Sean Whelan

Sean Whelan

Where are the gods when you need them?

Where are the gods when you need them?

The stand-off between Greece and its lenders is reaching its conclusion in the coming days. The time for a deal is now – or never

Briefing: Greek philosophy is to cut deal as time runs out

Briefing: Greek philosophy is to cut deal as time runs out

The usual spinning is being played out in the usual way. The Greeks say they are close to a deal ...

Banking Inquiry week 14: Trichet’s mantra: it’s all in the Lenihan letters

Banking Inquiry week 14: Trichet’s mantra: it’s all in the Lenihan letters

The ECB’s former head blamed the Irish banks for the banking crisis when he took questions from members of the inquiry

Greek debt crisis: Stalling tactics could vault us all into a crisis

Greek debt crisis: Stalling tactics could vault us all into a crisis

The US is increasingly concerned that EU officials are resigned to mopping up after default by Athens

The government has some scope for a giveaway budget. But not as much
            as many people think

The government has some scope for a giveaway budget. But not as much as many people think

The mists are slowly but surely thinning, revealing a new budget-making landscape into ...

A giveaway budget and the virtues of austerity

A giveaway budget and the virtues of austerity

Michael Noonan will produce something very like George Osborne’s election budget

The euro rules are just nuts

The euro rules are just nuts

In fact the French angle is just tactical – an issue that just happened to be in the right place at the right time that gave an opportunity to the Irish to unleash a request for flexibility in the way some EU budget rules are applied.

Greece and the eurozone play fox and hound as the clock ticks down

Greece and the eurozone play fox and hound as the clock ticks down

A high stakes game is being played out in Brussels as Greeks play for time – and money

ECB: Greece’s cage fight could end in tragedy

ECB: Greece’s cage fight could end in tragedy

Sean Whelan writes that concessions to Marxists play badly with conservatives

Greece’s euro future needs to be decided soon

Greece’s euro future needs to be decided soon

Debt is not the only problem Greece faces: it still needs root-and-branch reform and the support of its European neighbours

Sean Whelan:  As Europe continues its slow march towards quantitative easing, are the eurozone governments capable of taking advantage when QE finally happens?

Sean Whelan: As Europe continues its slow march towards quantitative easing, are the eurozone governments capable of taking advantage when QE finally happens?

Any discussion of the politics of quantitative easing (QE) is supposed to start by saying there a...

Italian initiative may aid Irish Water sums

Italian initiative may aid Irish Water sums

A little-noticed victory for Italy on eurozone rules will have big implications

Why Luxleaks could be a game-changer

Why Luxleaks could be a game-changer

While Jean-Claude Juncker appears battered by Luxleaks, he can still reform tax in Europe if he really wants to

Sean Whelan: The stress tests are just the start – of far more importance is the Asset Quality Review

Sean Whelan: The stress tests are just the start – of far more importance is the Asset Quality Review

The Stress Test and Asset Quality Review by the ECB is certainly not the last word on the state o...

Ireland deserves payback for bowing to EU’s tax wishes

Ireland deserves payback for bowing to EU’s tax wishes

It hasn’t gone away, you know – the common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB), that is....