Pay, don’t pay. Either way, the taxpayer always pays in the end.

The contentious issue of Irish Water has been completely resolved and everything is grand now, right? If by “completely resolved”, you mean completely(...)

Landlords looking to evict a tenant in order to sell a property must sign a statutory declaration that they are doing so, according to new measures.

Landlords who want to evict a tenant on the grounds of selling the property must sign a statutory declaration that they are doing so, according to new(...)

In his statement in September 2012 Brendan Howlin said the annual value in allowances that would not be paid to new beneficiaries was in the region of €475million. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Much of the controversy over recent weeks about low pay for new teachers, gardaí has stemmed in effect from a Government decision in September 2012 to(...)

The Government has signalled it will abolish the two-tier public service pay structure which has seen thousands of recently recruited gardaí, teachers(...)

Patrick Pearse’s grandnephew, Patrick Pearse and his grandson Jamie Preston, pause to look at a plaque baring his name during a ceremony to commemorate Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh, who were executed after the Easter Rising, at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Commemoration events have taken place in the Stonebreakers’ Yard in Kilmainham Gaol to mark 100 years since the start of the executions of the leaders(...)

A spokesman for Irish Water said the company was likely to become more reliant on the exchequer

Irish Water will become increasingly dependent on State funding in the coming months when income from domestic water charges ceases, as called for und(...)

 Independent TD John Halligan at Leinster House in Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Independent TDs indicated they will not allow differences over localised issues to derail agreement with Fine Gael over their participation in a minor(...)

 Credit must go to Enda Kenny who will have confounded his many critics one more time if he manages to be elected Taoiseach for a second term. Since the election setback he has displayed resilience and patience in the face of political misfortune and it looks as if that is going to be rewarded. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

After more than nine weeks of political gamesmanship, interspersed with serious negotiations, it looks as if the experiment in “new politics” is final(...)

James Reilly, Minister for Children and Leo Varadkar Minister for Health at Crumlin Childrens Hospital to celebrate the decision by an Bord Pleanala to grant permission for the new childrens hospital on a campus shared with St. James’s Hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland reacted quickly enough when the financial crisis hit. You could argue all day about the decisions that were taken. But the point is that the l(...)

‘It is absolutely disgraceful that you’ve got empty houses while people are sleeping on the street. We can compulsorily purchase people’s land to build motorways, so I think we should be able to compulsorily purchase houses to provide families with a home, that’s far more important than building motorways’, said Social campaigner Fr Peter McVerry.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Social campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has called on the Government to introduce emergency legislation to stop banks evicting people from their homes, say(...)