Minister for  Reform Brendan Howlin said the level of declarable interests for public officials “will be significantly extended in line with the Mahon tribunal’s recommendations”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Legislation to replace the State’s public ethics watchdog with a more powerful body has been introduced in the Dáil but will not be enacted before th(...)

 Minister for Communications Alex White has defended his decision to re-appoint Noreen Wright to the board of the ESB six months before her term was due to end. Fianna Fáil said it was an attempt to play fast and loose with the public appointments process. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Minister for Communications Alex White has been accused of making an “anti-democratic” re-appointment to the board of the ESB. Mr White secured Cabi(...)

Minister of State with Special Rsponsibility for the OPW Simon Harris. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works Simon Harris insisted a statutory national authority existed to manage flood-relief projects. He was(...)

Brendan Howlin: he acknowledged there was no provision in recently published financial emergency legislation to exempt Ministers and advisers from pay increases

TDs and Senators are not overpaid and should benefit from pay restoration in the same manner as other public servants, said the Minister for Public Ex(...)

The majority of delegates at a Fianna Fáil selection convention at the Longford Arms Hotel objected strongly on Thursday night when a woman was selected as the party’s candidate in the forthcoming general election at the direction of party headquarters. Image: Google Streetview

The majority of delegates at a Fianna Fáil selection convention in Longford objected strongly on Thursday night when a woman was selected as the party(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that Fine Gael will commit the party to completing tax equalisation for the self-employed by 2018 if returned to government. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael’s manifesto for the general election will commit the party to completing tax equalisation for the self-employed by 2018 if returned to gover(...)

The Government has rejected a call for homeowners who pay management fees to get an exemption on their property tax.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The Government has rejected a call for homeowners who pay management fees to get an exemption on their property tax. Fianna Fáil public expenditure an(...)

The bulk of the €22m tax settlement reached between the HSE and the Revenue Commissioners in recent weeks related to the late payment of employers’ PRSI

More than 50 medical consultants are “years” behind in signing off on claim forms that would release money owed to the Health Service Executive (HSE),(...)

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(...)

An Air Corps flypast over the Jim Larkin statue at the GPO Easter Rising anniversary commemorations.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government has ruled out a potential vote-getting proposal from Sinn Féin to have an annual bank holiday on April 24th, the anniversary of the Eas(...)