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All Changed Utterly as Ireland's 'Democratic Revolution' Takes Place

Niall O'Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Niall O'Dowd

First in the door was a young man with suitcase in tow heading for the emigrant plane to America, but stopping off first to cast his vote against the Fianna Fail government.

Death of the Celtic Tiger: A Cautionary Irish Tale

Lawrence Mishel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence Mishel

The Celtic Tiger went from boom to bust with breathtaking speed. In the wake of four austerity budgets -- seen as the toughest in Europe -- Ireland is locked in depression with ten successive quarters of economic contraction.

Irish Election Date Means End of Europe's Most Successful Political Party

Niall O'Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Niall O'Dowd

The wheels finally came off when six of Brian Cowen's ministers resigned over the last 48 hours and Cowen found himself unable to replace them.

Former Irish Premier Bertie Ahern Retires Amid Economic Devastation

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

Like a B-29 pilot gazing down at the smoking ruins of Hiroshima, Bertie Ahern, with grim satisfaction, says "my work here is done," and heads for home. His war is over.

Ireland Needs a New Political Party: It's a Matter of National Survival

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

The severity of the economic crisis that Ireland is now experiencing means that there is a massive popular desire for a new type of politics.