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      Dublin plans Aer Lingus talks with International Airlines Group

      The Irish government is planning to “engage” with International Airlines Group in the coming days over its €1.35bn cash bid...

    2. January 26, 2015

      Kingspan confirms Joris Ide buyout talks

      Kingspan has confirmed it is in talks to acquire Belgian steel firm Joris Ide, the latest of many buyout bids by the Irish...

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    1. January 26, 2015

      Sands’ time runs slowly

      Standard Chartered plans to replace chief executive Peter Sands this year. That will seem a leisurely timetable to some. The...

    2. January 25, 2015

      Dublin to consider Aer Lingus takeover

      The Irish government will give serious consideration this week to the takeover of Aer Lingus if, as expected, a €1.3bn offer...

    3. January 22, 2015

      Ulster unionists open to election deal with Labour

      Ed Miliband has been offered the prospect of a post-election deal with the Democratic Unionists during a two-day visit by...

    4. January 21, 2015

      Ireland prepares to vote on gay marriage

      Ireland is to hold a referendum in the spring to allow gay marriage, in the most significant move in 20 years to change the...

    5. January 19, 2015

      UK and Irish armed forces to work together

      Ireland and the UK have signed an agreement on defence that will see the armed forces of the two countries working closely...

    6. January 19, 2015

      UK economy shows shift to low-skilled jobs, research finds

      Britain’s economy has shifted more towards low-skilled jobs and less towards high-skilled ones compared with other European...

    7. January 18, 2015

      Irish beef farmers eye stake in lucrative US market

      Standing inside one of the sheds that are the winter homes for his 550-strong herd of Limousins and Belgian Blues, Robin...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      January 14, 2015

      Ambling in Antrim

      A man walks along the famous Dark Hedges avenue of trees on Wednesday in Antrim, Northern Ireland. The province experienced...

    9. January 14, 2015

      Northern Ireland former barracks to be redeveloped into science park

      A former Northern Ireland army barracks is to be redeveloped into a manufacturing, research and development campus with the...

    10. January 14, 2015

      Troika in question after EU court ruling on bond-buying plan

      The much-hated “troika” that has overseen a succession of eurozone bailouts may be dismantled — not by voters enraged at its...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      January 13, 2015

      Irish snow

      A crashed car sits at the side of a road after heavy snowfall near the village of Carndonagh in Ireland on Tuesday ...

    12. January 13, 2015

      Blair defends ‘no pursuit’ letters to IRA fugitives

      Tony Blair has defended official letters to IRA suspects telling them they would not be prosecuted, saying without them the...

    13. January 12, 2015

      IAG faces political hurdles in bid for Aer Lingus

      Being Irish is no guarantee of success in bidding for the country’s national airline. Ryanair’s first offer for Aer Lingus...

    14. January 9, 2015

      Aer Lingus spurned raised offer from IAG

      Aer Lingus has for the second time in a month rebuffed its former chief executive, Willie Walsh, after rejecting an...

    15. January 9, 2015

      London homes rise in value by £563bn as prices fuel inequality

      London homes have grown in value in five years by nearly as much as the total worth of all housing in Scotland, Wales and...

    16. January 8, 2015

      Theresa Villiers announces plan to give Northern Ireland corporate tax control

      The government has published a bill it aims to pass before May’s general election giving Northern Ireland the power to cut...

    17. January 7, 2015

      US court rejects bankruptcy claim from former Anglo Irish CEO

      The former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank has lost a legal bid to be declared bankrupt in the US that would have...

    18. January 6, 2015

      Public finances: A world of debt

      Jorge Grave’s future looked bright when he in 2006 graduated with a degree in physical education from the Technical...

    19. January 5, 2015

      US to resume importing beef from Ireland

      The European Commission is pressing the US to allow all EU countries to resume exporting beef to the American market after...

    20. January 5, 2015

      The week: January 5

      • Two of asset management’s most successful women were named in the UK’s New Year’s honours list. Elizabeth Corley, chief...

    21. January 5, 2015

      Wetherspoon and Heineken settle Irish dispute

      JD Wetherspoon has said it will serve Heineken’s beers in its pubs again after the companies settled a dispute over pricing...

    22. January 2, 2015

      New centre-right political party vows to ‘reboot’ Ireland

      A new centre-right party promising to “reboot” Ireland was launched on Friday into a fragmenting political landscape that...

    23. December 28, 2014

      Viewers set for launch of UTV Ireland television station

      Irish television viewers are to get their first new homegrown channel for 16 years this week with the launch of UTV Ireland,...

    24. December 28, 2014

      A year in a word: Double Irish

      Double Irish compound noun — a) a lucrative tax loophole exploited by multinationals with Irish operations; b) a Faustian...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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