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Protesters clash with riot police outside the Athens parliament building over planned government reforms, on January 12th, 2018. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

“Greece is a land where you can fool none of the people none of the time” wrote an American observer in 1944. He attributed this to the “lightning-lik(...)

This week is not the first time the country has sought to cut costs by repaying the loans ahead of time

Ireland still owes €44.5 billion in bailout loans provided by the Troika in 2011 after paying off the remaining €4.5 billion it owed to the Internatio(...)

The combined savings for Ireland by servicing all the loans early is expected to be  €150m

Ireland has repaid the remaining €4.5 billion it owes the International Monetary Fund (IMF) just a day after it paid back €1 billion in bilateral loan(...)

Children view the body of their 17-month old cousin, Kenyerber Aquino Merchán, who died of heart failure caused by severe malnutrition, in San Casimiro, Venezuela. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/The New York Times

Kenyerber Aquino Merchán was 17 months old when he starved to death. His father left before dawn to bring him home from the hospital morgue. He carrie(...)

The loan, which was offered to Ireland as part of an international recovery package at the time of the financial crisis, was due to be repaid between 2019-2021, but has now been repaid in full.

The Danish finance ministry said on Tuesday that Ireland has repaid its €400 million loan earlier than expected, as it praised Ireland for its “exempl(...)

A process to find a successor to Pádraig Ó Ríordáin is to commence shortly.

Pádraig Ó Ríordáin, chairman of DAA (formerly Dublin Airport Authority), is to step down in mid-January on the expiry of his current term of office. (...)

A customer uses a Bitcoin ATM in Dublin in 2014. Photograph: David Sleator

It’s been called the “queen of cryptocurrencies” and the biggest bubble in the world. Bitcoin, launched in January 2009, has gained astonishing moment(...)

Activity in manufacturing has jumped on the back of stronger client demand from both the domestic market and overseas customers. Investec’s purchasin(...)

Oxfam campaigners pictured outside the Department of Finance earlier this year, where they called on the Government to implement real transparency around where large companies make profit and pay tax.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has questions to answer with regard to its stated commitment to tackling tax avoidance, according to the head of charity Oxfam Ireland.(...)

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

European authorities have given the State the go-ahead to fast-track the repayment of €5.5 billion in outstanding loans from the International Monetar(...)

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