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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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,...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. February 7, 2013

    Ignominious end of bank that sank Ireland

    Few Irish people shed a tear when they woke on Thursday morning to learn that Anglo Irish Bank was being liquidated and...

  29. February 5, 2013

    No apology for Magdalene laundry inmates

    The inscription above the door claims it was a place of refuge. But for Margaret Bullen and thousands like her, the...

  30. January 15, 2013

    EU nations turn back on UK renegotiations

    David Cameron’s expected push to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s membership in the EU faces a roadblock in Brussels,...

  31. Brussels Blog

    January 15, 2013

    In Ireland, to OMT or not to OMT?

    Ireland's Kenny, right, with European Commission chief Barroso at start of the Irish EU presidency. Ireland appears to be...

  32. Brussels Blog

    December 23, 2012

    Ireland & Cyprus: subjects of revisionist euro history?

    Enda Kenny, Ireland's prime minister, during a November EU summit in Brussels One of the hardest things about keeping on top...

  33. December 18, 2012

    Let Ireland succeed

    Just weeks before assuming the EU presidency baton, Enda Kenny, Ireland’s prime minister, has reminded his eurozone...

  34. December 17, 2012

    Dublin to pile on pressure as it takes EU helm

    If European leaders expect Enda Kenny to set aside his awkward disputes with the international creditors funding Dublin’s...

  35. 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...

  36. November 9, 2012

    Moral dilemma for Ireland’s bank chiefs

    The retirement of Eugene Sheehy, former chief executive of Allied Irish Banks, was rudely interrupted by a tabloid reporter...

  37. November 7, 2012

    Former AIB chief agrees to pension cut

    Dublin has welcomed a decision by Eugene Sheehy, the former chief executive of Allied Irish Banks, to agree a voluntary cut...

  38. October 22, 2012

    Kenny needs helping hand from Merkel

    Irish-German relations have seen better weeks. Barely had the Irish recovered from a 6-1 drubbing by Germany in a football...

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