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    1. November 12, 2014

      Britain and the cuts: Irish count cost of austerity

      Concluding a long and detailed budget speech in the Dail (parliament) last month, Michael Noonan, Ireland’s finance...

    2. October 21, 2014

      Technology, tax and talent in Dublin

      Dozens of giant light-sticks illuminate the path to Dublin’s Grand Canal Theatre at night, glowing red and flashing in...

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    1. October 19, 2014

      Irish two-speed economy puts integration under pressure

      As he concluded his budget speech last week in the Irish parliament, finance minister Michael Noonan cited The Road Not...

    2. October 14, 2014

      Dublin to shut Double Irish corporate tax loophole next year

      Ireland is to shut its so-called “Double Irish” corporate tax loophole from the beginning of next year, bowing to intense...

    3. October 9, 2014

      Brussels in crackdown on ‘double Irish’ tax loophole

      Brussels is challenging the “double Irish” tax avoidance measure prized by big US tech and pharma groups, putting pressure...

    4. September 18, 2014

      Ireland experiences surge in economic activity

      Ireland’s economy is growing at an annual rate of nearly 8 per cent, a surge in economic activity not seen since the early...

    5. September 12, 2014

      Seven years of Irish austerity nears end amid signs of recovery

      As Michael Noonan, Ireland’s finance minister, toured Europe this week to secure backing for the government’s plan to repay...

    6. September 8, 2014

      Ireland in talks to refinance IMF loans

      The Irish government has begun an intensive diplomatic push to persuade the European Commission and the European Central...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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,...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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