(...) starting to believe that; they believe that, when it comes to the wider economy and the public recovery(...)

Pedro Passos Coelho: ‘We’ve spent four years talking about finances and the economy and now everything is in order we can put the dignity back into politics.’ Photograph: Miguel A Lopes/EPA.

(...) reform. But now the Portuguese economy appears to be back on track. The public deficit, which was at 10(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  with Tánaiste Joan Burton at Heuston Station for the launch of the capital investment plan: with an election in the offing, there was a nakely political edge to the announcement. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It was far short of the €80 billion gold-plated programmes announced by the Fianna Fáil-led governments during the boom years. But the programme for c(...)

Gabriel Fagan, chief economist at the Central Bank: “When you have an economy that falls very sharply, there tends to be, at some point, a sharp pick-up”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

(...). Fagan also points to the rehabilitation of the public finances, describing the unprecedented correction(...)

The Central Bank sent a strong warning that the benefits of strong growth should be used to cut debt and the deficit and reduce risks facing the economy

(...) priority should be to pay down debt and improve the public finances. The economy is showing evidence of(...)

RTÉ chairwoman Moya Doherty with a bust of broadcaster Gay Byrne on RTÉ’s Donnybrook campus. Photograph: Eric Luke

(...) instead to bloat. Four consecutive deficits followed but under director general Noel Curran its finances(...)

Capital investment plan: Strategy outlined as domestic economy recovers. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) public finances due to the elevated national debt, new fiscal rules which put a brake on expenditure and(...)

Astute timing on spending

The greatly improved state of the national finances has made increased public investment in(...)

Davy said the strength of the economy had boosted public finances with government deficit now expected to equal 1.7 per cent of GDP this year before falling to 1.1 per cent in 2016

(...) the economy had boosted public finances with government deficit now expected to equal 1.7 per cent of(...)

One of the key planks of the Conroy report is a plan to boost attendances at Airtricity League games. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(...) league, the recruitment of a new public face for it and increased prize money for clubs. It is envisaged(...)