Last week’s meeting of EU finance ministers: while the Government views the muted market response to the backstop announcement as a thumbs up to its “go it alone” stratagem many observers are dubious about Ireland’s prospects to go it alone post-bailout.photograph: francois lenoir/reuters

Barring an accident Ireland looks set to exit the bailout on a tailwind of positive sentiment. The Government has hit every fiscal target asked of it,(...)

A screengrab of a graph showing the trend on Irish government bonds since March.

The Government’s decision to exit the bailout programme without a credit line has been was met with caution by some financial analysts. According to J(...)