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Bargains in Emerald Isle

Expatriate investors tend to monitor property prices in their home countries carefully. Anna Healy Fenton looks for signs of a recovery in the battered Irish housing market.

Monday, 25 June, 2012, 12:00am

Ireland passes IMF/EU bailout review

Ireland is on track to exit its bailout later this year after passing its penultimate review by lenders, even with the economy in recession and uncertainty about the country’s banking sector persisting.

19 Jul 2013 - 11:59am

Ireland in recession as bailout exit approaches

Ireland’s economy slid into recession late last year and continued to contract sharply in early this year, new and revised figures showed on Thursday, just months before it is due to exit its EU/IMF bailout programme.

28 Jun 2013 - 2:32pm

Irish central bank to investigate audio of senior bankers laughing at regulators

Ireland’s central bank will investigate whether tapes of senior bankers laughing at regulators contain evidence rules were broken during the 2008 rescue of failed lenders that eventually led to the country’s EU bailout.

27 Jun 2013 - 3:07pm

Ireland publishes bill on life-saving abortions

Ireland’s government has published a long-awaited bill explaining the law on when life-saving abortions can be performed in a country that officially bans the practice.

1 May 2013 - 6:56pm

Mystery Hong Kong woman gives Irish church 100,000 euros

You could call it manna from heaven, a parish priest in Ireland got the shock of his life last week when a mystery woman from Hong Kong appeared on the doorstep of his church and handed him a €100,000 (HK$1 million) donation.

14 Apr 2013 - 6:02am 4 comments

Irish PM sorry for suffering of 'fallen women' at church-run laundries

More than 10,000 women were sent to the Magdalene laundries between 1922 and 1996 where they worked for no pay while the religious orders ran the laundries as commercial bodies.

7 Feb 2013 - 4:17am

Ireland's home prices in November rise at fastest pace in six years

Ireland's home values rose at the fastest pace in more than six years in November as the country recovered from Europe's worst real-estate crash.

2 Jan 2013 - 6:42am

Ex-IRA man's road to ruin likely to be repeated across Ireland

Few people represent the extremes of Ireland's recent history more than Thomas McFeely.

12 Dec 2012 - 4:17am

Clinton fails to silence talk husband Bill craves job of envoy to Ireland

Is Ireland big enough for Bill Clinton?

The chatter about what Mr. Clinton might do next has often tended towards the grandiose. In the past, there was talk of making an exception just this once and nominating the former United States president to serve as United Nations secretary general. (No American has ever served in that post.)

10 Dec 2012 - 4:12am