This Big Sister would certainly be in favour of giving compulsory voting a try. Photograph: Getty Images

Imagine what kind of Ireland we would have if all those who tend not to vote came out and made their voices heard in the upcoming general election. If(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  is being lobbied to raise the threshold on inheritances adult children can receive from parents without having to pay tax. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Death and property are probably the two great Irish obsessions. It’s a long way from inheritance tax most of us were reared, but contemporary “death d(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan; Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has offered some advice to mortgage holders following the publication of a Central Bank report showing savings can(...)

PAC chairman John McGuinness. Photograph: David Sleator

The Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) plans to investigate claims that almost €10 million in an offshore account was intended to pay figures asso(...)

Minister Simon Coveney said previously the cow in Louth was most likely to have contracted the disease, if it proves to be the case, from contaminated feed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he expects to be able to reveal test results from a suspected case of BSE in Co Louth on Thursday of t(...)

The Irish people will not be asked to vote in an other referendum before the next general election, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has confirmed

The Irish people will not be asked to vote in an other referendum before the next general election, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has described one and two cent coins as “a weight in our pockets that we don’t need”.

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has described one and two cent coins as “a weight in our pockets that we don’t need”. Minist(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said on Monday the investigation would be worthless without examining the role of the department and the Minister. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he wants to build as much consensus as possible with the Opposition on the commission of investigation in(...)

Drag queen and gay rights activist Rory O’Neill, also known by his stage name Panti, cheers with other supporters for same-sex marriage at Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/ Getty Images 3:18

Full list of resultsIreland has officially passed the same-sex marraige referendum with 1.2 million people voting in its favour. The result was confir(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and the North’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness will meet Prince Charles in Galway on Tuesday. Photograph: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and the North’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness will meet Prince Charles in Galway on Tuesday. The private(...)