Finance Minister Michael Noonan speaking to the media at the Fine Gael party think-in during the week in Killenard, Co Laois.

It would be “prudent” to make the full austerity budget adjustments due in 2014 and 2015, tax consultancy group Deloitte has suggested. Publishing its(...)

Fr Sean Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland. He said a universal pension would be a simpler, fairer and more just system. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Introducing its proposals for universal pension scheme the Social Justice Ireland group claimed that every person over the age of 65 could have a pens(...)