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Little Beauty By Alison Jameson (Doubleday Ireland, £12.99)It’s 1975, and Laura Quinn is desperate to leave the remote island off the west coast of Ir(...)

Gross domestic product, the widest measure of economic activity, contracted by 0.6 per cent between January and March, compared to the previous three-month period on a seasonally adjusted basis.

Hopes for recovery in the economy in the second half of this year received a serious setback yesterday when new figures from the Central Statistics O(...)

Well-placed German government sources said Chancellor Angela Merkel was more than capable of distinguishing between the five-year-old remarks of Irish bankers and the views of the Irish Government. Photograph: Reuters

On Tuesday morning Dan Mulhall, the Irish Ambassador to Germany, gave an upbeat assessment of Ireland’s economic recovery and its EU presidency on (...)

A photo of today’s edition of one of Germany’s leading newspapers, the Frankfurter Allgemeine which carries an article on the Anglo tapes headlined: ‘Broke Irish bankers cheated the State’

It took almost five years, but the tapes of ex-Anglo Irish Bank executives have finally put Ireland on the front page of the best-selling Bild tabloid(...)

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Government is “determined” to unleash an inquiry in the wake of the latest revelations.

International reaction to the Anglo tapes scandal was mounting yesterday with media outlets pointing to an Irish government “suckered” or “hoodwinked”(...)

“In the calculation of blame for financial bad behaviour, a throwaway comment can weigh as heavily as a slew of statistics.” - quote from Financial Times. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Financial Times Under the heading, ‘Ireland should lift lid on bank crisis with an inquiry’, Jonathan Guthrie says:In the calculation of blame for fin(...)

Yesterday, the US 10-year [bond] rose above the 2.4 per cent threshold for the first time in two years. The equivalent German bond has gone from 1.2 per cent in early May to close to 1.7 per cent, a six-month high.

Just over three years ago, a run on the Irish economy began. Among other things, the price of Irish government bonds fell as investors dumped them. Wi(...)

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at a joint press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin today. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan today joined their Fine Gael colleague Richard Bruton in emphasising the need to avoid an(...)

US brokerage Cantor Fitzgerald has been approved as a primary dealer in Irish Government bonds, the National Treasury Management Agency said today. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters.

US brokerage Cantor Fitzgerald has been approved as a primary dealer in Irish Government bonds, the National Treasury Management Agency said today. “T(...)

Why would the Government wish to take ownership of part or all of Ulster Bank, a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in which the British g(...)

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