File image of former taoiseach and Fine Gael leader  John Bruton TD, speaking at a Young Fine Gael event in Galway.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach John Bruton has predicted that Ireland could have another 10 years of austerity. Mr Bruton said the Irish people themselves had passe(...)

Human rights and trade

That trade promotion and an ethical foreign policy are uneasy bedfellows has been clearly apparent during the Taoiseach’s visits this week to Saudi Ar(...)

Referendum on Seanad set to take place in October. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin has called for the abolition of Seanad Éireann saying the upper house in its current form is “an affront to democracy” that runs against eve(...)

Internet company Yahoo! is to create 200 new jobs over the next 12 months. The company will announce its expansion plans later today to more th(...)