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  1. 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 the...

  2. March 31, 2011

    Dublin tries to draw a line under bank failure

    When Brian Lenihan, the former Irish finance minister, set out a rescue package for the country’s troubled lenders last...

  1. February 25, 2011

    Irish bank transfers approved

    Ireland’s bank restructuring took another step forward on Thursday with the government approving the transfer of deposits...

  2. February 21, 2011

    Ireland weighs bondholder risks

    When Ireland’s weakest banks were found to be behind a surprise spike in emergency borrowing from the European Central Bank...

  3. February 14, 2011

    Ireland expected to return to markets in 2012

    The European Commission is banking on Ireland being able to return to the debt markets in the second half of 2012, at least...

  4. February 11, 2011

    Moody’s cuts Irish bank ratings to junk status

    Moody’s cut the ratings of Irish banks to junk status on Friday following Dublin’s decision to defer previously agreed...

  5. February 9, 2011

    Irish bank injection put off till after election

    Ireland will postpone its planned bank recapitalisations until after the general election , the government has said, in a...

  6. February 9, 2011

    Ireland warned of impact of ‘haircuts’

    Any attempt by Ireland to force losses on senior bank bondholders could have repercussions for banks across the European...

  7. February 8, 2011

    Anglo Irish warns on record loss of €17.6bn

    Anglo Irish Bank, the lender most exposed to Ireland’s property crash and which was nationalised in 2009, said it expected...

  8. February 4, 2011

    Irish magnate wins €2bn loans appeal

    An Irish property developer has dealt an embarrassing blow to the Fianna Fáil-led government by winning a court appeal to...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. January 18, 2011

    Embattled Irish PM survives confidence vote

    Brian Cowen, Ireland’s embattled prime minister, has survived a challenge to his leadership of Fianna Fáil, winning a vote...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 a...

  14. January 16, 2011

    Paddy Power to revise odds on offshore move

    Patrick Kennedy says he would probably no longer be chief executive of Paddy Power if his board only looked at the...

  15. January 13, 2011

    AIB begins €3.9bn debt swap

    Allied Irish Banks has embarked on an attempt to cover an estimated €6.1bn (£5.1bn) capital shortfall with a debt exchange...

  16. January 13, 2011

    Revelations weaken Cowen’s grip on power

    Irish prime minister Brian Cowen’s hold on the leadership of his ruling party looked increasingly tenuous on Thursday...

  17. December 23, 2010

    Grim day for Allied Irish as injection beckons

    European equities held at two-year highs amid signs that the December rally was levelling off as traders prepared for the...

  18. FT Alphaville

    December 23, 2010

    The diluted Allied Irish Banks

    The price action in Allied Irish Banks on Thursday morning: The falls follows a report in the Irish Times that Brian...

  19. December 23, 2010

    Dublin injects €3.7bn into Allied Irish

    The Irish government took a further step towards complete ownership of Allied Irish Banks, the country’s second-biggest...

  20. December 14, 2010

    Dublin shows its mettle with AIB ultimatum

    Street-level: AIB has been told that it will lose government support if it pays bonuses to staff As governments around the...

  21. FT Alphaville

    December 14, 2010

    Ireland's 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...

  22. 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...

  23. December 12, 2010

    Deadline looms for BoI junior bondholders

    Bank of Ireland’s junior bondholders must this week decide whether to lose almost half the face value of their investments...

  24. December 9, 2010

    AIB under fire over €40m in bonuses

    Allied Irish Banks was under fire from politicians and senior business figures after it emerged that staff are to receive...

  25. 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...

  26. FT Alphaville

    December 8, 2010

    Harsh budget for Ireland

    Brian Lenihan, Ireland’s finance minister, on Tuesday unveiled a harsh budget, slashing public spending and increasing the...

  27. 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...

  28. FT Alphaville

    December 7, 2010

    Lenihan unveils harsh Irish budget

    Brian Lenihan, Ireland’s finance minister, announced a “substantial downpayment on the journey back to economic health”, as...

  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 7, 2010

    Lenihan rules out default on foreign debt

    Brian Lenihan, the Irish finance minister, on Wednesday dismissed suggestions that Ireland was destined to default on its...

  31. December 6, 2010

    The judges’ verdicts

    Marco Annunziata, chief economist, UniCredit In a year defined by the eurozone sovereign debt crisis, for me the best...

  32. December 5, 2010

    Finance ministers: The vex factor

    Europe’s top finance minister: Germany’s Wolfgang Schäuble The television talent shows that draw in millions of viewers...

  33. December 1, 2010

    Lenihan defends acceptance of bail-out

    Brian Lenihan, Irish finance minister, made clear that the European Central Bank had opposed all proposals that senior...

  34. November 29, 2010

    Irish pension fund to be tapped for €12.5bn

    A fund set up to finance public service pensions for those retiring a decade from now is to be used to supplement the...

  35. November 28, 2010

    Ministers sign off on €85bn Ireland deal

    George Osborne, chancellor, with his French opposite number Christine Lagarde in Brussels on Sunday European Union finance...

  36. November 28, 2010

    Irish Life slams cuts in pensions tax relief

    Irish government plans to make budget savings by cutting the tax relief on pension contributions have been attacked by Irish...

  37. 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...

  38. November 25, 2010

    Irish opposition signals austerity rethink

    Ireland’s two main opposition parties, which are likely to form the next government early in the new year, signalled on...

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