'Good beers' and trust helped bailout programme: Lagarde

'Good beers' and trust helped bailout programme: Lagarde

The head of the IMF Christine Lagarde said "good beers" were a factor in helping Ireland's bailout programme to work.

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ECB threatened to cut off emergency funding for banks in 'secret' Nov 2010 letter

ECB threatened to cut off emergency funding for banks in 'secret' Nov 2010 letter

The European Central Bank threatened to cut off emergency funding from the Irish banking system in November 2010.

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Decision on when to release bailout letter to be made next week

Decision on when to release bailout letter to be made next week

A Fine Gael MEP says a decision on when to release an infamous letter from the former head of the European Central Bank just before the Irish bailout four years ago will be made next week.

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First public auction of govt debt since bailout underway

First public auction of govt debt since bailout underway

This morning sees the first full public auction of Irish government debt since the end of our bailout.

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ECB: Not in public interest to release 2010 bailout letter

ECB: Not in public interest to release 2010 bailout letter

The ECB has refused to hand over a copy of the letter which forced Ireland into a bailout.

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Ireland 'still seeking debt deal'

Ireland 'still seeking debt deal'

Ireland will continue to fight European finance chiefs for a deal on its legacy bank debt, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said.

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IRA 'does not fund SF election campaigns'

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams accused the Justice Minister today of putting his own individual agenda ahead of political policies and the peace process.

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Adams hits back at McDowell

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has hit back at Justice Minister Michael McDowell after he accused the party of being of being “completely subservient” to the IRA.

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McDowell launches verbal attack on Sinn Féin

Justice Minister Michael McDowell has reportedly launched another verbal attack on Sinn Féin, accusing it of being “completely subservient” to the IRA.

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