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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. December 12, 2014

      Dublin frustrated with David Cameron on Northern Ireland deadlock

      A carol service was held inside Parliament Buildings at Stormont as politicians, including the UK and Irish prime ministers,...

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    1. December 12, 2014

      Northern Ireland talks break down

      Northern Ireland’s intractable divisions confounded another attempt to resolve them on Friday after talks brokered by the UK...

    2. December 11, 2014

      Time to deliver, David Cameron tells Northern Ireland leaders

      David Cameron warned Northern Ireland’s political leaders that they needed to “start delivering”, as he and the Irish...

    3. December 10, 2014

      Thousands protest over Irish water charges

      Thousands of people marched through Dublin to rally outside parliament on Wednesday in the latest demonstration against the...

    4. December 10, 2014

      Irish and UK leaders aim to break Northern Ireland deadlock

      The Irish and UK prime ministers will arrive in Belfast on Thursday, in an attempt to move the leaders of Northern Ireland’s...

    5. December 2, 2014

      A shambles marks the centenary of the Rising that divided Ireland

      Until a couple of weeks ago, the last people to attack the General Post Office in Dublin were British soldiers. It was in...

    6. October 7, 2014

      Ireland’s tax regime nurtures innovation in avoidance

      Irish tax policy has in recent years attracted considerable international criticism, but within Ireland it is seen as...

    7. October 3, 2014

      Cork brushes off Apple tax claims

      Two men in yellow hazmat jackets are washing the windows at Apple’s super-modern Irish headquarters on a hilltop overlooking...

    8. Brussels Blog

      September 25, 2014

      Is Irish nominee to European Commission in trouble?

      Commission nominee Phil Hogan, left, with Irish prime minister Enda Kenny Much of the back-room plotting ahead of next...

    9. August 27, 2014

      European Council presidency race is wide open with six contenders

      The mounting consensus that Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini will be chosen as the EU’s next foreign policy chief...

    10. July 11, 2014

      Kenny puts focus on escape from austerity

      Ireland’s prime minister made five big changes to his cabinet on Friday but left the finance and public spending portfolios...

    11. The World

      July 9, 2014

      Country music provides a bitter economic lesson

      By Vincent Boland in Dublin As the man himself sings: “When the rain’s blowing in your face And the whole world is on your...

    12. 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...

    13. July 4, 2014

      Joan Burton elected new leader of Ireland’s Labour party

      Ireland’s Labour party, the junior partner in the governing coalition, elected Joan Burton as its new leader on Friday. The...

    14. Brussels Blog

      June 30, 2014

      After Juncker, the deluge: a look at other top jobs

      Thorning-Schmidt, left, and Merkel at last week's EU summit. Is the Danish PM's star falling? With Jean-Claude Juncker’s...

    15. June 12, 2014

      Dublin grows jittery over EU probe into ‘sweetheart’ tax deals

      The governor of California was joking. Or was he? At a breakfast last week in San Francisco, Jerry Brown admitted he was...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. May 4, 2014

      Questions about IRA links haunt Adams

      In a recent exchange in the Irish parliament, Gerry Adams was insisting once again that he was never a member of the...

    19. April 28, 2014

      Irish government offers conciliatory invitation to Pope Francis

      Relations between the Irish government and the Catholic Church may have turned a corner at the weekend after several years...

    20. 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...

    21. January 21, 2014

      Ireland to reopen Vatican embassy closed amid abuse scandal

      Ireland is to reopen its Vatican embassy more than two years after it was shut in a diplomatic dispute over a child abuse...

    22. January 12, 2014

      Irish food and drink industry in good health

      Growing confidence in the prospects for Ireland’s economic recovery that led last month to its exit from its eurozone...

    23. November 14, 2013

      Ireland to exit three-year bailout without EU credit line

      Ireland will emerge from a punishing three-year bailout with no strings attached after the government opted to return to...

    24. Brussels Blog

      October 24, 2013

      EU summit: Enda Kenny taking on Berlin?

      Ireland's Enda Kenny, left, and Germany's Angela Merkel meeting last year in Berlin With just over a month of funding left...

    25. October 13, 2013

      Ireland on course to exit bailout in December

      Dublin will exit its international bailout on schedule on December 15 and will not be forced back into one, Enda Kenny,...

    26. October 9, 2013

      Fixing the eurozone is a labour worthy of Hercules

      If he were alive today, Hercules would have much sympathy with the eurozone’s crisis-fighters. For this ever-mutating crisis...

    27. 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...

    28. July 12, 2013

      Ireland votes to allow limited abortion rights

      DUBLIN, July 12 – Ireland’s parliament voted on Friday to allow abortion under certain conditions for the first time,...

    29. 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...

    30. June 27, 2013

      EU bows to Merkel pressure on auto emission curbs

      The EU has bowed to pressure from Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, to postpone an agreement on tougher curbs on auto...

    31. June 27, 2013

      EU reaches €960bn budget deal

      A protracted fight over the EU’s next long-term budget appeared to come to an end on Thursday morning after negotiators from...

    32. June 26, 2013

      EU bows to German pressure to shield cars from emissions rules

      The EU has bowed to pressure from Chancellor Angela Merkel to postpone an agreement on tough new curbs on auto emissions...

    33. 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 before...

    34. 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...

    35. May 22, 2013

      Ireland pledges co-operation on global tax avoidance plan

      Ireland’s prime minister insisted on Wednesday that his country does not cut special deals with foreign companies to help...

    36. 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...

    37. February 7, 2013

      Dublin hails ‘historic’ debt restructure

      Dublin heralded its plan to restructure a chunk of its bank debts as a “historic step” towards exiting its international...

    38. FT Alphaville

      February 7, 2013

      Prom note payments "gone" [updated]

      Reuters flashes hitting now (we note): 07-Feb-2013 14:56 IRISH PM SAYS 20 BLN EUROS REDUCTION IN NTMA MARKET BORROWING...

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