The Government is considering plans for “social dialogue” with trade unions and employers aimed at reaching an agreement on issues such as wage increa(...)

‘Leo Varadkar’s brave interview will be seen as a significant moment in Irish society.’Pictured is the Minister for Health  with Miriam O’Callaghan in RTE Radio studios. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Leo Varadkar’s brave interview will be seen as a significant moment in Irish society, a future clip on ‘Reeling in the Years’ which will provide a sig(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has rejected the idea that the Government’s forthcoming spring economic statement will include a five-year tax reform plan. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has rejected the idea of a five-year tax reform plan being included in the Government’s spring economic statement, while a Fine G(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton’s office has sent a memo to Labour ministers telling them to ‘develop a distinctive identity from Fine Gael’. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Labour Ministers have been told by Tánaiste Joan Burton’s office that the party must “develop a distinctive identity from Fine Gael” by emphasising is(...)

Lucinda Creighton is the only confirmed TD in her new party.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The new political year has seen a flurry of activity around various political groupings and embryonic parties which may emerge ahead of the next gener(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: “I read speculation of it having a five-year tax plan. I discussed that with Michael Noonan and he is as perplexed as I am. There is no such intention.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Labour Party has reacted angrily to the prospect of a five-year tax reform plan being included in the Government’s forthcoming spring statement on(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald yesterday told the Cabinet there is no specific information to suggest there may be a jihadi threat in Ireland(...)

Enda Kenny: There will be “an overall economic road map to grow the economy, to deliver full employment”. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Coalition is considering using its spring economic statement to outline a five-year tax reform plan as part of a springboard to try and secure a s(...)

The inquiry will hear from Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan today. Photograph: The Irish Times 2:04

The Department of Finance has objected to providing confidential Cabinet documents to the banking inquiry as part of a number of submissions on how th(...)

Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe is expected to publish “People, Place and Policy – Growing Tourism to 2025” in the coming weeks.

The Cabinet has approved a new strategy to increase revenues from tourism by €5 billion per year for the next 10 years and to create 50,000 extra jobs(...)