Taoiseach Enda Kenny talks of tax cuts on the back of successful negotiations with the commission. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

The Government has been accused of preparing to buy the next election as it steps up its efforts to have the European Commission’s strict fiscal ru(...)

The Department of Finance said the total arrears within the subprime lending sector is €4.6 billion

Subprime mortgages now account for almost one in every five mortgages in arrears, according to Department of Finance figures. The figures obtained by (...)

Sinn Féin has selected a member of Cork County Council, Cllr Donnchadh O Laoghaire to run for the party in Cork South Central after he defeated party colleague Cllr Chris O’Leary at the second attemp

Sinn Féin has selected a member of Cork County Council, Cllr Donnchadh O Laoghaire to run for the party in Cork South Central after he defeated party (...)

 David Duffy, AIB’s outgoing chief executive: Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesman Michael McGrath said AIB needed to “cast the net far and wide in the search for a top calibre candidate” to replace him. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil is prepared to support the payment of a long-term bonus to the new chief executive of AIB if the candidate commits to a minimum five-yea(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has been urged to put “flesh on the bones” of his proposed open forum to consider pay and tax levels. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has called on Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin to put “flesh on the bones” of his proposed(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on Finance Michael McGrath said his party “voted against the Government amendment because it was self-serving and self-congratulatory.” Photograph: Alan Betson.

Fianna Fáil has accused Tánaiste Joan Burton of a “spectacular misrepresentation” of its tax policies during the Labour Party national conference in (...)

 Patrick Honohan arriving at the  Oireachtas banking inquiry in January. He later wrote asking to ‘rephrase’ some of his comments. Photograph: Alan Betson

The banking inquiry is set to recall Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan to reappear before it because of his written request to amend evidence he g(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Fine Gael National Conference in Castlebar last weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The spotlight is beginning to shine on what might be called “Endapendent” TDs who are being courted discreetly by both the Minister for Finance Michae(...)

Cllr Chris O’Leary, a Sinn Féin councillor on Cork City Council, and Cllr Donnchadh O Laoghaire, a Sinn Féin councillor on Cork County Council, had both sought the nomination to run in Cork South Central. Photograph: Provision

Sinn Féin is to hold a rescheduled selection convention to choose a candidate to run for the party in Cork South Central in the next general election (...)

Revenue’s Offshore Assets Group undertakes investigations into possible tax offences arising from offshore bank accounts held by Irish residents. Some €9.21 million was collected by Revenue in 2014 from this unit’s work, down from the €14.87 million it gathered in the previous year.

The Revenue Commissioners has collected just more than €1 billion since 2001 from various special investigations of offshore bank accounts held by Iri(...)