Taoiseach Enda Kenny during the Global Irish Economic Forum at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fine Gael is to promise voters it will further reduce the main rate of the universal social charge in its first budget if returned to office after (...)

Michael McAteer: appointed with Paul McCann  as joint administrators of Quinn Insurance in 2010. Photograph: David Sleator

The administrators of Quinn Insurance paid out €175 million last year in claims against policies underwritten by the company formerly controlled by b(...)

 Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness outside Leinster House. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned of signs of a “blank cheque” for funding of forthcoming State inquiries despite the fin(...)

Pearse  Doherty (SF)  raised concerns over his parliamentary questions on the commission of inquiry into transactions at IBRC being disallowed.  “We are prevented from doing this but you can step out onto the plinth and anybody with an NUJ card, anyone who is accredited by the media, can ask the Ministers those questions.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The commission of inquiry into transactions at Irish Bank Resolution Corporation has cost €244,769 to date, it has emerged. Sinn Féin’s spokesman on F(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  with Labour leader Eamon Gilmore as  Tanaiste, during the first Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Maxwell’s/PA Wire

From the summer of 2007, when Northern Rock went bust, to the summer of 2014, when we started to get over the worst of our own banking and property(...)

Mr Justice Brian Cregan has called for a second judge to be allocated to the investigation into the sale of assets by Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.

The judge in charge of the commission of inquiry into the sale of assets by Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) has told the Government that conf(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White at the official launch of Eircode in July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The European Commission has told the Government there are no grounds for re-opening an investigation into the procurement process for the new postcode(...)

Backbenchers took noisy umbrage on Enda Kenny’s  behalf. Photograph: Eric Luke

Given that the Soldiers of Destiny were anchor tenants for three terms before the current occupants arrived, it cannot be said that Micheál Martin doe(...)

OECD chief economist Catherine Mann says Irish-owned enterprises lag behind their foreign counterparts.

Ireland will have to sell itself as more than just a low-tax destination in the new era of global tax transparency, OECD chief economist Catherine Man(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street on Monday.

Ireland and Britain are tied together by reasons of family, history, free travel and trade. People are right to celebrate the improvement in our relat(...)