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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. FT Alphaville

      November 19, 2014

      The costs of offshore tax avoidance, part 1

      Nobody likes paying taxes. The rich, however, can reduce the burden more easily than others because capital is more mobile...

    4. November 19, 2014

      Sinn Féin forced to face up to questions about its past

      Whenever evidence of widespread sexual abuse of children by priests in the Irish Catholic Church surfaced over the past 15...

    5. November 18, 2014

      Favourable football results provide fillip to Paddy Power

      Ireland-based bookmaker Paddy Power has said its full-year results would be better than expected because a series of...

    6. November 18, 2014

      Datawatch: Deficit reduction 2010-14

        In the aftermath of the financial crisis most major developed economies embarked on a programme of austerity, with mixed...

    7. November 16, 2014

      Anger at Ireland’s water charges spills over on to the streets

      “Where the hell are they?” As he drives down Tonlegee Road in the north Dublin suburb of Donaghmede, Derek Byrne seems to...

    8. November 14, 2014

      Ireland warns UK on freedom of movement curbs

      David Cameron will not be able to get other European states to sign up to fundamental changes to freedom of movement rules,...

    9. FT Alphaville

      November 13, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - About those FX fines: “this isn’t Libor manipulation, where they just made stuff up. This is...

    10. November 12, 2014

      Britain and the cuts: Northern Ireland budget addresses harsh reality

      Simon Hamilton laughs when asked whether the budget he has secured for Northern Ireland might actually contain some good...

    11. 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...

    12. November 12, 2014

      Ulster Bank hit with record Irish regulatory fine

      Ulster Bank has been hit with the biggest penalty imposed by Irish financial regulators for the month-long failure of its...

    13. November 11, 2014

      Britain and the cuts: Formula flaw protects Scotland, says think-tank

      Scotland has been protected from hundreds of millions of pounds of public spending cuts because of a “flaw” in the formula...

    14. November 11, 2014

      Bad bank investors set their sights on Italian loan books

      Private equity funds hunting for European banks’ bad loans are rushing to Italy as regulators ramp up the pressure on those...

    15. November 8, 2014

      Datawatch: UK armed forces deaths since WWII

        Britain observes memorial Sunday this weekend. In total 7,145 armed forces personnel have lost their lives during...

    16. November 7, 2014

      Australia set to sign cattle export deal with China

      Australia is close to signing a deal to export up to A$1bn in live cattle to China every year after a decade of...

    17. November 6, 2014

      Trichet played the tough man with Dublin, but he had no choice

      A small sovereign country brutally dictated to by unelected central bankers in Frankfurt – that is the impression given by...

    18. November 6, 2014

      Perrigo joins wave of OTC drug deals

      Perrigo said it had joined the big league of global over-the-counter drugmakers after agreeing a €3.6bn acquisition of Omega...

    19. FT Alphaville

      November 6, 2014

      The Irish letters

      Here is an unimpressed Jean-Claude Trichet. And here is the ECB’s full response to the revelation of the Trichet letter…...

    20. November 6, 2014

      ECB threatened to end funding unless Ireland sought bailout

      Ireland’s banking crisis returned to centre stage after the European Central Bank released letters showing that its...

    21. FT Alphaville

      November 6, 2014

      Dear Ireland, take the bailout. Yours, Jean-Claude

      With a large hat-tip to the Irish Times, here’s a friendly 2010 missive from former ECB president, Jean-Claude Trichet, to...

    22. November 5, 2014

      Arts spending should be shifted outside London, say MPs

      Arts Council England must do more to redress the “clear imbalance” of arts funding towards London at the expense of...

    23. November 4, 2014

      Irish debt sale to pay down IMF loan

      Ireland is making use of ultra-low borrowing rates to issue €3.75bn in new debt to pay off a chunk of the bailout it...

    24. FT Alphaville

      November 4, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, this may well be the last Lunch Wrap you’ll receive as from tomorrow, tech mishaps notwithstanding,...

    25. FT Alphaville

      November 4, 2014

      "You have euros in Ireland? Why do you have euros in Ireland?"

      Arguably a decent question. But that aside, here’s a demonstration of… something… from CNBC’s Joe Kernen of Squawk Box fame....

    26. November 3, 2014

      Irish beef set to overcome ‘mad cow’ bans

      Ireland may soon become the first European nation to recover access to all major markets for its beef – 15 years after an...

    27. November 3, 2014

      Eurozone manufacturing recovery remains sluggish

      The eurozone’s manufacturing recovery remained sluggish in October, according to a closely watched poll of purchasing...

    28. November 2, 2014

      Tax casts shadow over Dublin’s tech fair

      More than 2,000 technology start-ups from 85 countries will converge on Dublin this week for the fifth Web Summit, an annual...

    29. November 2, 2014

      Aggressive tax avoidance troubles large investors

      It is no secret that Apple, Starbucks and Amazon are among several high-profile companies that have faced political and...

    30. October 31, 2014

      Wartime technology inspires back-up shipping navigation aid

      A navigation system based on technology from the second world war is being installed to guide shipping around Britain in...

    31. October 31, 2014

      RBS makes £400m provision for forex probe

      Royal Bank of Scotland has become the latest bank to take a pre-emptive hit to cover the cost of an investigation into...

    32. October 30, 2014

      English men paid more if parents have degrees, study finds

      English men whose parents are university educated are likely to earn 20 per cent more than those whose mothers and fathers...

    33. October 30, 2014

      Northern Ireland faces £1bn spending cuts after budget deal

      Northern Ireland’s government agreed a draft budget for next year on Thursday that will see public spending suffer deep cuts...

    34. October 29, 2014

      Scotland should have veto on UK exit from EU, says Sturgeon

      Scotland should have the right to veto a referendum vote taking the UK out of the EU, Nicola Sturgeon, the incoming Scottish...

    35. October 28, 2014

      Tories explore electoral pact with Ulster unionists

      The Conservatives are informally sounding out Northern Irish unionists about a post-election tie-up, as the governing party...

    36. October 26, 2014

      UK shell company law will be easy to sidestep, MPs warn

      A new law aimed at removing the “cloak of secrecy” surrounding the ownership of companies is likely to be easily...

    37. October 26, 2014

      Monte dei Paschi shares tumble 20%

      Shares in Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena tumbled 20 per cent on Monday, after the Italian lender and eight of its domestic...

    38. October 24, 2014

      Flight tax revenues reach new heights

      Twenty years after its introduction, the UK’s tax on flying is landing record amounts for the Exchequer, raising over £330m...

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