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  1. June 28, 2013

    Art imitates life in play on Irish financial crisis

    It is 11.30pm on a Sunday in September 2008, and Ireland’s financial system is on the brink of meltdown. “Anglo Irish Bank...

  2. June 25, 2013

    The men behind the Anglo Irish scandal

    Three former executives of Anglo Irish Bank were charged in July 2012 with unlawfully helping a group of investors to buy...

  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 to enable...

  2. 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 musical...

  3. 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,...

  4. March 16, 2012

    Dublin urges speedier bank crash probe

    Dublin has called on its prosecuting authorities to speed up the criminal investigation into Ireland’s banking crash and...

  5. September 21, 2011

    Solheim Cup tees off amid Irish golf crisis

    When Europe’s number one Suzann Pettersen tees off at the Solheim Cup on Friday, viewers can expect televised shots of a...

  6. February 2, 2011

    S&P warns of unsure future for Irish debt

    Senior bondholders at Irish banks face increased uncertainty over whether they will be repaid if Fine Gael and Labour form...

  7. February 1, 2011

    Ireland’s parties jockey ahead of poll

    Ireland’s political parties exchanged blows on Tuesday as a general election was called for February 25, in a contest likely...

  8. January 31, 2011

    Irish central bank halves growth forecast

    Ireland’s central bank has more than halved its growth forecast for 2011 after an austerity budget in December, with...

  9. January 28, 2011

    Cowen to call date for Irish election

    Ireland’s prime minister will dissolve parliament on Tuesday and announce a date for the general election, now expected to...

  10. January 26, 2011

    Noonan vow on Irish bail-out rate cut

    The man tipped to become Ireland’s next finance minister said Dublin would seek to negotiate a cut in the interest it will...

  11. January 26, 2011

    Opposition crucial to Irish bail-out

    Ireland’s minority Fianna Fáil government is looking to opposition MPs to ensure budget legislation is passed this week....

  12. January 23, 2011

    Irish fiscal crisis still lingers in the wings

    Ireland’s financial woes have been temporarily eclipsed by a political crisis that on Sunday saw the government’s junior...

  13. January 23, 2011

    Irish parties set for crisis talks

    Brian Cowen: on Saturday he announced he was standing down as Fianna Fáil leader but remaining as prime minister Ireland’s...

  14. January 23, 2011

    Irish meltdown

    Ireland’s coalition has become the first eurozone government to fall as a result of Europe’s debt crisis. That is...

  15. January 22, 2011

    Irish leader resigns as head of Fianna Fáil party

    Brian Cowen resigned as Fianna Fáil party leader on Saturday but said he would stay on as Taoiseach or prime minister to...

  16. January 20, 2011

    Polls forecast end for Cowen

    Brian Cowen’s days as Irish prime minister look numbered after he was forced into calling an election following a botched...

  17. January 20, 2011

    Cowen forced to announce early election

    Ireland’s embattled prime minister has been forced to call an election in March, a victim of political tensions stoked by...

  18. January 18, 2011

    Ireland

    Somebody should have bought Brian Cowen, Ireland’s prime minister, a drink a long time ago and told him the news – that he...

  19. January 17, 2011

    Moment of truth arrives for Irish leader

    Decision time: Brian Cowen has been warned many Fianna Fáil MPs plan to oppose him in a confidence vote on Tuesday Brian...

  20. January 16, 2011

    Irish PM faces leadership challenge

    The Irish foreign minister plans to vote against Brian Cowen’s leadership of the ruling Fianna Fáil party in a ballot this...

  21. January 14, 2011

    Joining the club

    Some rely on World Bank reports to gauge the relative might of the world’s economies. Others choose another indicator: golf....

  22. January 11, 2011

    Cowen under pressure over Anglo Irish funding

    Brian Cowen, Ireland’s beleaguered prime minister, is under mounting pressure to clarify what he knew about the funding...

  23. Brussels Blog

    December 16, 2010

    EU summit: Lib Dems mum on EU's bail-out fund

    Over at the Liberal Democrats’ huddle, everyone did their best to say as little as possible about the particulars of the...

  24. Brussels Blog

    December 16, 2010

    EU summit: Misery does not love company

    It is a pre-summit tradition in Brussels for the heads of state to divide up and huddle with their fellow partisan big-wigs...

  25. December 13, 2010

    AIB drops €40m bonus plan

    Allied Irish Banks, which has already received €3.5bn (£3bn) in state aid, has been forced to drop plans to pay €40m in...

  26. December 10, 2010

    Fitch downgrades Ireland’s long-term debt

    Fitch has downgraded Ireland’s long-term debt, as the credit rating agency warned about weaker growth prospects and the...

  27. December 8, 2010

    Cowen to lead party into 2011 elections

    Brian Cowen, Ireland’s embattled prime minister, said on Wednesday he would lead his Fianna Fáil party into the general...

  28. December 8, 2010

    Lenihan made the toughest decisions

    From Prof John W. O’Hagan. Sir, How ironic that the Financial Times’ ranking of European Union finance ministers (“The vex...

  29. December 7, 2010

    Jostling starts for Irish party leadership

    The presentation of the budget on Tuesday marked the beginning of the race to succeed Brian Cowen as leader of the ruling...

  30. December 6, 2010

    Dublin woos MPs ahead of budget vote

    The Irish government was in last-minute negotiations with backbench members of parliament to ensure their support ahead of a...

  31. December 5, 2010

    Ireland’s politics

    After the financial meltdown, a bloodbath at the ballot box: that is what assuredly awaits Fianna Fáil in a reckoning with...

  32. December 3, 2010

    Poll shows slump for Irish governing party

    Support for Ireland’s governing Fianna Fail party has slumped to less than a third of the level it enjoyed at the 2007...

  33. December 1, 2010

    Irish minister hits at ECB over bail-out

    A senior Irish minister has lashed out at the European Central Bank, accusing it of putting the country under “incredible...

  34. November 29, 2010

    Cowen tries to assuage interest rate fears

    Brian Cowen, Irish prime minister, has claimed the bail-out was the “very best that is achievable for our country”. Mr Cowen...

  35. November 26, 2010

    Writing on the wall

    Poster boys of the recession: Brian Cowen, prime minister, and Brian Lenihan, finance minister, depicted as the Blues...

  36. November 26, 2010

    Lobbies say Ireland’s 12.5% rate is secure

    Ireland’s low corporate tax is not an issue for the European Commission and it will not demand an increase from the present...

  37. November 25, 2010

    Voting slow in crucial Irish by-election

    Voting has begun in the towns and villages of rural Donegal on Thursday in a by-election which could have a key bearing on...

  38. FT Alphaville

    November 25, 2010

    Dublin fails to dispel eurozone debt fears

    Ireland’s government announced sharp public spending cuts and tax rises to dry out its debt-soaked economy, but failed to...

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