The new building of the European Central Bank  is illuminated while dominating the skyline of Frankfurt. Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

(...)’s final verdict on their finances after a review aimed at drawing a line under persistent doubts about the(...)

The Government is struggling to come to grips with the public anger about Irish Water. Imposing a(...)


(...) she announced she was quitting public life. O’Hara, who is best known for her performance opposite(...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan: Lady Bracknell would have been justified in censuring Irish policymakers. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / Irish Times

(...) adjustment in the wake of both crashes shared common features, like the re-balancing of the public finances(...)

Michael Laffan (left) at the launch of his biography of WT Cosgrave at the Royal Irish Academy yesterday with  former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave,  and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Johnny Bambury

(...) finances of a new State. There was the building and the rebuilding of the rail lines and the bridges, of(...)

(...) pipeline. Fiscal hawks insist he must press ahead to repair the public finances, but others worry it may(...)

‘Budget day was enlivened by the arrival in the chamber of the two new TDs elected in the two byelections (Paul Murphy, above, and Michael Fitzmaurice) and in a welcome development both were given an opportunity to speak on their first day.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

(...) voters, in line with the improving state of the public finances.The problem, though, is that the strategy(...)

Senator Marc MacSharry snapped at Senator Mary White, when interrupted:
“You’re an ignorant goat.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

(...) on where the party positions itself on key economic issues around job creation, public finances(...)

‘Micheál Martin  (above) would be gone as leader if there were any obvious successor who could guarantee improving fortunes. There is no such person in the current parliamentary party.’  Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

(...) public finances. Others argue, not unreasonably, that this might be counterproductive, not only because(...)

France’s president Francois Hollande smiles during the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

(...) like Germany for more decisive steps to fix public finances and dissenters his own party who believe he(...)