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  1. June 17, 2014

    Ireland needs continued austerity says watchdog

    Ireland must stick to its commitment to make another €2bn of austerity savings in the next budget if it is to build on the...

  2. June 4, 2014

    Dublin eyes easing of austerity

    Ireland’s finance minister on Wednesday raised the prospect of easing more than six years of austerity after announcing...

  1. February 26, 2014

    Anglo Irish Bank’s €7.3bn UK loans sold

    The €7.3bn UK loan portfolio of Ireland’s Anglo Irish Bank was sold on Tuesday to a group of mainly US investors in the...

  2. February 21, 2014

    Nama to sell €4bn Northern Irish property loans portfolio

    Ireland’s bad bank, the National Asset Management Agency, is trying to sell its entire €4bn Northern Irish property...

  3. February 2, 2014

    Next act of Anglo Irish Bank drama may not provide catharsis

    It is expected to feature 24m documents. There will be an estimated 800 witness statements. An overflow room has been set...

  4. FT Alphaville

    January 21, 2014

    An Irish finance sanity check

    Much was being made on Tuesday of the fact that Irish government borrowing costs are now at a record low. Here’s the 10...

  5. December 13, 2013

    Post-bailout Ireland looks for tax cuts

    The Irish government hopes to use its new-found economic freedom to cut income taxes on its austerity-fatigued people...

  6. December 13, 2013

    Ireland poised to exit EU bailout

    Ireland: Post bailout blues Ireland said on Friday it would become the first eurozone member state to exit officially its...

  7. December 4, 2013

    Jobless data and surge in tax revenue boost confidence in Ireland

    Falling unemployment and a surge in tax revenues are bolstering confidence in Ireland about the strength of its recovery as...

  8. Brussels Blog

    November 28, 2013

    Decoding Michael Noonan, or: Is OMT only for Italy?

    Mario Draghi, left, stands next to Noonan at last week's finance ministers' meeting Given the eurozone crisis has, for more...

  9. November 7, 2013

    Dublin takes back control of its economic affairs

    Dublin said on Thursday it had taken back control of its economic affairs in an “historic” move as international lenders...

  10. October 15, 2013

    Ireland pledges to close Apple tax loophole

    Ireland has bowed to international pressure and said it would close a legal loophole that enabled Apple to save tax on $44bn...

  11. October 15, 2013

    Dublin unveils tax rises but signals an end to era of austerity

    Dublin has unveiled €2.5bn in tax rises and spending cuts as part of its seventh harsh budget in six years but signalled...

  12. FT Alphaville

    October 15, 2013

    Ireland tax reputation move du jour

    And so to the Irish government’s international tax strategy, fresh out on Tuesday and making Ireland “part of the solution...

  13. 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,...

  14. October 8, 2013

    Ireland wins plaudits for budget adjustment plan

    Dublin has won approval from its bailout masters to ease back on €3.1bn in planned austerity measures in its 2014 budget as...

  15. July 18, 2013

    Dublin seeks credit line to help exit bailout programme

    Dublin has said it wants to apply for a precautionary credit line to help it become the first eurozone country to exit an...

  16. Brussels Blog

    June 24, 2013

    EU bank bailout rules: leaked Noonan compromise

    Noonan addresses reporters outside the finance ministers' meeting in Luxembourg Friday When EU finance ministers reconvene...

  17. June 23, 2013

    Bank bailout pact eludes EU ministers

    EU finance ministers failed to reach a deal on new rules for bailing out European banks over the weekend, but there is...

  18. June 22, 2013

    EU fails to agree on bank bailout rules

    EU finance ministers failed to reach a deal on new rules for bailing out European banks after nearly 18 hours of...

  19. June 13, 2013

    Lenders allow Dublin to delay bank stress tests until 2014

    Dublin has won approval from its international lenders to delay its next round of bank stress tests until 2014, despite...

  20. May 6, 2013

    Graduates are still in line to join the bankers

    Bankers were “the Praetorian guard of capitalism”, Michael Noonan, Ireland’s finance minister, said last week. Given the...

  21. April 8, 2013

    Dublin to delay water charges

    Dublin has signalled it will delay the introduction of water charges, a key commitment under its international bailout...

  22. March 25, 2013

    Relief and concern on eurozone periphery

    Political leaders in Spain and other troubled economies on the European periphery greeted with relief the 11th-hour deal to...

  23. March 13, 2013

    Ireland acts on unsustainable mortgages

    Irish banks will be forced to write down the value of unsustainable mortgages and risk facing tougher capital requirements...

  24. March 12, 2013

    Dublin orders rescued banks to cut pay

    Dublin has directed its bailed out banks to cut total remuneration costs by between 6-10 per cent in an effort to quell...

  25. February 26, 2013

    Dublin to drop blanket bank guarantee

    Dublin will remove the blanket bank guarantee it introduced at the start of its financial crisis from late next month amid...

  26. Brussels Blog

    February 25, 2013

    Will Irish & Portuguese bailouts get Greek treatment?

    Finance ministers MIchael Noonan of Ireland, center, and Vito Gaspar of Portugal, right, with the EU's Olli Rehn at...

  27. February 19, 2013

    Dublin sells Irish Life to Canadian insurer

    The Irish government has sold an insurance company that it was forced to nationalise during its banking crisis for €1.3bn to...

  28. February 10, 2013

    Ireland shows the way with its debt deal

    Everybody seemed to be talking about monetary financing of debt last week – the ultimate taboo in monetary policy. And...

  29. January 23, 2013

    Portugal returns to long-term debt market

    Portugal has returned to the long-term debt market for the first time since being bailed out in 2011 in a landmark deal for...

  30. January 22, 2013

    Ireland signals use of ECB bond plan

    Ireland signalled it could become the first eurozone country to take advantage of the European Central Bank’s new limitless...

  31. December 11, 2012

    Dublin makes it easier to repossess homes

    Dublin has promised its bailout masters that it will give banks the legal power to repossess homes more easily amid a...

  32. December 5, 2012

    Irish budget seeks extra €3.5bn

    Dublin has unveiled €3.5bn in tax rises and spending cuts in its sixth austerity budget since the economic crisis began four...

  33. December 5, 2012

    Irish property tax piles on homeowners’ misery

    Five eye-watering austerity budgets in five years have elicited little more than weary resignation from Irish taxpayers...

  34. November 5, 2012

    Anglo Irish in move to chase Quinn assets

    Anglo Irish Bank has formed a partnership with a company owned by three Russian oligarchs to help it recover €500m in assets...

  35. October 25, 2012

    Ireland urges ECB to commit to bond-buying

    Dublin has asked the European Central Bank to commit to buying Irish government bonds to help smooth the country’s exit from...

  36. September 10, 2012

    IMF boosts Irish debt relief case

    The International Monetary Fund has boosted Ireland’s campaign to win relief on its €64bn banking debt by urging European...

  37. July 16, 2012

    ECB shows signs of bailout flexibility

    Ten days after becoming Irish finance minister last March, Michael Noonan spoke with Jean-Claude Trichet, then the chief at...

  38. July 11, 2012

    Ireland to unveil stimulus package

    Dublin is to unveil a multibillion euro stimulus package later this month in an effort to kickstart its flagging economy and...

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