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    1. December 23, 2014

      Northern Ireland’s parties reach broad deal but obstacles remain

      Northern Ireland’s political leaders have reached broad agreement on tackling the legacy of the province’s past as well as...

    2. December 23, 2014

      Deal elusive after all-night talks on Northern Ireland

      The future of Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government was at stake on Tuesday as the province’s political leaders...

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    1. December 22, 2014

      Northern Ireland negotiations go through the night

      Politicians in Northern Ireland negotiated through Monday night as they sought to resolve the political and sectarian legacy...

    2. December 18, 2014

      Luxembourg abandons attempt to keep tax list secret

      Luxembourg has agreed to hand over a list of the hundreds of tax deals signed with some of the world’s largest businesses...

    3. The World

      December 18, 2014

      Will Ireland's banking inquiry go the distance?

      By Vincent Boland It is the event that the Irish cannot put behind them. Six years ago, the country’s banks collapsed, and...

    4. December 17, 2014

      EU widens corporate tax rulings probe

      Brussels has widened a probe into corporate tax rulings to include all 28 member states amid heightened scrutiny of...

    5. 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...

    6. December 17, 2014

      Irish central bank urged to ease mortgage restrictions

      The Irish central bank is under pressure to ease restrictions it plans to place on mortgage lending amid a chorus of...

    7. Business Blog

      December 16, 2014

      UK police reform: it's all about culture and communication

      Any restructuring of the 43 police forces of England and Wales would require political will. But such a reform would also be...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. December 11, 2014

      Ireland growth slows sharply to 0.1% in third quarter

      The volatility of official Irish economic data was on display on Thursday as figures showed that growth slowed sharply in...

    12. FT Alphaville

      December 11, 2014

      Syriza in the bond market

      That’s the periphery jittery, and core yields falling, since that snap presidential election was called in Greece (via...

    13. FT Alphaville

      December 11, 2014

      Ireland's tight-fisted banks

      A fascinating chart from Morgan Stanley’s European banking research team caught our eye. See if you can spot the odd one out...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. December 10, 2014

      ‘Weather bomb’ cuts off power to 17,500 in Scotland

      Up to 17,500 people in Scotland’s Western Isles were left without power after a “weather bomb” of wet and windy conditions...

    17. December 10, 2014

      KPMG reports record revenues, but flags challenges in Asia

      KPMG International has reported record revenues, spurred by growth across the accounting firm and rising demand for big data...

    18. December 9, 2014

      Tax deals raise questions over Ireland’s growth spurt

      Four years after entering a punishing €67bn bailout, the Irish economy is booming again. Gross domestic product expanded at...

    19. December 9, 2014

      Wetherspoon drops Heineken over Irish dispute

      JD Wetherspoon has ditched Heineken in a surprise move that ends a 35-year relationship worth an annual £60m and means the...

    20. December 7, 2014

      UK provincial airports go over head of London

      The first regular direct flight from the UK to China outside London takes off on Monday, as Cathay Pacific launches its...

    21. December 4, 2014

      Google tax probably needs a Google brain behind it

      So Britain is going to get its very own Google tax. George Osborne, the chancellor, confirmed the plan this week. He has...

    22. December 4, 2014

      Canadian miners go for gold in Northern Ireland

      It does not yet amount to a gold rush, but Northern Ireland may become a significant source of the precious metal as plans...

    23. Off Message

      December 3, 2014

      The prime London property tax

      This is why the stamp duty land tax was in desperate need for reform: The chart above, via Neal Hudson, shows the...

    24. December 2, 2014

      Tax devolution unites Northern Ireland

      Northern Ireland’s two main political parties do not agree on much. Divided by the legacy of the Troubles and their...

    25. December 2, 2014

      Ulster’s first offshore wind farm scrapped

      Northern Ireland’s first offshore wind farm has become the latest renewable project to be scrapped following a change in the...

    26. 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...

    27. December 1, 2014

      Osborne ready to devolve corporation tax powers to Stormont

      George Osborne will signal his backing this week for the devolution of corporation tax to Northern Ireland, in a politically...

    28. December 1, 2014

      Crackdown on tax abuses by technology companies

      Multinational companies are braced for a tax crackdown after George Osborne vowed to use his Autumn Statement on Wednesday...

    29. November 28, 2014

      The Pope is wrong – ageing Europe’s ideas have life in them yet

      A malaise has settled over Europe’s politicians, and it took the first non-European Pope of modern times to put it into...

    30. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2014

      Welfare spending across the OECD

      The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has a new report out summarising data from its “social expenditure...

    31. November 27, 2014

      Poundland reports 11.7% rise in profit

      The growing popularity of cut-price retailers on the UK high street was highlighted on Thursday after Poundland posted a...

    32. November 26, 2014

      Ireland to invest €3.8bn in social housing

      The Irish government has unveiled a €3.8bn social-housing programme in an attempt to address a growing housing market crisis...

    33. November 25, 2014

      How Juncker plans to unleash investment in Europe

      It has become the central question facing the EU since the acute phase of the eurozone crisis ended more than two years ago:...

    34. November 23, 2014

      How the Irish MBA market is set to expand

      When Trinity College Dublin was planning the construction of its Berkeley Library in 1959, fundraisers made a beeline for...

    35. November 21, 2014

      Which way is Ireland going?

      When I first visited Ireland 20 years ago, it was exotic. A hop across the water from London was a country that wasn’t quite...

    36. November 21, 2014

      The Inventory: Brian O’Driscoll

      Brian O’Driscoll, 35, has achieved a record 141 international caps, including eight for the British and Irish Lions; and has...

    37. November 21, 2014

      FT’s Ireland correspondent returns home to a foreign land

      One lovely spring morning, a couple of months after I had returned to Dublin to be this newspaper’s Ireland correspondent, I...

    38. November 19, 2014

      Ireland faces down protests with new water charges

      Irish households will pay some of the lowest charges for water of any European country under new proposals announced by the...

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