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Endgame: Can the Syriza-Troika gap be bridged?

Posted on by Tony Connelly

By Tony Connelly, RTÉ Europe Editor, Athens Within hours of Syriza’s stunning electoral victory the gulf between popular expectation in Greece and official generosity in Brussels and Berlin grew alarmingly. Addressing jubilant supporters in the centre of Athens on victory … Continue reading

Controversial Charlie Hebdo delivery delayed

Posted on by Joe Little

By Joe Little, Religious and Social Affairs Correspondent RTÉ News has learned that retailers here will not be receiving an expected delivery of the survivors’ edition of Charlie Hebdo on Friday. 120 businesses which had placed almost 2,000 orders with … Continue reading

‘It’s all left or right now’

Posted on by David Davin-Power

A chance encounter on a Leinster House corridor last week should have alerted me; chatting to Michael Noonan about the water charge u-turn, the Finance Minister suggested that the steam was going out of the issue, but that the controversy … Continue reading

Pope calls for help to care for refugees

Posted on by Joe Little

Opening a three-day visit to Turkey, Pope Francis has said the international community has a moral obligation to assist in caring for two million refugees who have fled there from neighbouring Syria and Iraq. By Joe Little, Religious and Social … Continue reading

Water the newest currency in Irish politics

Posted on by Conor McMorrow

During the long hot summer, the death of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds reminded us of a bygone era. After his passing, we were reminded of Albert’s time as Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when he did so much to ensure … Continue reading

Tax probe could upset the Apple cart for Ireland

Posted on by Tony Connelly

By Europe Editor Tony Connelly The European Commission’s salvo against Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland is the most serious assault yet on the Government’s long-standing defence of the country’s tax system as it affects overseas companies. The investigation does not … Continue reading

Coalition needs to spin clear of “Fianna Fáil/PD Tribute Budget”

Posted on by Conor McMorrow

Its five weeks until the big day. But ‘Budget Season’ is firmly upon us. The release of positive exchequer returns has this week intensified discussion on the scope for a smaller-than-anticipated adjustment. The season of speculation and spin has already … Continue reading

Assassination of Franz Ferdinand still divides Bosnia 100 years on

Posted on by Paul Cunningham

People in Sarajevo have been very uneasy about marking the centenary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie. It’s a big moment for the city. Yet people seemed reluctant to talk to me about the man … Continue reading

Not quiet on the Western Front: Why Cameron will go down fighting

Posted on by Tony Connelly

Tonight 28 EU leaders will symbolically mark 100 years since the outbreak of World War I by gathering in the West Flanders town of Ypres, the centre of intense fighting a century ago. They will meet first in Flanders Field, … Continue reading

The Long and Winding Road: The struggle to secure a bank debt deal

Posted on by Tony Connelly

The odds on Ireland securing a full-blooded bank recapitalisation using Europe’s €500bn  ESM bailout fund now appear low. Time and politics have moved on since the eurozone summit of June 2012, when Taoiseach Enda Kenny secured the promise of help … Continue reading

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