‘The new Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly, the Economic Management Council, and the Cabinet  redesigned the project in a way that stripped Irish Water of all its original justification.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

(...) necessary. It would, we were told, ease the burden on the public finances which would otherwise arise from(...)

Pearse Doherty: letter shows Government “blatently misinforming” Eurostat. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

(...) on the State’s books was a matter of importance that needed a full public debate. Press conference(...)

When Eurostat looked at Irish Water and applied what amounts to an ‘if it quacks like a duck’ test, it found the utility was not independent of Government. Photograph: AFP

(...) paid to households is separate from Irish Water’s finances, as the Government argues. For all these(...)

The Danske Bank study reveals that the lowest levels of consumer confidence were displayed in Carrickfergus and Antrim

(...) may have had some unsettling effects on household finances. “The outcome of the UK election and its(...)

The Central Bank’s assessment of economic conditions is cautiously positive. Photograph: The Irish Times

(...) public finances. But it also says the fruits of recovery would be better spent on debt reduction and on(...)

Former tanáiste Mary Harney said the government should have asked harder questions and dug deeper than it did in the lead up to the banking crash. Screengrab: Oireachtas

(...) unsustainable construction activity and property transactions on the economy as a whole and the public finances(...)

Anti-water charge protesters outside the Irish Water head office in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

(...), rather than a new and potentially independent entity. The public opposition and non-payment of water(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton TD and Taoiseach and Fine Gael: the country’s deficit and debt levels will now be a little higher than foreseen. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

(...) vulnerability among many on the State’s balance sheet. And if all goes to plan, the public finances would still(...)

Gerry Adams at a press conference in Dublin on July 28th, 2005, responding to the IRA announcement that its armed campaign was over. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

(...) of pounds from the finances of the North’s Executive, the British government has attacked the ability(...)

Editorial comment: Economy

(...) consider their impact on limited public finances. Ibec takes issue with the way new EU budget rules are(...)