Labour’s  Willie Penrose has championed  the plan which has been backed by the parliamentary party.

The Cabinet has given approval to Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to refer a proposal to cut the bankruptcy term from three years to one to an(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “The deal was the deal and I was assured the components of the deal were necessary to get the best results for the taxpayer.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he was reassured by Alan Dukes, former chairman of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), that the sa(...)

FF’s Daragh O’Brien told the Seanad Fianna Fáil had argued against the inclusion of the veto in the personal insolvency legislation and, unfortunately, the issue had come home to roost.

Families across the country were living in fear of their homes being repossessed, Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien said.“This is ridiculous in a mo(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has all but ruled out Labour party proposals to cut the bankruptcy term to one year.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has all but ruled out Labour party proposals to cut the bankruptcy term to one year. Mr Kenny told the Dáil he was not objecting (...)

The mortgage crisis “is one of the residual big social challenges left as we recover the economy,” said Minister Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Brendan Howlin will begin talks with the unions on restoring pay next month.The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said yesterday he will brin(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin will bring a memo to Cabinet within two weeks on public sector pay. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin will bring a memo to Cabinet within two weeks on public sector pay.Mr Howlin said he has not yet opened(...)

John Perry TD: Stepped down as minister of State for small business in July of last year in a Government reshuffle. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TD John Perry is one of dozens of TDs who have appointed relations to positions during the lifetime of this Dáil. Mr Perry appointed his wif(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said people need to get their lives back, be able to get back into business again, back into employment again, deal with the debt. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tanáiste Joan Burton has urged the banks to stop “extending and pretending” and agree realistic deals with struggling mortgage borrowers that allows t(...)

Independent senator Ronán Mullen. File photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Prominent broadcasters are using their positions to argue in favour of same sex marriage ahead of the referendum on the issue, Senator Ronán Mullen ha(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton at a press conference to mark the Fine Gael/Labour Party Coalition’s fourth year in office on March 10th, 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A push to have the term of bankruptcy reduced from three years to one as part of Coalition efforts to tackle the mortgage arrears crisis is likely (...)