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Syriza’s victory is an historic challenge to EU establishment

Syriza’s victory is an historic challenge to EU establishment

The significance of Syriza’s victory in Greece cannot be underestimated. It represents much more than opposition to the failed policy of austerity. It is a direct challenge to the social and economic consensus that has dominated Europe and the libera

Vox pop: Contemplating the Greek question

Vox pop: Contemplating the Greek question

Greece has a new government – and a new anti-austerity approach. As it prepares to tackle its debts and thrash out a deal with the rulers of the eurozone, Jack Horgan-Jones asks five experts what the likely implications will be for Ireland

‘No sale’ likely as TDs take fright on   Aer Lingus bid

‘No sale’ likely as TDs take fright on Aer Lingus bid

With a general election getting closer, political concerns over the possible sale of Aer Lingus to IAG are not confined to constituencies in north Dublin alone

Humphreys: IMF doesn’t understand Irish housing market

Humphreys: IMF doesn’t understand Irish housing market

Minister of state Kevin Humphreys has accused the IMF of being out of touch after it backed higher property tax bills for householders.

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

Will Aer Lingus deal take flight?

Will Aer Lingus deal take flight?

IAG is taking the political temperature on its bid to buy the national carrier, with concessions expected in an effort to help drive the deal through

Briefing: Barrett’s position under threat after Dáil criticism

Briefing: Barrett’s position under threat after Dáil criticism

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.

The presidency is not above politics

The presidency is not above politics

Both Michael D Higgins and his office are fair game for criticism

Everyone has a stake in Greece’s debt showdown

Everyone has a stake in Greece’s debt showdown

Greece’s new government is facing a battle with Europe – and Ireland is siding with the latter

Praying  for  a  Bobby  Ewing  moment

Praying for a Bobby Ewing moment

Is the possible make-up of the next Dáil just a bad dream?

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.