A single teacher could have purchased a two-bed home in Dublin 4 back in 1995, but today - if they can get the necessary loans - will be looking at an apartment in Tallaght

A single teacher could have purchased a two-bed home in Dublin 4 back in 1995, but today - if they can get the necessary loans - will be looking at an(...)

Carlo Cottarelli: steps in to lead government as  Five Star leader Luigi Di Maio claims President  Sergio Mattarella was responsible for “the darkest night Italy’s democracy has ever seen”.   Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty

European capitals watched nervously on Monday and markets tumbled as Carlo Cottarelli stepped forward to head a temporary new Italian government. The (...)

Italian president Sergio Mattarella: blocked a proposal by Five Star and League to nominate eurosceptic economist Paolo Savona as finance minister. Photograph: Fabio Frustaci/AP

Investors ditched Italian bonds and equities on Monday as Sergio Mattarella, Italy’s president, sought to head off political and market tensions by as(...)

 Italian president Sergio Mattarella addresses the media after meeting Italy’s premier-designate Giuseppe Conte in Rome. Mr  Mattarella said he refused to approve populist leaders’ choice of an economy minister –  Paolo Savona – who has expressed anti-euro views. Photograph: Fabio Frustaci/EPA

Italy’s efforts to form a government broke down on Sunday after the president rejected a eurosceptic pick for the key economy ministry, triggering a (...)

Italy’s prime minister-designate Giuseppe Conte: markets are tumbling on fears the Eurosceptic government will go on a spending spree.  Photograph: Tony Gentile

Italy’s prime minister-designate Giuseppe Conte laboured to finalise his cabinet team on Friday as markets tumbled on fears the incoming Eurosceptic g(...)

Giuseppe Conte addresses journalists after meeting with Italy’s president Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome on Wednesday. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Giuseppe Conte has been given a formal mandate to become Italy’s next prime minister, heading a coalition of two populist parties that is set to take (...)

 Five-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio  talks to the media, as he arrives at the Lower House in Rome, Italy

Italian bond prices have taken another leg downwards as political turbulence in the euro zone’s third-largest economy continues to rumble markets. Yi(...)

Giuseppe Conte: as well as his New York University claims he also said he enhanced his legal studies at Yale University in New Haven, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, the Sorbonne in Paris and Cambridge University in the UK

The nomination of Giuseppe Conte to serve as prime minister of the incoming populist government of Italy was hit by doubts after questions arose about(...)

Matteo Salvini (left), leader of the far-right League party, and Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome in April. Photographs:  Tiziana Fabi and Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Eleven weeks after an inconclusive election, Italy is close to having a new government that will bring upheaval at home and inject new tensions into t(...)

Giuseppe Conte, a civil lawyer and academic, who has been proposed by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League as Italy’s new prime minister.

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League have proposed Giuseppe Conte, a civil lawyer and academic, as the country’s new(...)

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