A Daugher Seeks Justice: The IRA and the Search for Truth

A Daugher Seeks Justice: The IRA and the Search for Truth

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 16, 2014

In 1972, about a dozen masked IRA gunmen kidnapped and killed Helen McKendry's mother for helping a dying Englishman. Now she wants the man she thinks is responsible -- Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams -- to pay for his alleged crime. By Ralf Hoppe more... Comment ]

Euro Crisis Reprieve: End to Bailout Programs Signals Recovery

Euro Crisis Reprieve: End to Bailout Programs Signals Recovery

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 15, 2013

Some four years after the euro crisis began, Ireland and Spain are set to graduate from their bailout programs, with Dublin planning to begin financing itself again early next year. It's a positive sign, but economists warn against premature optimism. By Stefan Kaiser more... Comment ]

Last Call: Crisis Closes Pubs, Mainstay of Irish Society

Last Call: Crisis Closes Pubs, Mainstay of Irish Society

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 02, 2013

With high unemployment, a surge in emigration and rising beer prices, Irish pubs are getting pinched by the crisis, and some 1,500 have been forced to shut their doors. But one entrepreneur has found a novel way to keep patrons and hold his community together. By Patrick Kremers more... Comment ]

Model Reformer in Trouble: Ireland Lobbies to Have Europe Share Banking Risk

Model Reformer in Trouble: Ireland Lobbies to Have Europe Share Banking Risk

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 07, 2013

Ireland's reform policies have been widely praised for helping it emerge from the crisis, but the truth is bleaker. If the government fails to get European taxpayers to assume some of the risk of its ailing banking sector, the country could soon require another bailout. By Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]

Hope in the Euro Zone: Crisis-Hit Countries May Have Turned the Corner

Hope in the Euro Zone: Crisis-Hit Countries May Have Turned the Corner

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 29, 2012

The euro zone's crisis-hit countries are becoming more competitive, according to a new German study. Wage costs are down, and the countries are reducing their trade imbalances. Painful reforms appear to be slowly bearing fruit, and the euro zone might even return to growth next year. more... Comment ]

Banking Woes: Ireland Still Long Way from Overcoming Debt Crisis

Banking Woes: Ireland Still Long Way from Overcoming Debt Crisis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 04, 2012

Irish voters have approved the fiscal pact in a closely watched referendum, to the relief of European leaders. But the country is still a long way from solving its debt crisis, and its banks will soon need additional billions in fresh capital. By Christoph Pauly in Dublin more... Comment ]

'Sigh of Relief': Irish Approve Fiscal Pact in Referendum

'Sigh of Relief': Irish Approve Fiscal Pact in Referendum

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 01, 2012

Ireland has approved the European fiscal pact in a closely watched referendum, averting a possible setback for a key element of Chancellor Merkel's approach to fighting the euro crisis. Although analysts say it's a sign of support for Europe, they point out that Ireland still has more serious problems to worry about. more... Comment ]

High-Stakes Referendum: Ireland's Test Vote on Merkel's Fiscal Pact

High-Stakes Referendum: Ireland's Test Vote on Merkel's Fiscal Pact

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 30, 2012

All of Europe is looking to Ireland as the country prepares to vote on Thursday in a referendum on the unpopular fiscal compact for greater budgetary discipline. If the Irish reject the new treaty, it won't just be a major blow to its main advocate Angela Merkel. It could also spark panic on the financial markets. By Carsten Volkery in London more...

Fiscal Pact Referendum: 'A Decisive Moment' for Ireland in Europe

Fiscal Pact Referendum: 'A Decisive Moment' for Ireland in Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 29, 2012

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has announced his country will hold a referendum on Europe's fiscal pact. A "no" vote in Ireland could cause uncertainty on the financial markets and even put the future of the common currency in doubt. But with the country still dependent on EU aid, the Irish can't afford to say no. By Carsten Volkery in London more... Comment ]

Winning Merkel's Praise: Amid Quiet Suffering, Irish Pave Road to Recovery

Winning Merkel's Praise: Amid Quiet Suffering, Irish Pave Road to Recovery

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 15, 2011

Ireland, which has received billions in aid from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, is setting the example for how to make painful cuts to get the country back on track in the debt crisis. But the success of the country's rescue will also hinge on economic developments in Europe and the United States.   By Marco Evers more... Comment ]