Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will present Budget 2016 next Tuesday, and with more than €1.5 billion to distribute this year, we’re expecting mo(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin again called for a commission of investigation into the controversial “Project Eagle” sale to a US investment company, concluded in 2014.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

A “group of shadowy individuals was stitching up” a deal on the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) sale of the loans on 800 properties in Norther(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett said Donald Trump had turned out to be somebody who was whipping up an outrageous and dangerous hysteria against the undocumented, including the Irish. Photograph: Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he “unreservedly’’ condemned remarks about immigrants made by US presidential candidate Donald Trump. “We have 70 million p(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has been  urged to prioritise additional spending for charitable services rather than funding cuts to income tax and the universal social charge. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Charities fear that they will be at the “back of the queue” for funding in Budget 2016 as the Government contemplates widespread tax cuts, according t(...)

The ESRI last week called for a “neutral” budget, one that neither stimulates nor contracts the economy. But this isn’t what most people will be ho(...)

Ireland will have to act wisely, observing which way the wind is blowing, measuring its response, and all the while seeking to preserve the benefits of its vital foreign direct investment sector

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing in relation to the taxation of multinationals. Whether it’s Margaret Hodge in Westmi(...)

Welcoming the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (Beps) report, Mr Noonan said the OECD proposals would “play to Ireland’s advantage”, despite fears it could provoke a flight of multinationals. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has warned the European Union not to attempt to go beyond plans published on Monday that seek to lay down new global rules on taxing mu(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: Is likely to freeze property tax at existing level. Photograph: The Irish Times

For the first time in more than six years Irish people have grounds for looking forward to a budget – or at least not dreading it. With more than €1.5(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was asked four times this morning if he will call the election before Christmas and declined on each occasion to say whether it will take place this year or next.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said his decision on when to call the general election will be “made in the best interests of the country” but declined to sa(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan warns EU proposals on tax should not go further than OECD standards.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has welcomed the publication of today’s OECD report saying it poses no threat to Ireland’s foreign direct investme(...)