Declan Ganley, CEO of Ganley Group, argues that Ireland is in the same position it was in 2010 and that "nothing has been done" to resolve the debt "saddled" on taxpayers.» Read More
DUBLIN, Dec 16- Ireland, the first euro zone member to successfully exit its bailout, will return to debt markets with an issue of 10- year paper in early 2014 and may have space to ease austerity in its next budget, its finance minister said.
WASHINGTON, Dec 13- The International Monetary Fund disbursed Ireland's last aid tranche on Friday, as the country became the first euro zone member to successfully exit its international bailout.
WASHINGTON, Dec 13- The International Monetary Fund disbursed Ireland's last aid tranche on Friday, as the European island nation became the first euro zone country to successfully exit its international bailout.
DUBLIN, Dec 13- Three years after going cap in hand to international lenders, Ireland has officially ended its bailout, providing a landmark for euro zone efforts to resolve its debt crisis, its finance minister said on Friday.
*Ex-IRA party Sinn Fein could secure balance of power. DUBLIN, Dec 13- After a three-year struggle to convince financial markets that Ireland's economy is back on track, Prime Minister Enda Kenny's government now has to make the case to an equally tough audience: the Irish people.
Carsten Nickel, senior vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says the Irish recovery is a political story too as the governing coalition stuck to its reform program and came out stronger.
Patrick Coveney, CEO of Greencore, says Ireland is in a much better place than three years ago but caution still remains.
Gary McGann, CEO of Smurfit Kappa, says Ireland has made good progress as it prepares to exit its bailout program, but the country must stay competitive.
Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics, says Ireland will become a "success story" when investors buy Irish debt, but at present it remains a "risky proposition".
CNBC's Tom McKenzie explains the story behind Ireland's bailout exit.
Danny McCoy, CEO of IBEC, says Ireland will see a strong recovery as the country plans to exit its bailout program.
CNBC's Julia Chatterley caught up with Irish finance minister Michael Noonan, and asked him how he's feeling as Dublin prepares to exit its aid program.
LONDON, Dec 12- The bet paid off in Ireland and it paid off in Hungary but star bond investor Michael Hasenstab's faith in distressed countries honouring their sovereign debts faces an even bigger test in Ukraine. For the moment at least the fate of a $5 billion- plus punt on Ukraine government debt by the Franklin Templeton manager does not look promising.
Allister Heath, editor of CityAM, says that while the euro zone has exited the first phase of its crisis, "tensions are going to mount" as countries grow at different paces.
*BlackBerry well-positioned for the long term growth. LONDON, Dec 4- Bets on debt-ravaged Greece or ailing phone maker BlackBerry would make many investors flee, but for Prem Watsa both are part of a "cautious" strategy he employs to manage Fairfax Financial's $23.3 billion portfolio.
*Portugal swaps 6.6 bln euros of 2014/ 2015 bonds. Portugal swapped 6.6 billion euros in bonds expiring next year and in 2015 for longer maturities, in an exchange analysts said demonstrated improved market confidence.
DUBLIN, Nov 28- When Toby Gilbert decided to emigrate last year, he did not choose Australia over Dublin for sunshine and sandy beaches. "It was becoming an unliveable situation," said Gilbert, 31, of the gruelling hours that saw Ireland referred to the European Court of Justice last week for breaking EU working time directives for junior doctors.
*Unemployment rate falls to 12.8 percent from 13.6. DUBLIN, Nov 26- Irish unemployment shrank at its fastest pace in four years in the third quarter, falling below 13 percent for the first time since a property bust and boosting the government just as it completes its EU-IMF bailout.
PARIS, Nov 20- European stocks slipped on Wednesday, losing ground for the second session, as nagging worries over the global economic outlook and corporate profits kept investors on edge.
LONDON/ DUBLIN, Nov 17- After years of waiting on the sidelines, Britain's major pub chains have finally spotted an opening in Ireland, hoping tumbling property prices will give them a chance to expand into a neighbouring market they never managed to crack.