Year in Review
January begins with some of the worst weather conditions that the country has seen in years, while thousands of public-sector workers begin a work-to-rule and Apple unveils its much-anticipated iPad. Read full article.
Fine Gael's celebrity candidate waves goodbye to the Dail, while Toyota runs into problems across the world and Mary Coughlan and Michael O'Leary become embroiled in a very public dispute. Read full article.
Google are the focal point for a diplomatic dispute between China and the US, while the goverment and the public sector unions reach an agreement and the details of Ireland's banking implosion is announced. Read full article.
BA and Iberia sign a merger deal, making it the third biggest airline in the world, while trouble was brewing in Greece and that volcano wreaked havoc across the continent of Europe. Read full article.
The UK General Election dominated much of May, with political gaffes, television drama and a whole new government being main features, while back at home the government annouinces plans to sell VHI. Read full article.
A poll shows that the Labour Party are now the most popular party in the country, with Fine Gael reacting to the news by launching a leadership challenge to Enda Kenny, while two reports on Ireland's banking crisismade for interesting reading. Read full article.
Iconic Dublin department store Arnotts is to be taken over by Ulster Bank and Anglo Irish Bank, while the government struggles with stag hunting legislation and Tiger Woods remains the highest earning sports star in the world, despite the off-course problems. Read full article.
Anglo Irish Bank reported a loss of €8.2bn for the first half of the year, with Ulster Bank also reporting poor figues and Senator Ivor Callely is forced to resign after an expenses scandal. Read full article.
Ratings agency Standard & Poor's came out with a report that said the cost of Anglo could be €35bn. The government were quick to come out and clarify that the cost of Anglo could be... €34bn, worst case scenario. Read full article.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel spooked the markets, while Irish bond yields soared to record levels and the government announces its intention to publish a four-year plan. Read full article.
Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan becomes the first high-level person to admit that there would be a sizeable EU/IMF loan, while government ministers said such talk was fiction, and the government announced its four-year plan. Read full article.
The government delivered the most leaked and punishing Budget in the history of the State, while The Green Party announced its decision to leave government... in January and Fianna Fail ministers announce they will not stand in the next General Election . Read full article.