Former taoiseach John Bruton: “It is not just a matter of social justice, although it certainly is that, it is a matter of pragmatic self-interest for today’s, eventually to be retired, workforce and electorate.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former taoiseach says it is essential to give every educational advantage to small children

Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, greets new Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens. They held talks amid an escalating dispute with the country’s international creditors. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Rhetorical games since victory are the shadow-boxing preamble to the main event

 Mark Carney: sees scant cause to draw parallels between the “unique” plight of Greece and the scene here.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Bank of England governor says Irish economy has fixed the core of its banking

Mark Carney: “Prosperity of all countries in the euro area is as much in Germany’s interest as it is in those countries’ interest and the German government recognises this.” Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Carney: Berlin’s national interest best served by making payments to other member states

Craig Beaumont, IMF mission chief to Ireland: “In future, if warranted by financial stability risks, the Central Bank should deploy macroprudential tools to preserve the resilience of the financial sector.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Report welcomes Central Bank action but highlights spike in commercial sector

Supply and demand: precise loan-to-value limits  on bank loans for property purchases are to be applied as and from now.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

With immediate limits on credit excess, the loan caps aim to steady the market

The Central Bank. The IMF has reservations about proposals to phase in the Central Bank requirement for a 20 per cent deposit for residential mortgages.

Fund also says State should look at universal welfare entitlements

Lightning strikes over buildings at central Syntagma square during heavy rainfall in Athens  on Monday. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Euro zone officials indicate the best Tsipras can angle for is an easing of loan conditions

The Information Commissioner has refused a Freedom of Information appeal by The Irish Times for official records on the liquidation of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, the former Anglo Irish Bank. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Irish Times’ sought reports to Minister on termination of IBRC

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