Why did Greece collapse and Ireland survive? First, because the Irish crisis was a banking crisis. And in Greece you can’t impose austerity and hope modernise at the same time.
Martin McGuinness resigns
Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister, Martin McGuinness has resigned his post, sparking a constitutional crisis which is likely to force new elections.
Apple and Ireland pledge to fight EU tax ruling
Apple and Ireland say they will contest an EU tax ruling that has landed the American tech giant with a 13 billion euro bill.
UK Government rejects Sinn Fein referendum call
The Government rejects a demand from Sinn Fein for a referendum to be held on Irish unity in the wake of the UK vote to pull out of the EU.
Northern Ireland’s football success
Northern Ireland has reached a major international football finals for the first time in 30 years.
Ulster Unionists to leave NI power-sharing executive
The party announced their intention to resign from Northern Ireland’s mandatory coalition bringing the future of the administration into serious doubt.
Karen Buckley: man admits murder of Irish student
Alexander Pacteau admits murdering Irish student Karen Buckley by strangling and repeatedly hitting her with a spanner.
Balcony collapse: Irish flags at half mast
Flags are flying at half mast on government buildings in Ireland as a mark of respect for six students who were killed after a balcony they were on collapsed in Berkeley, California.
Ireland criticised for abortion laws
The Irish government is being urged to update its abortion laws and stop exporting the procedure to England.
British warship helps rescue 500 more migrants near Italy
HMS Bulwark carries out another rescue mission in the Mediterranean, rescuing at least 500 migrants found in the sea off Libya.
It is fundamental. It is the bedrock of any society claiming to be democratic. And in the Republic of Ireland it has been wiped away at a stroke.
Europe’s anti-austerity movements: from Podemos to the SNP
The surge in support for the radical left Podemos party in Spain’s regional elections is the latest manifestation of a spectre haunting Europe: the rise of the anti-austerity movement.
Ireland hailed as beacon for human rights after yes vote
The historic gay marriage referendum should be held up as an example for the rest of the world, a campaigner has said.
Ireland votes overwhelmingly for gay marriage
The country becomes the first in the world to introduce same-sex marriage after a national referendum, with 62 per cent voting yes.
Prince Charles to visit scene of Mountbatten’s death
Prince Charles is due to visit the scene of his great uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten’s death today as his tour of Ireland continues.