File image of former taoiseach and Fine Gael leader  John Bruton TD, speaking at a Young Fine Gael event in Galway.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach John Bruton has predicted that Ireland could have another 10 years of austerity. Mr Bruton said the Irish people themselves had passe(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he would balance his positive message to delegates with the expectation that Ireland expects further concessions from European partners on its legacy debt burden. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed a positive interest in Ireland’s economic outlook at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.Mr Kenny, joined by min(...)

Speaking in Vienna at a meeting of the European People’s Party (EPP), also attended by German chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission president José Manuel Barosso, Mr Kenny said banking union was “a credibility test for the European Council”.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday called on EU member states to progress banking union, a year after EU leaders committed to breaking the link betwee(...)