Sep 28, 2011 03:33 EDT
Gay Irish senator David Norris has succeeded in securing the backing of the four local councils he needs to get his name on the ballot paper in the October 27 presidential election.
Sep 27, 2011 16:48 EDT
Gay Irish senator David Norris succeeded Tuesday in securing the backing of the four local councils he needs to get his name on the ballot paper in the October 27 presidential election.
Jun 10, 2011 12:51 EDT
Ireland's former finance minister Brian Lenihan died Friday of pancreatic cancer age of 52, just months after securing an international bailout for the country even as he battled the disease.
Feb 27, 2011 19:01 EST
Irish prime minister in waiting Enda Kenny will make the first moves to form a new government on Monday after his Fine Gael party emerged as the biggest party in historic elections.
Feb 24, 2011 15:48 EST
Ireland on Thursday transferred more than 12 billion euros ($16.5 billion) of deposits from two of its crisis-hit banks to rival institutions, part of efforts to secure an international bailout.
Jan 28, 2011 15:09 EST
Irish opposition leader Enda Kenny told the European Union on Friday that he would renegotiate his country's 67.5 billion euro bailout if, as expected, he becomes the new prime minister.
Jan 26, 2011 13:39 EST
Ireland's ruling party elected former foreign minister Micheal Martin as its leader Wednesday to replace Prime Minister Brian Cowen, as the government's crucial finance bill scraped over the first hurdle.
Jan 24, 2011 22:07 EST
Ireland looked set to bring elections forward to late February after its crumbling government struck a deal with opposition parties to fast-track legislation needed for an EU-IMF bailout.
Jan 24, 2011 14:23 EST
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's finance minister said on Monday that he expected parliament to pass the finance bill by Saturday and opposition parties said that meant an election was likely to be brought forward to late February.
Jan 24, 2011 10:50 EST
Ireland's crumbling government held crisis talks with opposition parties on Monday over their demands to bring elections forward to February and fast-track a finance bill to secure an EU-IMF bailout.
Jan 23, 2011 23:04 EST
Ireland's government was in tatters Monday after the junior coalition partners pulled out, as talks were set to start on fast-tracking a key finance bill in a move that would bring forward elections.
Jan 23, 2011 21:04 EST
Ireland's government was in tatters Monday after the junior coalition partners pulled out, as politicians were set to start talks on a finance bill vital to securing an international bailout.
Jan 23, 2011 15:33 EST
Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen's government was in tatters Sunday after the junior coalition partners pulled out, in a move likely to spark elections even earlier than those planned for March 11.
Jan 23, 2011 02:56 EST
Talks are accelerating that could see the eurozone's rescue fund given a wider remit in a bid to master a mercurial debt crisis and push national economies towards greater convergence.
Jan 22, 2011 21:54 EST
Four candidates Sunday launched a battle to lead Ireland's governing party after troubled Prime Minister Brian Cowen's quit the post after a series of crises forced him to announce snap polls.
Jan 22, 2011 15:21 EST
Ireland's embattled Prime Minister Brian Cowen announced Saturday he was stepping down as leader of his Fianna Fail party but would remain as the country's premier ahead of the March 11 general election.
Jan 21, 2011 17:20 EST
The Irish government on Friday unveiled the finance bill designed to finally cement the giant international bailout aimed at rescuing the country's economy.
Jan 18, 2011 22:00 EST
Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen insisted his party was ready to fight a looming general election after he saw off a leadership challenge from his foreign minister.
Jan 18, 2011 09:30 EST
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen believes he will win Tuesday's ballot to confirm his leadership of Fianna Fail, but no matter what the outcome his days as ruling party leader and premier are numbered.
Jan 17, 2011 07:57 EST
DUBLIN (Reuters) - An attempt by Ireland's foreign minister to oust unpopular Prime Minister Brian Cowen as the ruling party's leader has failed to attract support from any cabinet colleagues, the government's chief whip said on Monday.