Experts in their chosen fields give their verdicts on Budget 2016. File photograph: Getty Images

(...) of Budget 2016 turned out to be a damp squib. The problems in our housing market are not new(...)

There was immediate criticism of the 50 cent extra on packets of cigarettes in Budget 2016 from the National Federation of Retail Newsagents  and tobacco companies, with John Player Ireland calling the move a “bonanza for bootleggers”. File photograph: PA Photo

(...) excessive annual tax hikes continue to create fertile ground for the black market, so rather than raising(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin delivers his speech.

(...) announce over €15 million in new funding to facilitate the full participation of children with disabilities(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan delivering his Budget speech 5:27

(...) new path. The last few budgets have been hard, but they made it possible for Ireland to exit the(...)

Motor tax for commercial vehicles is set to drop by up to €4,295 with the introduction of a new 5-band tax regime

(...) €900, compared to the current system that starts at €333 and rises to €5,175. The new regime will(...)

Irish MEP Mairéad McGuinness, who sits on the European Parliament’s Environment and Public Health Committee. “To allow one member state to ban the use of animal feed containing GM ingredients in their territory would disadvantage farmers and seriously disrupt the livestock sector,” she said. Photograph: Alan Betson

(...) that has proven to be scientifically sound. In March, the commission paved the way for new GMO food(...)

Holly Madison at the Playboy Club in 2010. Photograph: Denise Truscello/WireImage

(...) longer turns a profit. It is merely there to bolster the wider Playboy brand. The magazine(...)

European shares fell on Tuesday following disappointing Chinese import data, dragged down by auto and mining stocks, though SABMiller soared after accepting a takeover proposal from rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.

(...) imports are still indicating that the Chinese economy is continuing to struggle,” said Markus Huber(...)

West End house is owned by the parents of actor Michael Fassbender. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Killarney’s not short of places to eat, but, on the edge of the National Park yet still in the(...)

A Volkswagen supervisory board committee charged with overseeing the external investigation into the emissions cheating meets on Tuesday in Wolfsburg. Photograph: Getty Images.

(...). Regulators are still reviewing the proposals, which range from a software update to new parts for diesel(...)