‘We all know that the start of our budgetary problem was the “When you have it, you spend it” Charlie McCreevy philosophy. The then finance minister did add, when he said this in 2001, that “the mistake is to try to spend it when you haven’t got it”.’

(...) more money increasing public sector pay. There is a debate to be had about who should benefit from the(...)

Catherine Murphy: her comments in the Dáil were published on the Oireachtas website. Photograph: Alan Betson

(...) out and dispel public concern that a legal fire-blanket has been cast over freedom of speech in the(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien. File photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

(...) serious public interest raised in the Dáil cannot be aired or reported on by the national broadcaster and(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said the public service pay deal would cost €566 million over three years  and would “secure a peaceful industrial relations environment until September 2018”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

(...) legitimate aspirations of public servants for pay recovery and sustaining our improving public finances,” he(...)

Last year the State collected €41.28 billion in tax, the first time in six years that receipts exceeded €40 billion. Photograph: Alan Betson

(...) public finances. The path back was arduous. Last year the State collected €41.28 billion in tax, only(...)

 Prof Honohan was speaking at the Oireachtas finance committee, likely to be his final appearance before he leaves his role later this year  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

(...) profits arising from favourable market conditions. “This really strong benefit to the public finances has(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe: “We have very carefully considered all of the issues involved and have concluded that supporting IAG’s offer is in the best interests of the airline, its employees, the travelling public, job creation and the economy overall given the vital role that air access plays in our economy as an island nation. ”

(...) travelling public, Aer Lingus and its employees, the Irish tourism industry and the Irish economy as a whole(...)

‘The judgment in the case of Denis O’Brien versus RTÉ this week will help to keep the box closed. No details of the basis for this decision can be published, though we may see parts of the judgment published next month.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

(...) a reasonable job. Warnings that a further financial hole would appear in its finances have proved(...)

 Billy Graham at his home  near Asheville, North Carolina in 2006. Photograph:  Charles Ommanney/Getty Images

Graham ever exercised much influence on public policy. But he says that Graham did exercise considerable(...)

Jyrki Katainen: favours a more market-focused emphasis.  Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty

(...) important that member states continue to reform, and keep the public finances in good shape . . . but one(...)