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Bank guarantee ‘blew up’ the Irish banking system

Bank guarantee ‘blew up’ the Irish banking system

The banking inquiry needs to keep political interference at bay, warn British MPs who have already completed their own extensive banking sector probe

Rugby faces two massive threats

Rugby faces two massive threats

As the Six Nations flirts with the spectre of pay TV, the long-term future for a sport beset by surging salaries and worsening injuries is deeply uncertain

EU toughens stance after Tsipras names government of radicals

EU toughens stance after Tsipras names government of radicals

A day after Alexis Tsipras became prime minister of Greece, the euro region hardened its rhetoric.

EU hunts for formula to keep Greece in Euro after Tsipras win

EU hunts for formula to keep Greece in Euro after Tsipras win

European finance ministers started work on reviving Greece’s troubled rescue programme as new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took office promising to end austerity.

ANALYSIS: Irish government deeply ambivalent on Syriza debt deal

ANALYSIS: Irish government deeply ambivalent on Syriza debt deal

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.

Pat Leahy: Did the troika save us or screw us?

Pat Leahy: Did the troika save us or screw us?

It’s still the most important question in Irish politics, and it will come to define Irish society for the next decade

QE will quickly bring pressure for pay rises here

QE will quickly bring pressure for pay rises here

Sean Whelan One outcome could be another flow of German money into Europe’s fastest growing economy: the Irish one

German orthodoxy has lost out to practical politics

German orthodoxy has lost out to practical politics

Berlin took on Frankfurt. Frankfurt won, at least for now.

The A to Z of QE: Draghi’s move explained

The A to Z of QE: Draghi’s move explained

What will the QE blitz mean for you?

It was the most dramatic move in ECB history: a 13-figure gamble...

It was the most dramatic move in ECB history: a 13-figure gamble...

We will have healthier sovereign banks and healthier corporates. Households won’t feel the QE love, but you can't have everything

Why theatre truly is the crucible  of Irish politics

Why theatre truly is the crucible of Irish politics

Sometime in spring, a hundred years ago, Charlie Ball got a white feather in the post – a symbol of cowardice.

European Commission reports mortgage reposessions rising at ‘accelerated pace’

European Commission reports mortgage reposessions rising at ‘accelerated pace’

The European Commission has noted that house repossessions here are increasing “at an accelerated pace” as the banks take action on those with long-term arrears.

Hypocrisy, hysteria and Haughey

Hypocrisy, hysteria and Haughey

The portrayal of Terry Keane in the recent RTÉ television drama series Charlie has earned criticism from both her close friends and the Haughey family. Séan Haughey told RTÉ’s Liveline on Wednesday that the scenes of “pillow talk” between his father

Tribunal budgets for paying Ahern’s legal costs

Tribunal budgets for paying Ahern’s legal costs

The Mahon Tribunal has budgeted for paying the full legal costs of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern for his 20 days in the witness stand.

TD calls for new deal on €30bn Anglo debt

TD calls for new deal on €30bn Anglo debt

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.