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(...)

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(...)

It is very important that the UK stays in the EU and Ryanair has a role to play in helping to avoid a feared ‘Brexit’ next year, airline chief executive Michael O’Leary has said. Photograph: AFP 4:56

It is “very important” that the UK stays in the EU and Ryanair has a role to play in helping to avoid a feared ‘Brexit’ next year, airline chief execu(...)

Fine Gael and Labour only need to gain a few points each to be in with a great chance of winning an historic second term.

Election fever has swept the corridors of Leinster House as the omens begin pointing more clearly to a November contest. While nobody knows for certai(...)

 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Coalition is to promise one of its most contentious and delayed pieces of legislation will be in place by Christmas, leading to renewed suggestion(...)