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Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with Jeroen Djisselbloem (left, president of the Eurogroup), Luis de Guindos (Spanish economy minister) and Maria Luis Albuquerque (Portuguese finance minister). Photograph: Peter Cavanagh

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said the Government’s intention to sell its stake in Allied Irish Banks will not preclude any potential retroa(...)

Willem Buiter: “Ireland took one for the team because Europe decided it was not ready  to handle the contagion effects. It was not in the Irish national interest to do that.”

Ireland should withhold support for a new euro-area bank resolution authority until it gets a deal on its legacy bank debt, Citigroup economist Wil(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton (centre),  at the launch of the Report of the Entrepreneurship Forum  today. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton has re-iterated the government view that bonus should not be paid to senior management in Irish Water but said the de(...)

UK firm Camelot disputes the accuracy of Seán Fleming’s comments. Photograph: Eric Luke

The operator of the UK lottery has strongly rejected a suggestion by Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming that it was seeking to get rid of charity lotteries b(...)

Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in a scene from the film Philomena.

Sorcha PollakThe Irish Government has been called on to release over 60,000 secret adoption files to assist adult children, now living abroad, in trac(...)

Dr Richard Haass with Megan O’Sullivan, leaves the Stormont hotel in Belfast last month: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today that if necessary the British and Irish governments may have to intervene to press ahead with the Haass proposals (...)

A decision by Moody’s to lift Ireland’s credit rating to investment grade is a positive development but the State should not get ahead of itself, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

A decision by Moody’s to lift Ireland’s credit rating to investment grade is a positive development but the State should not get ahead of itself, Mini(...)

The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, who said ahead of Moody’s decision that “before too long, there will be funds flowing from China to the Irish sovereign”. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

The credit rating of the Irish Government has been raised to investment grade by Moody’s the most influential of the international credit rating agenc(...)

Moody’s, which gave Ireland its top Aaa grade in 1998 before the euro was introduced, cut the country’s rating to non-investment grade, or junk, in July 2011 following the financial collapse.  Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

The credit rating of the Irish Government has been raised to investment grade by Moody’s the most influential of the international credit rating agenc(...)

A certificate dated January 8th 1937, signed by Frank Aiken,  minister for defence, granting a dependents’ allowance to James Daly in respect of his son James Joseph Daly executed in India on  November 2nd 1920 for his part in the Connaught Rangers Mutiny.

The Connaught Rangers who mutinied as British soldiers in a far-away part of the empire became Irish heroes. News did not travel fast in 1920, but eve(...)

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