Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesman Michael McGrath: said up to 300,000 variable-rate mortgage customers were being ripped off by their banks.

The Minister for Finance should not regulate the Central Bank, Tánaiste Joan Burton told the Dáil yesterday. “This is what led us down the (...)

“We have become utterly complacent about using machinery – nobody cares and it’s appalling,” said Judge Donagh McDonagh

The operators of machinery such as cherry pickers have become complacent, warned a judge on Thursday as he fined University College Cork €80,000 for b(...)

Michael McGrath: Pensioners will not bee fooled by the budget. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fail finance spokesman Michael McGrath has welcomed the universal social charge (USC) relief but accused the Government of introducing taxes an(...)

Michael McGrath: “There is no building and there is no supply, and the problem is only going to get worse”

The construction industry is telling TDs it is not viable to build houses, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath told the Dáil. The Government(...)

A general view in the area of Navan’s main square, in Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An Bord Pleanála’s refusal to grant planning permission for a nine-screen cinema, cafe and several retail units in Navan, Co Meath, is to be challen(...)

A whistleblower has alleged that  preferential treatment was given to the Central Bank, the Department of Finance and, to a lesser extent, the National Asset Management Agency (Nama).

Not making all members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry immediately aware of allegations of wrongdoing was a “major mistake”, according to Fianna Fai(...)

The State is seeking to surrender Eric Eoin Marques to US authorities, while Mr Marques is seeking a judicial review of the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision not to prosecute him in this country.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

High Court proceedings involving an Irishman whom the FBI claims is the “largest facilitator of child porn in the world” will resume in three weeks’ t(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath wrote earlier this week to banking inquiry chairman Ciarán Lynch contending that Denis O’Brien should appear as a witness.

The Banking Inquiry will discuss a suggestion on Tuesday that businessman Denis O’Brien be called as a witness before the summer recess. The idea came(...)

Róisín Shortall said they had received queries from prospective members of the party, which will style itself as centre-left. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Four Independent parliamentarians involved in forming a new party have accelerated their work in the wake of their plans being made public. TDs Ca(...)

Independent TDs Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Róisín Shortall: in talks in talks on forming a new party.

Three prominent Independent TDs have been involved in talks on forming a new party that will challenge Shane Ross’s prospective alliance and Renua Ire(...)