Big choices for the Coalition

(...) recovery at risk by veering off the course of stabilising the public finances, this would also carry(...)

‘Labour leader Ed Miliband (right) tried to catch out David Cameron by calling on him to clarify whether a new Conservative government would increase VAT. Cameron took everyone by surprise, including members of his own government it appears, by ruling this out and throwing back a question of whether Labour would increase national insurance – a charge on income similar to PRSI.’ Photograph: PA

(...) years ahead, the combination of our still vulnerable public finances and the new EU rules – even if(...)

Celebration: Malcolm Brown and Joe Schofield become one of the first same-sex couples to marry in Scotland, on New Year’s Eve. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty

(...) countries. Public affirmation Apart from its religious significance, then, what now is the meaning and(...)

Former editor of the Irish Independent Gerry O’Regan arriving  at the Banking Inquiry. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall

(...) and evidence, which was not then, but is now in the public domain,” Mr O’Regan said.“Editors, writers(...)

Gary Hart has said “you can’t attract 12 or 15 or 24 executive vice presidents of fairly substantial corporations to come over here for three or four days if there is confusion or lack of resolution on budgetary issues”. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

(...) is politically stable and functioning or its public policies and finances are under control and on a(...)

“Editors, writers, contributors, and analysts, cannot but be influenced by the prevailing climate at a given point in time” - former Irish Independent editor Gerry O’Regan.

(...) not then but is now in the public domain,” he told the committee.The “road map” for editing was ever(...)

Three of the AIB Start-up Academy finalists. The pressure is on for the entrepreneurs, who must compete against each other after becoming friends during the eight-week Academy.

(...).The company’s finances will be reviewed and whipped into shape by the SME specialist at AIB. The 11 finalists(...)

Stability and radical change

(...) easing of its debt only being achieved if its government gets a grip of the public finances. This is(...)

The loss of 72 German nationals, including 16 schoolchildren, on Germanwings flight 4U 9525 was one of the largest losses of life in a single incident in recent German history. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) unthinkable a few years ago. It shows that Tsipras – emboldened by strong public support in Greece – is(...)

The IMF supports Michael Noonan’s case that EU budgetary rules should be changed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

(...) to the IMF. It says that this will require a continued focus on value for money in public spending(...)