Leo Varadkar: the Minister for Health has indicated a €1 billion increase in health spending is required in the upcoming budget. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) closer to Boston than Berlin. The message that we are entitled to world-class public services without(...)

A Chinese day trader watches a stock ticker at a local brokerage house on Thursday in Beijing: a dramatic sell-off in Chinese stocks caused turmoil in markets around the world. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

(...) would have implications for growth, jobs and our public finances. Forecasts of growth of about 3 per(...)

Labour leadership hopeful Andy Burnham: “I won’t let those Bullingdon Boys – the heirs to Thatcher – do the same to people in 2015 as she did in 1985.” Photograph: Getty Images

(...) “credible” plan for public finances and criticised the Islington North MP’s opaque stance on Britain(...)

(...)-reinforcing crises in the banks, the property market, the recession-struck real economy and the public finances(...)

John Bruton: ‘The Department of Health, has been responsible for 70 per cent of the breaches in the ceilings (which altogether totalled over €600 million)’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

(...) the spring statement, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said the Government(...)

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. The government has denied any irregularities, arguing that it followed the law in its accounting practices last year. Photograph: AFP Photo/Evaristo Saevaristosa

(...) fiscal accounting court, in charge of reviewing public finances. The Brazilian constitution calls for the(...)

Co-op Bank’s chairman Dennis Holt on Tuesday apologised to customers for the bank’s failings and said it is a significantly stronger organisation today

(...) in its finances, a drugs scandal, an exodus of top executives and losses from bad commercial real(...)

(...) reasons. Fempi (Financial Emergency Provisions in the Public Interest) cuts have hit general practice(...)

Roberto Martinez has accused John Terry of joining a campaign to lure John Stones to Chelsea. Photograph: PA

(...) through the media because a club made a bid and made it public,” he said. “We have never been in a(...)

AIB said on Friday that it will cut its variable mortgage interest rate for both new and existing customers by 0.25 per cent, as it announced first half pre-tax profits of some €1.2bn, up by 50 per cent on the same period in 2014. (Photograph by Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times)

(...) pressure from Government and public interest groups alike to bring variable rates in line with Euro zone(...)