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  1. May 26, 2014

    Round-up: Euro election fallout

    Populist parties will make up at least 30 per cent of the new European Parliament after a storming performance at the polls...

  2. May 26, 2014

    Irish Labour party leader resigns

    By Vincent Boland in Dublin The Irish government battled on Monday to shore up confidence in its economic policy after the...

  1. May 5, 2014

    ‘Window’ open for progress in Northern Ireland talks

    The Irish and British governments want Northern Ireland’s political parties to reopen talks on dealing with the legacy of...

  2. Brussels Blog

    December 16, 2013

    Twitter diplomacy: Füle vs EU ministers on Ukraine

    EU's Füle, right, with Ukrainian president Viktor Yanikovich in Kiev earlier this year Is Twitter the right place to...

  3. 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...

  4. July 30, 2013

    Ireland permits abortion in limited circumstances

    Dublin passed a law on Tuesday that will allow abortions to take place under very restricted circumstances, ending months of...

  5. 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...

  6. Brussels Blog

    June 28, 2013

    EU summit: Merkel hits out at Anglo Irish tapes

    Merkel speaks at the post-EU summit press conference where she chided Anglo Irish bankers The explosive disclosure of audio...

  7. May 21, 2013

    Dublin cut tax burden on multinationals after US lobbying

    Dublin amended its tax code following lobbying by US industry, reducing the tax burden on multinationals that funnel royalty...

  8. May 2, 2013

    Dublin backs its president over austerity

    The Irish government has defended critical comments made by the country’s ceremonial president about EU leaders’ response to...

  9. March 13, 2013

    EU Parliament rebuffs budget

    The European Parliament wielded its new powers to reject for the first time a long-term EU budget agreed by leaders of the...

  10. March 10, 2013

    Britain warned by Dublin over Europe exit

    Enda Kenny, Ireland’s prime minister, will on Monday urge David Cameron to do all he can to keep the UK in the EU, amid...

  11. January 8, 2013

    Business leaders warn Cameron on EU terms

    Leading British business figures have warned David Cameron that he risks destabilising the economy inadvertently taking...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. May 30, 2012

    Ireland votes on EU fiscal treaty

    Ireland began voting on Thursday in a referendum on the EU’s new fiscal treaty which could have critical consequences for...

  15. February 19, 2012

    Ireland looks to China for trade boost

    Dublin is courting Chinese investment by showcasing its low corporate tax rate and pro-business environment at an investment...

  16. December 12, 2011

    Ireland wants to bring UK into EU talks

    Dublin has said it will engage in a major diplomatic effort to try and bring the UK back into talks on a proposed new...

  17. December 6, 2011

    Ireland to seek cheaper bail-out

    Ireland will ask European leaders to cut the cost of its bank bail-out in return for agreeing European Union treaty changes...

  18. November 4, 2011

    Ireland closes embassy as Holy See ties wither

    Sarah Jane Ryan does not care much for the Catholic Church any more. “I am only here to bring my kids to mass because one of...

  19. October 5, 2011

    Ireland stakes claim to eurozone rescue fund

    Ireland should be allowed to tap the eurozone’s financial rescue fund to cut the cost of its bank bail-out and boost its...

  20. September 18, 2011

    Ireland calls on diaspora for support

    Brigid Hunter’s son Joseph, a New York firefighter, was last seen walking towards the south tower of the World Trade Centre...

  21. August 21, 2011

    Fears for Ireland’s fragile recovery

    Ireland’s school leavers’ parties are normally an occasion to buy a new outfit. But where in the years of the Celtic Tiger...

  22. June 16, 2011

    Ireland to seek ECB backing for bond haircuts

    Ireland is ready to give itself the power to impose losses on senior bank bondholders, but it will not move without the...

  23. May 18, 2011

    Royal visit aims to boost Irish friendship

    Queen Elizabeth II sought to consolidate a new era of friendship between London and Dublin by visiting the site of the worst...

  24. March 9, 2011

    Irish PM names team to fight crisis

    Enda Kenny, who took over as prime minister on Wednesday, has warned Ireland of tough times ahead, saying the country was...

  25. March 6, 2011

    Irish parties agree to form government

    Ireland’s Fine Gael and Labour parties are to hold separate meetings on Sunday to approve an agreement for a coalition...

  26. March 1, 2011

    Kenny in talks with Labour on Irish coalition

    Enda Kenny, the Fine Gael leader who is poised to become Ireland’s new prime minister, opened talks on Monday with the...

  27. February 27, 2011

    Poll transforms Irish political landscape

    The election has transformed the Irish political landscape. Fianna Fáil, the dominant force in Irish politics since...

  28. February 27, 2011

    Irish poll winner eyes bail-out ‘manoeuvre’

    The winner of Ireland’s election said he saw “room for manoeuvre” to change the terms of Europe’s bail-out of the country’s...

  29. February 23, 2011

    Calls to renegotiate Irish bail-out

    Ireland’s leading business organisation and its best known executive have backed calls for a new government to demand a...

  30. February 21, 2011

    Doubting Irish voters warm to heir apparent

    Eyes on the future: Enda Kenny meets Fine Gael supporters in Athlone, including six-month-old May Hennelly Irish voters seem...

  31. February 17, 2011

    EU star pupil Ireland becomes class bad boy

    Whatever the complexion of Ireland’s next government, repairing the nation’s damaged reputation in the European Union will...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. January 24, 2011

    Irish parties jostle for power

    Fine Gael After 14 years out of power, Fine Gael (“Kindred of the Irish”) looks set to become Ireland’s biggest...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. November 24, 2010

    Election looms for Cowen

    Brian Cowen, the Irish prime minister, may have announced a four-year plan for recovery but there is little likelihood he...

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