    7. January 17, 2011

      Cowen rival urges change of leadership

      Brian Cowen’s rival for the Fianna Fáil leadership warned on Monday that the party would be wiped out unless there was...

    8. April 8, 2010

      Paisley gives us hope

      Philip Stephens: Good riddance! Cynics have called it the rotten parliament. Britain has been governed by cheats and...

    9. Westminster Blog

      April 6, 2010

      Here's a heresy - sometimes politics works

      Good riddance! Cynics have called it the rotten parliament. Britain has been governed by cheats and charlatans. The...

    10. April 1, 2010

      Politicians and media join bankers in the stocks

      Sean FitzPatrick, the former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank arrested and questioned last month over allegations of...

    11. April 1, 2010

      Politicians, officials and the media join bankers in the stocks

      Sean FitzPatrick, the former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank arrested and questioned last month over allegations of...

    12. March 31, 2010

      Politicians, others join bankers in the stocks

      Sean FitzPatrick, the former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank arrested and questioned last month over allegations of...

    13. November 29, 2009

      Movers & Shakers: Nov 30

      ● Nikko Asset Management has hired Michael Herring as chief operating and financial officer of its US operations. Mr...

    14. October 20, 2009

      Ireland names new banking regulator

      Ireland has recruited its new banking regulator from the Bermuda Monetary Authority. Matthew Elderfield, chief...

    15. October 15, 2009

      Ahern admits to part in Irish crisis

      Bertie Ahern, Ireland’s former prime minister, admitted on Wednesday that his decision in 2001 to create a new...

    16. October 15, 2009

      Ahern admits regulator move played big part in Irish crisis

      Bertie Ahern, Ireland's former prime minister, admitted yesterday that his decision in 2001 to create a new financial...

    17. October 15, 2009

      Ahern admits mistake on banks

      Bertie Ahern, Ireland's former prime minister, admitted yesterday that his decision in 2001 to create a new financial...

    18. May 20, 2009

      Irish report details ‘endemic’ child abuse

      A report into child abuse in children’s homes run by Irish Roman Catholic religious organisations found that sexual...

    19. May 13, 2009

      Irish 'bad bank' to call time on crony capitalism

      Brian Lenihan, Irish finance minister, has a joke about the "bad bank" he has created to take over loans extended to...

    20. February 20, 2009

      Prosperity just a blip for old Ireland

      The most improbable headline of the week in Ireland – perhaps in all Europe – came in the Meath Chronicle. It was so...

    21. June 14, 2008

      Defiance of the independent voter

      Ministers in Dublin are at a loss to explain the scale of Ireland's emphatic rejection of the European Union's Lisbon...

    22. June 14, 2008

      Defiance of the independent voter

      Ministers in Dublin are at a loss to explain the scale of Ireland's emphatic rejection of the European Union's Lisbon...

    23. Brussels Blog

      June 13, 2008

      Brussels faces the mother of all political crises

      At 12 O’clock on Friday, after three hours of counting in the Irish referendum, it is starting to look as if Irish...

    24. May 8, 2008

      No honeymoon for new Irish PM

      Brian Cowen is expected to have the shortest honeymoon of any recent Irish prime minister as he assumes the job of...

    25. May 7, 2008

      No honeymoon for new Irish PM

      Brian Cowen is expected to have the shortest honeymoon of any recent Irish prime minister as he assumes the job of...

    26. May 5, 2008

      Tough choices ahead for the Celtic tiger

      Until recently, Ireland could claim to be the most successful economy in Europe. A decade-long boom, driven initially...

    27. May 5, 2008

      The navvy returns to the big smoke

      Any worker who could be called a navvy today is likely to be a Pole or other central European, writes John Murray...

    28. May 3, 2008

      Ireland's poll on Lisbon treaty on a knife edge

      Few Irishmen are better equipped than Pat Cox to make the case for Ireland's role in Europe. But even the usually...

    29. April 23, 2008

      Berlin open to idea of Blair as president

      Germany is leaving the door open for Tony Blair to become a candidate for the European Union presidency but is not...

    30. April 15, 2008

      Belfast hopes to attract Dublin funds under deal

      Financial services companies based in Dublin will be allowed to relocate some of their functions north of the border...

    31. April 10, 2008

      New Irish leader rejects 'patronising' reform cry

      Brian Cowen, Ireland's prime minister designate, yesterday dismissed "patronising" calls for reform of the ruling...

    32. April 9, 2008

      Irish leader rejects ‘patronising’ call for reform

      Brian Cowen, Ireland’s prime minister designate, hit back on Wednesday at those demanding that the ruling Fianna Fail...

    33. April 8, 2008

      Cowen must revive the Celtic tiger

      For more than a decade, the Celtic tiger was the envy of the rest of Europe. Today it seems to be flagging. Is it just...

    34. April 4, 2008

      Ahern leaves as economic woes begin

      As one Irish commentator put it, the sudden resignation of Bertie Ahern, the popular Irish prime minister, was a shock,...

    35. April 4, 2008

      Bye bye Bertie

      Gideon Rachman's blog: Bertie Ahern, who has just resigned as Irish prime minister, is a Dubliner with the common...

    36. April 3, 2008

      Streetwise statesman undone by grubby cash

      Bertie Ahern was the most successful Irish prime minister of modern times, presiding over Europe's best-performing...

    37. April 3, 2008

      Ahern in shock resignation

      Bertie Ahern - one of the architects of the Northern Ireland peace agreement - yesterday caved in to the growing...

    38. April 3, 2008

      Tiger economy faces slowdown

      Bertie Ahern's resignation comes as the Irish economy hits rocky times. Falling house prices and the effect on an...

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