Tánaiste  Joan Burton: expressed concern that Irish Water not dealing with customer queries ‘efficiently, reliably and in a timely way’.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish Water has rejected a suggestion by Fianna Fáil that performance-related payments or bonuses were paid to its staff this year. Fianna Fáil(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin says he did not approve a bonus payments system for Irish Water staff. He said the Governmen(...)

Cill Urnaí voluntary housing association contacted the offices of the Director of Corporate Enforcement and the Garda Síochána, both of which have now initiated inquiries.

A long-standing Fianna Fáil councillor in Co Kildare has resigned from the party after financial irregularities were discovered at a voluntary housin(...)

Micheál Martin: described as “sinister’’ the manner in which the email had been leaked

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has dismissed out of hand an accusation by a Fine Gael backbench TD that he is attempting to damage his reputation. Seán Conlan (...)

The two Government Ministers who announced the Budget have said it was principally directed at the “squeezed middle” or “coping classes” in society. A(...)

“Budget 2015 was was not a giveaway or election budget. But compared to the workhouse rations of gruel that were meted out over the past seven years, this was a bonanza budget. There can be no doubt about that.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire 4:15

Compared to some of the budgets delivered by Charlie McCreevy when he was in full pomp, Budget 2015 was not a giveaway or election budget. But compare(...)

This afternoon’s Budget is expected to be the first since December 2007 that has not been an emergency or austerity measure. Photograph:  Ints Kalnins/Reuters

This afternoon’s Budget is expected to be the first since December 2007 that has not been an emergency or austerity budget with cuts totalling billion(...)

Seán Conlan, a Deputy for Cavan-Monaghan, this morning said Enda Kenny needs to answer questions about how an email sent only to him and one other Minister by an antiques dealer had found its way into a national newspaper.

A Fine Gael TD has accused the Taoiseach and those close to him of an attempt to damage his reputation following leaks to a newspaper over a disput(...)

A group of independent TDs could form part of the next government with non-party politicians being appointed as senior ministers, a leading independent figure in the Dáil has said

A group of independent TDs could form part of the next government with non-party politicians being appointed as senior ministers, a leading independen(...)

It’s twilight and halfway on the road between Athleague village and Roscommon town, the old jeep pulls up and a massive man emerges from the passeng(...)