Ruairí Quinn, who along with fellow former Labour leaders Pat Rabbitte and Eamon Gilmore, will not contest the next election. Photograph: Frank Miller

One hundred TDs and Senators – or close to half the Oireachtas – are not expected to return to Leinster House after the general election, with €14 mil(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  is being lobbied to raise the threshold on inheritances adult children can receive from parents without having to pay tax. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Death and property are probably the two great Irish obsessions. It’s a long way from inheritance tax most of us were reared, but contemporary “death d(...)

Alex White said he did not underestimate the challenge of winning back support. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Alex White has said the eighth constitutional amendment on abortion will not be repealed unless Labour is part of the next(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern gave an hour-long interview to Miriam O’Callaghan on RTÉ Radio One on Sunday. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Following a lengthy stint in the banking inquiry’s witness box, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has re-emerged to vent his spleen at the Mahon tribuna(...)

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern leaving the banking inquiry last week. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has insisted he had no responsibility for banking issues that contributed to Ireland’s financial crash. Mr Ahern said t(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said it was an “absolute red line” that the corporation tax rate did not go beyond 12.5 per cent.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said his “mantra” for budgets is that they should be “economically smart and socially just”. He said personal (...)

Minister of Finance Michael Noonan  said there could not be a ‘giveaway budget’. Photograph: Sara Freund

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said the Opposition is “nervous” about the upcoming budget. Mr Noonan said there was “significant space” this (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan; Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has offered some advice to mortgage holders following the publication of a Central Bank report showing savings can(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin TD speaks at the National Economic Dialogue. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times.

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said childcare and pensions were among the key “pressure points” that had emerged at the Nat(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has insisted the cervical cancer vaccine is continually monitored for safety after Fianna Fáil expressed concern a(...)