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Election Will Herald New Era in Ireland

Carsten Volkery, Der Spiegel

A Furious Ireland Heads to the Polls

Denis Murray, Daily Telegraph

How the Irish Bubble Burst

Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal

Where's the Rage in Bankrupt Ireland?

Michael Lewis, Vanity Fair

When the Irish vote in the country's general election on Friday, they will be keen to punish those politicians they see as responsible for the country's sorry state. But the hands ...(full article)

The next Irish government will be seeking changes to the conditions of the bailout. But the IMF holds the purse-strings and will respond positively only to reasonable argument, and...(full article)

They call them "ghost estates" in Ireland – housing developments that were half finished when the money ran out and the work stopped. I'm at an estate on the outskirts of...(full article)

If you want to study the economic crisis of the last few years, go to Ireland, where you will find it in its purest form. Ireland is a small country, with a population of just 4.4 ...(full article)

When I flew to Dublin in early November, the Irish government was busy helping the Irish people come to terms with their loss. It had been two years since a handful of Irish poli...(full article)

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Most Recent Articles

Ireland's Early Turn to Election Mode - Irish Times

Party promises based on tax cuts are insufficient in a volatile world...

Ireland's New Spirit of Gentle Maturity - Jan Morris, The Spectator

You can see the legacy of the Celtic Tiger years, in good roads and boarded-up shops, but something different is now abroad....

50 Things Ireland Needs in 2016 - Diarmaid Ferriter, Irish Times

As the year draws to a close, it is time to plan ahead. Here are 50 things we need in Ireland in 2016:...

Debunking Myths on Migration - Irish Times

Migrants provide more to host states in taxes and social contributions than they receive in benefits....

Brexit Will Have Massive Impact on Ireland - Denis MacShane, Irish Times

The consequences for the rest of Europe and especially Ireland will be gigantic. Those in charge in the 27 other EU capitals should start making contingency plans for Brexit now &n...

Ireland's Economy Rises From the Ashes - Economist

WHILE the euro zone limps along, growing in the third quarter by a disappointing 0.3% (an annualised rate of 1.2%), one small member of the 19-strong currency club is racing ahead....

United Ireland Not Happening Anytime Soon - Gerry Moriarty, Irish Times

If Catholicism and Protestantism were absolutely and respectively synonymous with nationalism and unionism, it could be argued a united Ireland would happen sooner rather than late...

Ireland's Radical New Plan to Treat Addicts - German Lopez, Vox

Ireland's top drug official is embracing a public health approach to drugs. On Monday, the minister in charge of national drug strategy said that Ireland's next government will l...

Would Brexit Destabilize the Irish Peace Process? - C. McCall, Guardian

The campaign for the UK to leave the EU is partly invigorated by concerns – and perhaps insecurities – relating to EU workers’ freedom of movement. A central elem...

How Ireland's Fortunes Crashed With the Euro - Irish Times

Which euro zone country lost more personal wealth as a result of the financial crisis? Ireland – losing more than €18,000 per per person – closely followed by Gree...

Ireland Needs Political Reform - Farrell, O'Malley, Suiter & Reidy, Ir. Times

The fundamental problem remains that the Dáil cannot and does not do its job properly...

A Return to Northern Ireland's Troubles - Eamonn McCann, NY Times

The collapse of the agreement need not spell disaster. Sustaining a crisis-ridden system based on separate identities has been an exercise in building and burning bridges simultane...

Ted Kennedy's Quiet Role in Irish Peace - Trina Vargo, Irish Times

Ted Kennedy was his own man. He knew when to open the door to Gerry Adams by granting him a visa and when to close it until the decommissioning of weapons occurred. While he took a...

Confronting the Inevitable on Corporate Tax in Ireland - Irish Times

The Government is set to take a major initiative in discussions on global corporate tax reform, and in next month’s budget will announce measures to ensure multinational comp...

Electoral Storms Ahead in Europe? - Andy Langenkamp, RealClearWorld

The Financial Times' Gideon Rachman recently wrote: "At some point, the desperation and hopes of the refugees are likely to collide with the fears and resentments of European voter...

What's Going on in Northern Ireland? - Ciara Dunne, New Statesman

The majority of people in Northern Ireland have been clear, both in referendum and in their actions, they want peace and stability. If the parties of Northern Ireland don’t f...

Seismic Shock Awaits Ireland's Party System - Liam Weeks, Irish Times

The roots of the current fragmentation of the party system run deeper than the recession...

Competition Returns to Irish Markets - Irish Times

Government intervention is not an ideal tool, but Minister for Finance Michael Noonan needs to keep up the pressure....

Who's Nexit? 5 EuroStates in Trouble - Daniel Altman, Foreign Policy

Which will be the next eurozone domino to fall? With Greece enjoying a temporary lull in its apparently permanent crisis, we can take a moment to look around its neighborhood at ot...

Make Voting Compulsory to Change Ireland - Mary Minihan, Irish Times

Imagine what kind of Ireland we would have if all those who tend not to vote came out and made their voices heard in the upcoming general election. If large numbers of people who a...

