John Fitzgerald

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IMF managing director Christine Lagardepaid tribute to the “steadfast policy implementation” of the Irish Government. Photograph: Peter Cavanagh

Economic growth this year may be even higher than the most optimistic forecasts to date, a senior economist said yesterday, after the Central Stati(...)

Anthony Clifford (23) of Mourne Road, Drimnagh pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two counts of violent disorder in Temple Bar on April 29th, 2012.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A Dublin man has received a six-year sentence for his role in viciously attacking two American tourists who had tried to stop a city centre robbery.An(...)

Construction will be one of the main areas of focus for the Government next year as part of wider effort to boost employment, and changes to local planning laws and a tax on unused sites are being considered.

A tax on vacant development sites is one of a number of options being considered as part of Government efforts to kick start the property sector. Cons(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Stuart Dwyer, US Charge d’Affaires lay wreaths during a ceremony at the US Embassy in Ballsbridge. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Irish and American flags flew at half-mast yesterday at the John F Kennedy Memorial Park, a few kilometres from the Co Wexford farm where the late(...)

Dr Garret Fitzgerald: “He loved large data sets and finding a picture in there that he could deliver to anyone”

The life and work of Garret FitzGerald was celebrated last night at the publication of his last scholarly work, a book on education that was completed(...)

Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor and party leader of the Christian Democratic Union:  officials from both the CDU and the SDP said  coalition negotiations in Berlin played no role in the decision. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Berlin has denied German domestic politics influenced Ireland’s decision to exit its EU-International Monetary Fund programme without a financial safe(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan:  “I know there are people in the Opposition parties and they’d love if Ireland failed, because they’re building their party - Sinn Féin are building a party - on the prospect of a failed economy,” he told reporters yesterday.

The Government will present international investors with a six-year economic strategy as it leaves the bailout next month, an initiative specifically (...)

Prof John Fitzgerald of the ESRI: “Our view is it’s safer to do the €3 billion this year”

The Government risks missing its fiscal targets for next year by opting for a budgetary adjustment of less than €3.1 billion, the Economic and Social (...)

John Dundon, who was jailed for life by the Special Criminal Court on Tuesday for the murder of Shane Geoghegan.
The Dundon legacy

It’s a wet Thursday afternoon and Mattie Collins is standing at the doorway of his home on Clarina Avenue. It’s no more than 30 metres from Hyde Ro(...)

John Dundon is driven under escort from the Special Criminal Court  after being sentenced to life in prison for the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan. Photograph: Eric Luke

John Dundon’s conviction was met with widespread relief across Limerick, where there has not been a murder for 19 months.“They said Shane Geogheghan w(...)

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