Labour’s  Willie Penrose has championed  the plan which has been backed by the parliamentary party.

The Cabinet has given approval to Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to refer a proposal to cut the bankruptcy term from three years to one to an(...)

The proposals from the Department of Finance included a recommendation that appeals should only be made to the High Court, and that appeals to the Circuit Court would no longer be allowed. Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Controversial proposals by the Department of Finance to make tax appeal hearings open to the public for the first time have met strong resistance from(...)

Shire acting chief financial officer Jeff Poulton said the company had obtained advice that the break fee should not be taxable in Ireland. Photograph: The Irish Times

Drug giant Shire is facing a potential tax bill of up to €480 million as Irish Revenue officials examine the fallout from a collapsed takeover of the (...)

Leona the loggerhead turtle. She has been transmitting her position via her GPS tag since her release on Gran Canaria last Thursday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy 1:20

The 15-year-old storm-tossed turtle that was flown from Ireland to warmer waters last week is currently swimming east. While there was some apprehensi(...)

Liam Twomey: “It would be extremely bad manners for the ECB to refuse to attend the inquiry.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi has a duty to ensure the institution appears at the Oireachtas banking inquiry, according to a seni(...)

PTSB deals are considered for customers who have no realistic prospect of repaying their mortgage. Photograph: Alan Betson/The irish Times

Finance Correspondent Permanent TSB is working with 500 mortgage arrears customers on “assisted” sales of their properties with a view to writing off(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton picturted after their first joint press conference outside government buildings last week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted he finds reshuffles difficult as he prepares to sack some junior ministers this afternoon. He said he and Tánaiste J(...)

Cabinet reshuffle 4:45

The Cabinet reshuffle early next month will mean six senior Ministers being replaced by Ministers of State and Government backbenchers, according to (...)

The Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Bill was originally drafted and presented by Wexford TD Dr Liam Twomey in 2010, when he was in the Seanad.

The Government has published draft legislation for a Bill to allow terminally ill people to make “living wills” setting out treatments they wish, and (...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter; brought forward legislation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Long-delayed draft legislation to reform the legal profession is due to be formally brought before the Cabinet today barring any last-minute difficult(...)