Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at the launch of Fine Gael’s  economic plan. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Fine Gael says abolition of the universal social charge (USC) will cost €3.7 billion but this will be partly offset by raising more than €1.2 billion (...)

Former minister for finance Brian Lenihan was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2009 and died in June 2011. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A Fianna Fáil TD has suggested the stress of the banking crisis may have contributed to the illness which killed former minister for finance Brian Len(...)

Chairman Ciaran Lynch  (c) and members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry at the publication of the inquiry’s report at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State could have saved more than €9 billion by imposing losses on senior debt holders at the six Irish banks, the National Treasury Management Age(...)

Sinn Féin  TD Pearse Doherty: Said  Oireachtas banking inquiry  report is a series of quotes from senior bankers, politicians and civil servants without any analysis or insight. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The final report of the banking inquiry is a disservice to the Irish people, one of the members of the committee has said. Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doher(...)

Oireachtas banking inquiry chairman Ciarán Lynch (centre) with committee members on the publication of the final report at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

It started with a minority report, featuring Socialist TD Joe Higgins rather than Hollywood heart-throb Tom Cruise. And it concluded in the audio-vi(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Eric Luke

It’s vicious in Cork South-Central, where five high-profile sitting TDs are battling for one of four seats in this redrawn constituency. There’ll be b(...)

 Former chief executive of Irish Nationwide Building Society, Michael Fingleton,  arriving at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry in September 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Oireachtas banking inquiry’s final report will be issued on Wednesday - but for members it has been over a year and a half in the making. The 11 (...)

 Central Bank Governor  Philip Lane  . Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Central Bank has published details of its salary structures, pay scales and human resource policies for the first time in a bid to boost transpare(...)

Floods surround a house in the Golden Island area of Athlone. Fianna Fáil claim the budget for flood relief works in 2016 had been cut by 14 per cent.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The bill for the damage caused by the recent flooding crisis is set to reach €100 million, The Irish Times has learned. The estimates provided by lo(...)

“The takeaway message from its negative poster this week might be that it has ceded control of the narrative to Fine Gael.”  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

In the week running up to the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis in Citywest there has been no shortage of reminders of the party’s past. The Oireachtas banking inq(...)