Magna Carta's Dublin Connection - Peter Crooks, Irish Times

Eight hundred years ago this week, in a meadow by the river Thames near Windsor Castle, one of the most famous documents in world history was born: Magna Carta (The Great Charter)....

A Dream Comes True in Ireland - Boston Globe

Ireland’s vote to legalize same-sex marriage last weekend — by an overwhelming margin — is a rainbow dream that was largely unimaginable just a decade ago. Prime ...

Vatican: Irish Gay Marriage a Loss for Mankind - Kirchgaessner, Guardian

A senior Vatican official has attacked the legalisation of gay marriage in Ireland. The referendum that overwhelmingly backed marriage equality last weekend was a “defeat for...

Ireland Is a Kinder, Fairer Place - Joseph O'Connor, Guardian

The referendum was a victory for the old ideas of humane citizenship and societal empathy...

Could Gay Marriage Reunite Ireland? - Francis Barry, Bloomberg View

The Irish referendum is notable for another reason: It further erodes the original justification for partition between a Protestant majority in the north and a Catholic majority in...

Ireland Today Votes on Gay Marriage - S Collins, Irish Times

Over 3.2 million people entitled to vote in referendums on same-sex marriage and reducing the age of presidential candidates....

Gay Vote Shows a Stunning Shift in Irish Attitudes - D. Dalby, NY Times

DUBLIN — In 1993, Ireland was among the last countries in the Western World to decriminalize homosexuality. Some 22 years later, it could become the first to legalize same-se...

Getting the Internet Generation to Vote - Irish Times

Every vote counts. Make sure you use yours....

An Irish EU Exit Would Be a Bad Move - Irish Times

Britain’s vote on EU membership creates uncertainty for Ireland and the possibility of a British exit – Brexit – is a cause for concern, with many of the key risk...

Ireland Accidentally Legalizes Drugs for a Day - Alan Ryan, Daily Beast

Ireland, for one day only, accidentally legalized the possession of a litany of drugs. Don’t worry—it was only the scariest and most disorienting ones. Due to a ruling in the C...

Is the Euro Compatible with Democracy? - Philippe Legrain, FP

“New elections change nothing,” asserted Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, ahead of the Greek vote in January that swept into office a radical-left government p...

The Politics of Them and Us - Irish Times

Like Piketty’s findings about the US, Britain and France, Tasc shows that from the 1980s – the Thatcher-Reagan years – the income share of the Irish top 1 per cen...

How Tony Blair Betrayed Northern Ireland - Norman Tebbit, T'graph

Tony Blair had to be dragged kicking and screaming to appear before the Northern Ireland Select Committee, but he must have been very pleased with himself to have got away so light...

A Volatile Electorate in Ireland - Irish Times

Water charges and absence of feel-good factor hits coalition parties....

15 Years In, No Celebration in N. Ireland - Ruth D. Edwards, Telegraph

Champagne bottles won’t be cracked open today to mark the 15th anniversary of the first meeting of the Northern Ireland Executive. If required to by the few desperate phot...

Does Ireland's Recovery Create Room for Austerity? - Irish Times

A year ago Minister for Finance Michael Noonan based his 2014 Budget on a two per cent rate of growth in gross domestic product. Last week, and for the third time in a month, he ra...

A Humane Approach to Asylum - Irish Times

Official Ireland has always regarded immigrants and asylum seekers as problems. That is why legislation emanating from the Department of Justice has been so strict and inflexible, ...

Temper the Exuberance over Irish Economy - John O' Hagan, Irish Times

Some recent commentaries would at times lead one to believe that our public finances problem has almost been resolved. And that with renewed significant growth the severe unemploym...

Scotland Should Heed Lesson from Irish - Ruth Edwards, Telegraph

"We all relate to England – whatever England is,” David Chillingworth, Episcopalian Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, told the Irish Times this week, “b...

Why Ireland Has an Abortion Ban - Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times

The most successful single issue movement in the history of the State, the Pro-Life Amendment Campaign (PLAC), was established in January 1981 by 13 organisations: the Congress of ...

Ireland's New Abortion Law: No Choice at All - The Guardian

Ireland’s abortion act promised access to abortion at least in a few cases. In practice, it seems to have made no difference at all....

Scotland Looks Forward, Ireland Looks Back - Francis Barry, Bloomberg

As Scotland is debating its future, Ireland is debating its past. Last week, as a televised political debate over independence took center stage in Scotland, a row erupted over Ir...

U.S. Trails Belgium in Global Good? - John Grgurich, The Fiscal Times

United States: 21, Ireland: 1. No, that's not the score of the latest World Cup game (soccer fans can only dream of a high-scoring game like that). This is where the United S...

800 Irish Babies in a Septic Tank? Not Exactly - Jason Walsh, New Republic

That Story About Irish Babies Buried in a Septic Tank Was Shocking. It Also Wasn't Entirely True. Today's international news cycle and old Irish tendencies created a perfect storm ...

The Delusion of the Irish - Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times

Meet an egomaniac and you know you are also meeting a deeply insecure person. People who are uncertain about themselves sometimes deal with their anxiety by creating an exaggerated...

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