“In the end, it was partly Ishbel’s activism and meddling that was her – and her husband’s – undoing.”

In a commemorative decade where public attention is mostly trained on events of large-scale and(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: EU rules will still limit what Ministers can plan to spend next year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

(...) month for the government finances. Rising employment continues to support income taxes, and the long(...)

It has become increasingly easy to shop around for treatment thanks to dentists displaying their prices not just in their practices but also online

It’s undoubtedly a pain in the mouth, but since public dental cover was slashed by the government(...)

Former minister for finance Brian Lenihan warned proposals for compulsory redundancies ‘could provoke a serious reaction’. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

(...) some State programmes being shut down or scaled back due to the collapse in the public finances, there(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has launched a blistering attack on Fine Gael and party leader Enda Kenny.

(...). “They claim to have turned around the public finances, but they voted against the majority of measures(...)

The President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, has said “comfortable assumptions” that legal fees should continue as before “without the slightest regard for privations experienced by citizens”, including other professionals, does not serve “the interests of justice”. Photograph: Alan Betson

(...) circumstances where a major financial and economic catastrophe has affected the national finances”.He personally(...)

(...). “Unfortunately as the crisis deepened it became necessary to raid the fund to shore up government finances. A(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “Our economy is growing; our public finances are under control. Jobs are being created.” Photograph: The Irish Times

(...). So I don’t want that. “Our economy is growing; our public finances are under control. Jobs are being(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: ‘At the moment there are more pressing demands on the health service.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

(...) public health system “in principle” but said there were more urgent demands on finances. The fertility(...)

Martin Shanahan, Chief Executive IDA, said that companies themselves ultimately decide where they want to locate. Photograph: Alan Betson

(...) the public finances and comes on top of record low borrowing costs on bond markets, thanks in no small(...)