The death of Bernie Guerin (84) meant “the passing of another wonderful Irish mother,” said Fr Michael O’Grady at her funeral Mass in the Church of(...)

Test Ministers: Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, left, and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin at the RTÉ radio centre after appearing on the Today with Sean O’Rourke  show. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It was a spectacle familiar from many a budget day: a gaggle of reporters eagerly awaiting an event whose details had been flagged well in advance but(...)