Staff on low incomes who cannot benefit fully from the pension levy changes will receive special salary increases to bring them up to the €1,000 level. Photograph: Getty Images

The new public service pay restoration deal, which will see most public service staff receive €2,000 on a phased basis, will cost the State €566 milli(...)

Denis  O’Brien secured an injunction preventing RTÉ from broadcasting a report on the substance of the subject at the centre of Independent TD Catherine Murphy’s comments. That order was also directed at any person or media outlet on notice of it, including The Irish Times. Photograph: The Irish Times

The media’s right to publish statements made in the Dáil will be tested in the courts as senior members of Government and Opposition defended the u(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has indicated  his priority in the pay restoration talks would be to assist those on low pay. Photograph: Eric Luke

Staff in public service appear to be set for an increase in earnings of about €1,000 next year under a proposed pay restoration deal between the Go(...)

The crowd in the courtyard of Dublin Castle  react as the result of the same-sex marriage referendum is announced. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images 2:35

So here was that appalling vista blossoming before us. And you know what? The view was wonderful. In the end, two-thirds of Irish voters found (...)

Jyrki Katainen: favours a more market-focused emphasis.  Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty

He has held the office of finance minister, party leader and prime minister, and all before the age of 40, but Jyrki Katainen faced one of his toughes(...)

European Commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen said it was vital that Ireland continued to reform the country and reduce public debt, particularly when the economic climate was benign

European Commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen has warned the Government it must continue with structural reforms and fiscal consolidation despite (...)

The official maximum waiting times or targets range from 20 weeks to one year. ‘Now there are over 50,000 patients for whom these waiting times have been breached,’ wrote Leo  Varadkar

There are 50,000 people now waiting longer for hospital appointments, procedures and tests than official targets set out by the HSE. The figure was re(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: “The prudent and right approach is to prepare for the exit in an orderly way.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin said he was not in a position to predict when the talks on reversing public service pay cuts would con(...)

Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen are each paid €80,810 annually. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil taoisigh Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen are receiving the highest State pensions for politicians, according to figures revealed in th(...)

Former taosiaech Bertie Ahern (left) and then minister for finance Brian Cowen pictured in 2008. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil taoisigh Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen are receiving the highest State pensions for politicians, according to figures revealed to th(...)