Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: The new plan assumes  more than €600 million will be available for tax concessions in each of the next three years

(...) childcare, education and health, all while eliminating the deficit in the public finances by 2018.The tax(...)

An ESPN report revisited Floyd Mayweather’s history of domestic abuse. Photograph: Getty

(...) back Ray Rice. A video of Rice knocking out his girlfriend in public went viral on social media and(...)

“Free money is there to spend on infrastructure: it isn’t really borrowing, more an asset swap.” Photograph: Alan Betson

(...), permanently, to pay for public-sector wages and social welfare. The tax system must be able to support the(...)

Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance: the spring economic statement, to be unveiled in the Dáil, will set a five-year plan for  public finances and assumes the economy will expand by 4 per cent this year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

(...) public finances, assumes the economy will expand this year by 4 per cent. Growth rate This marks a big(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speaking at the 76th party ardfheis at the RDS. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times. 3:13

(...) repeated.”He said sound public finances were essential, and the biggest threat to them was the bidding war(...)

The late Brian Lenihan, who was Fianna Fáil minister for finance in 2009.    Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

(...) spectacularly backfired.The Government then announced a scalding round of public sector pay cuts in a desperate(...)

Three key issues: the non-trickle-down effect, spending versus saving, and who’s first in the queue are all up for debate. Illustration: CSA/Vetta/Getty

(...) public finances will outline how the numbers might add up for the coming years. The statement will have(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin addresses the party’s ardfheis in the RDS.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:31

(...) turned around the public finances.“They voted and campaigned against all of the key measures which(...)

Sergio Marchionne wants to find a new owner or partner for Fiat but it’s a tall financial order

(...) shore up its finances just to survive. Then, Sergio Marchionne, a man who favours comfy jumpers over(...)

The introduction by the Government of a Spring statement on the public finances, due to be(...)