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    1. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      Ireland may delay sale of Allied Irish Banks stake

      The Irish government is likely to delay the sale of a stake in Allied Irish Banks until next year after a slump in the...

    2. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Schäuble: no deal on Greek debt relief until late-May

      Well that’s that then. Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s veteran finance minister, has ruled out any agreement to afford...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 6, 2016

      Michael Noonan reappointed Irish finance minister

      Michael Noonan has been reappointed as finance minister in Ireland’s new minority government, in a sign that prime...

    2. May 6, 2016

      Enda Kenny wins narrow vote to continue as Irish prime minister

      An unprecedented spell of political deadlock in Ireland ended on Friday after Enda Kenny secured parliamentary backing...

    3. October 13, 2015

      Ireland announces €1.5bn budget giveaway as austerity recedes

      The Irish government on Tuesday began unwinding some of the punitive fiscal measures introduced at the height of the...

    4. April 28, 2015

      Ireland pledges to cut tax and increase public spending

      The Irish government has promised “expansionary” budgets for the next five years as a result of strong economic growth...

    5. March 10, 2015

      France wins two-year reprieve from EU budget rules

      The French government won two more years to bring its budget deficit under the EU ceiling of 3 per cent of economic...

    6. February 15, 2015

      Ireland takes hard line on Greece austerity programme

      Ireland’s unofficial motto used to be Céad míle fáilte — a hundred thousand welcomes. Since the country entered its...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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