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Tales of the unexpected

Tales of the unexpected

Pat Leahy: Ireland left the bailout 12 months ago this weekend. The year since has seen economic progress but also political upheaval

Banks and Mabs revise debt management protocol

Banks and Mabs revise debt management protocol

Campaigner offers to drop assault charge against TD in return for hospital review

Campaigner offers to drop assault charge against TD in return for hospital review

Legal costs for banking inquiry witnesses capped at €10,000

Legal costs for banking inquiry witnesses capped at €10,000

Irish Water set to tackle lead pipes

Irish Water set to tackle lead pipes

Lead levels almost ten times in excess of the official limit for some private homes; The presence of high lead levels can pose a severe health risk, particularly to young children

New home building rises 35 per cent nationwide

New home building rises 35 per cent nationwide

Cabinet to discuss same-sex marriage vote

Cabinet to discuss same-sex marriage vote

The sins of our fathers

The sins of our fathers

Karl Deeter: Refusing to deal with the mortgage arrears problem earlier comes with consequences

Distressed Mortgages

Distressed Mortgages

Emma Kennedy: It’s the crisis that just won’t go away, the issue that refuses to disappear – mortgage arrears

The ten-point guide to what Osborne has in store for Britain

The ten-point guide to what Osborne has in store for Britain

Devolution deadlock

Devolution deadlock

David Cameron and his chancellor are treating the North like a stroppy teenager as the Executive reaches for the purse strings

The  end  of offshore secrecy?

The end of offshore secrecy?

Thousands of Irish companies prefer to remain unlimited, meaning they don’t have to file accounts. But, to protect their owners, many have set up limited parent companies abroad. New EU directives due to be implemented next year may change all that

Banking inquiry: how it unfolded

Banking inquiry: how it unfolded

Inquiry chief is ‘a grafter in the style of Roy Keane’

Inquiry chief is ‘a grafter in the style of Roy Keane’

Ciarán Lynch will have to manage the banking inquiry’s 11-member team carefully to avoid rows, walk-outs and possible legal challenges

Inquiry looks at long road to crisis

Inquiry looks at long road to crisis

Stephen Kinsella: The banking inquiry will seek to understand how the crisis that led to the 2008 bank guarantee developed from as far back as 1992. But can its members resist the temptation to engage in political grandstanding?