Wounded Celtic Tiger Is Slowly Recovering
It remains to be seen how successful Ireland will be, with the eurozone's economy still floundering, Germany's slowing, and problems continuing within its own borders.
Irish Vote to Support E.U. Fiscal Treaty Could Be at Risk
With support for the current Irish government falling, an upcoming referendum on acceptance of the latest E.U. fiscal treaty could be at risk as support for the opposition rises.
Ireland Woos Pensioners for Bonds
Ireland plans to entice its senior citizens to invest in Irish bonds through their pension plans. If it succeeds, it could avoid having to seek a second bailout.
Ireland Sees Opportunity in Greek Solution
The deal brokered by the euro zone nations to save Greece from default has opened a window of opportunity for Ireland in which Dublin may seek relief for its own wounded economy.
Ireland Hopes for Rate Cut on Bailout
As euro zone ministers discussed easier terms and a second bailout for Greece, they also considered relaxing the terms under which Ireland must repay its own package of rescue loans.
Irish Unemployment Tops 14%, Hits 17-Year High
Unemployment in Ireland has topped 14% for the first time since 1994, highlighting the dire financial challenges facing the new government of Prime Minister Enda Kenny.
Weakest Eurozone Countries Plead for Help at Brussels Summit
The eurozone's weakest states pleaded for more help from their richer neighbors at a Brussels summit, where leaders worked to resolve the debt crisis by the end March.
Germany May Back Bailout Cut if Ireland Raises Corporate Tax
Michael Meister, the deputy parliamentary leader of the Christian Democrat party in Germany, said Friday that if Ireland would raise its corporate tax, Berlin might support a renegotiation of the cost of Dublin’s bailout package.
New Irish Government Seeks Bailout Changes; EU Considers Lower Rates
The two parties that emerged victorious in Ireland’s election were to launch talks on Monday to work on renegotiation of terms for the country's EU-IMF bailout package.