Courts Service chief executive  Brendan Ryan: questioned on loophole by Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Courts Service has said driving licences should be tied to vehicle ownership to resolve a loophole which resulted in 21,154 drivers escaping pe(...)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: tabled a Dáil motion on the issue

A group of backbench Dublin Government TDs last night warned Ministers they would become “rebellious” if central funding for local authorities is div(...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)

The document follows on from calls earlier this year from Minster of State for Housing Jan O’Sullivan for a regulated housing market similar to those in operation in France and Germany. Photograph: Eric Luke

The cost of private rented accommodation should be controlled by bringing rents into line with the cost of living, the Labour Party has said. (...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that based on 2012 data, the most up-to-date data available, it is estimated that up to 577,000 policyholders, which provide cover for 1.1 million individuals, may be affected by this measure.”

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has acknowledged that 1.1 million individuals will be affected by the Government’s move to reduce tax relief on he(...)

The Courts Service has moved to end the automatic entitlement of new judges to laptops and BlackBerrys. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

Courts Service cutbacks concerning judges’ mobile phone allowances and their spend on legal text books have brought an angry response. Ne(...)