Taoiseach Enda Kenny was told by the Central Bank he needed a back-up plan

Coveney says Central Bank briefed Taoiseach on back-up plan to deploy troops

 Shoppers pass a store offering Black Friday sales on Oxford Street in London, Britain. Police have been called to various supermarkets across Britain after chaos broke out during ‘Black Friday’ late night shopping. Photo: EPA/ANDY RAIN

Latest barometer of high street activity suggest recovery remains modest at best

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan says early repayment frees up resources for investment in activities that will grow the economy and create jobs. P hotograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Noonan says State will repay €9 billion in two separate transactions next month

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney the national dairy herd would increase by between 20-25 per cent over the next five years.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister’s claim that dairy herd could be expanded while maintaining carbon footprint disputed

OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri at a  news conference   in Vienna November 27th, 2014. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Most stock indices make moderate gains, despite global decline in oil prices

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the American Chamber of Commerce annual Thanksgiving lunch at the Four Seasons Hotel  in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / Irish Times

Taoiseach says high rate of personal tax had to be addressed if State was to remain competitive

The Central Bank is thought to be considering a compulsory scheme which would see third parties insure 5-10 per cent of a mortgage Photograpgh: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Industry experts say cuts of up to 2% in mortgage rates could be delivered

Quarterly National Household Survey shows jobless rate at lowest level for five years

Taiwan’s envoy to the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation  forum Vincent Siew (left)  with China’s president Xi Jinping in Beijing. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Links with mainland China have provoked a swell of popular anti-Beijing feeling

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