Athens, Greece: polls indicate a left-wing party which wants to repudiate Greek loans will take power

Eurogroup chief says room to manoeuvre if new government honours its agreements

 ‘The overt message was equally simple. Growth is up, unemployment is down and we did it by engaging in a constructive northern European manner with the troika.’ Above, Enda Kenny (right) with Alexander Stubb  Prime Minister of Finland, during a panel session of the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.  Photograph: EPA/Laurent Gillieron

Enda Kenny’s efforts to use Davos to send a message to voters back home do not seem to have worked out so well

French President Francois Hollande: The ECB’s decision “should not stop us from carrying out reforms”

French president commits to faster reforms alongside ECB launch of quantitative easing

Governor of the Banks of England Mark Carney and managing director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde smile prior to a panel “A Richer World, but for Whom”at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Bank of England chief says Frankfurt’s plan will preserve prospects of prosperity in Europe

Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland yesterday. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Fragile recovery threatened by a ‘sense of populism’, Taoiseach says

British chancellor George Osborne, in Davos, welcomed the quantitative easing announcement but said it was not sufficient for a European recovery. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Expected weakening of euro should boost Irish exports and tourism

ECB chief Mario Draghi said the intervention would continue “until we see a sustained adjustment in the path of inflation which is consistent with our aim”. Photograph: Michael Probst/AP

Quantitative easing expected to benefit Irish exports and tourism and bring more lending

Enda Kenny speaks next to Alexander Stubb, prime minister of Finland, during ap panel session of the  World Economic Forum  in Davos. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach expresses hope that Greece remain within euro zone

Walk on by: Snowmen representing countries worldwide during an exhibition from the NGO, action/2015, on the sideline of the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

Stimulus programme dominates opening day of Davos economic forum in Switzerland

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