Patricia King:  worried that courts would not be subject to judicial review

Irish unions are set to oppose a planned EU-US trade deal, claiming the arrangements under discussion could erode rights and standards throughout Euro(...)

Some claim that ‘austerity’  has driven these health and education to the point of breakdown

Dear patient, your progress since leaving the intensive care saloon a little more than one year ago continues to provide encouragement. Only the other(...)

 Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton: “As a small open economy, Ireland’s ability to grow and create jobs is directly linked to our ability to sell our goods and services overseas”. Photograph: Eric Luke

A contentious EU trade deal with the US could deliver as many as 10,000 new Irish jobs in the export sector and a permanent 1.1 per cent expansion in(...)

‘Zayn Malik’s exit from hurly-burly world of 1D . . . might just preserve his composure.’ Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images

Zayn Malik was a stranger to me before he decided to quit One Direction “after five incredible years”, but I’m still impressed by his apparent candour(...)

The IMF has issued a warning on public sector pay, saying the Government should contain the wage bill as the advancing recovery starts to “fire on all cylinders”.

The International Monetary Fund has issued a warning on public sector pay, saying the Government should contain the wage bill as the advancing recover(...)

The ESRI believes the new Central Bank mortgage caps to prevent another property bubble were mistimed. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has questioned the Government’s push for fresh tax cuts in the 2016 budget – its final budget before(...)

David Duffy (left) QEC author and co-author Kieran Quinn, speaking at the publicatioin of the ESRI Quarterly Economic Commentary 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

An initial growth forecast for 2016 from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) helps set the fiscal scene for the election campaign to com(...)

President Barack Obama: officials took note he had criticised tax stratagems deployed in Ireland by big global companies

Ranking Irish officials expressed concern the “double-Irish” corporate tax mechanism was undermining the State’s “international tax credibility” bef(...)

A queue on  Poolbeg Street waiting for the Garda National Immigration Bureau to open on Burgh Quay. “A policy of large planned increases in the amount of immigration into the EU, while also politically challenging, may turn out to be the only way to keep the European economy expanding in the future”

A major increase in planned immigration into the European Union may be the only way to keep the European economy expanding into the future, according(...)

The government will be obliged for years to maintain a very tight rein on spending and do more to eliminate what is known as the structural deficit

The “spring economic statement”, due soon from the Government, is fast assuming almost totemic status. As Fine Gael and Labour approach the final phas(...)