Was there another way? This is the unanswered question that has grated underneath Irish politics since the economic and banking collapse of 2008-09.
After five years of relentless belt-tightening, Greeks have said enough. It’s now up to the country’s euro-zone peers to decide how to respond to the election of the Syriza and its leader Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister-in-waiting.
Despite both Michael Noonan’s and Joan Burton’s public welcome for the idea last week, there is great ambivalence in Irish government circles about the idea of a European debt conference as suggested by the Greek anti-austerity party Syriza.
Greece must respect the euro zone's rules and cannot demand special treatment for its debt in the wake of the victory of anti-austerity party Syriza, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said in a newspaper interview on Monday.
Viagogo, which operates the world's largest ticket marketplace, said it will double its workforce in Ireland over the next three years to more than 200 employees from the current 100.
European shares climbed for an eighth day after their best week in three years as optimism about ECB stimulus outweighed victory for the Greek opposition party, Syriza, in Sunday's elections.
Axis Capital Holdings has agreed to merge with PartnerRe Ltd. (PRE), combining two Bermuda-based reinsurers with a total market value of almost $11 billion amid accelerating consolidation in the industry.
Aer Lingus said it has received a revised offer of €2.55 per share from IAG, including a cash offer of €2.50 a share and a cash dividend of €0.05 per share.
The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) said it will auction €500 million of short-dated Treasury bills on Thursday, January 29.
US private equity group Lone Star Funds is to pay £680 million (€909 million) to acquire the Jurys Inn chain of 31 hotels from a group of investors.
The main business events scheduled for the week ahead.
Syriza leader says Greek people have handed him mandate to end austerity, coalition may wait for EU ruling on Aer Lingus sale and energy bills could fall by €400 in 2015.
Greek prime minister-elect Alexis Tsipras set up a confrontation with his European peers as he prepared to form a coalition dedicated to ending austerity, saying the era of bowing to international demands for budget cuts is over.
Kingspan has confirmed it is in talks to acquire building materials group Joris Ide.
The British government is paying winter fuel bills for over 31,000 pensioners here after the country passed its ''temperature test.
Politicians in financial difficulty as a result of investment properties and buy-to-lets.
The government is expected to consider the future of Aer Lingus in the coming days, following the latest bid from IAG for airline this weekend.
O’Carroll has criticised the lack of support from the state and banks in Ireland.
The Mahon Tribunal has budgeted for paying the full legal costs of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern for his 20 days in the witness stand.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown has become the first local authority to move to reduce the rate of local property tax by more than the 15 per cent permitted under law.
David Duffy turned AIB around. But now that he's leaving, how will the state's plans to recoup the billions ploughed into the bank be affected?
Kerry Group is pushing for a €110 million motorway upgrade to put an end to traffic gridlock for workers arriving at its new innovation centre.
Author of initial crisis report lets ECB off the hook for banking collapse but some remain to be convinced.
Efforts to hire doctors on short-term contracts, in a bid to reduce the HSE’s massive agency costs, have failed.
Dublin-headquartered Kama Games is set to double its headcount in Ireland after signing a partnership deal with Manchester United.
An Oireachtas Committee chairman has called on the government to push for a new deal on the €30 billion Anglo Irish Bank debt after the Greek elections.
Volkswagen has signed a six-figure deal to become the sponsor of the upcoming new Ray D’Arcy Show on RTE Radio 1, writes Colette Sexton.
John Looby Berlin took on Frankfurt. Frankfurt won, at least for now
A new €6 million electronic system for registering the deeds of a house is set to cut solicitors’ fees for homebuyers and speed up the conveyancing process.
Elaine Byrne: Probing questions at the banking inquiry raise the issue of what exactly the government knew about Anglo’s finances before the bank guarantee
Complacency may yet sink the hopes of same-sex marriage supporters.
The banking inquiry has cut several high-profile witnesses, including former tánaiste Michael McDowell and former Central Bank governor Maurice O’Connell
First-time buyers may be allowed to breach 20% rule. Central Bank governor says he is reluctant to change tack.
Former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery has been hired to lobby for a crackdown on rogue gas installers.
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is set to lift the lifetime ban on blood donation for men who have had sex with other men.
Northern Irish property developer Parker Green International has closed a deal to buy its Nama-era debts from vulture fund Cerberus.
The listed online sports and casino betting operation run by hotel heir Sean McEniff has reported soaring revenue on its return to the US stock market.
Stephen Kinsella: We will have healthier sovereign banks and healthier corporates. Households won’t feel the QE love, but you can't have everything
The issue of adoptions by gay couples points to a weak foundation for overall support
The latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll shows some life in the government's political support at last.
Sean Whelan One outcome could be another flow of German money into Europe’s fastest growing economy: the Irish one
What will the QE blitz mean for you? Barry J Whyte and Jack Horgan-Jones report
A Chinese-owned multinational firm is looking to strike a deal with the Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF).
Dublin telecoms software firm Accuris Networks is set to expand its business in Latin America, having agreed a partnership deal in Brazil.
The country’s wealthiest retirement savers have shielded close to €3.3 billion in pension savings from tax in the last four years.
The Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has warned that the Irish funds industry faces a serious threat from upcoming EU legislation.
Ireland is to export its food and agricultural expertise to raise money for the state.
Eleven wound-up pension schemes have sought state support under the government’s Pensions Insolvency Payments.