Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett was abroad at a Holocaust commemoration for the heads of European parliaments in Prague last week while a row raged at home in the Dáil.
A day after Alexis Tsipras became prime minister of Greece, the euro region hardened its rhetoric.
European finance ministers started work on reviving Greece’s troubled rescue programme as new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took office promising to end austerity.
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.
Berlin took on Frankfurt. Frankfurt won, at least for now.
What will the QE blitz mean for you?
We will have healthier sovereign banks and healthier corporates. Households won’t feel the QE love, but you can't have everything
Sometime in spring, a hundred years ago, Charlie Ball got a white feather in the post – a symbol of cowardice.