Dominique Strauss-Kahn says he denies “with the greatest possible firmness” the charges against him. The task of replacing him as managing director of the International Monetary Fund is already underway.
The Minister for Finance heads to the Belgian capital today but is not expected to make any significant progress on the terms of Ireland’s bailout package as Greece, Strauss-Kahn and Portugal dominate the agenda.
Brendan Howlin has told Reuters that Ireland would seek to improve the terms of its bailout as he robustly defended the government’s position on corporation tax and ruled out further austerity measures.
In a country where some children never reach their fifth birthday, the son of the Equatorial Guinea’s dictator has commissioned a super-yacht complete with movie theatre, restaurant, pool and shark tank.
SPECULATION IS RIFE over when the upcoming general election will be held – but so far there’s been no solid answer from the government.
If the election is held early, some speculate it could follow a feelgood Budget boost. But that timing would also mean the banking inquiry wouldn’t be able to publish its report, and would that be worth sacrificing?
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