Universal health insurance  would abolish Ireland’s existing two-tier system with a single tier system by effectively making everyone a private patient Photograph: Andrew Wong/Reuters

The annual cost of universal health insurance (UHI) to cover a standard package of benefits for one adult could be between €2,000 and €3,000, external(...)

William Beausang speaking at the banking inquiry on Wednesday.

A senior Government official received a draft press release announcing a blanket guarantee hours before it was agreed, the inquiry has heard. A(...)

“In the US, philanthropy – which literally means ‘love of mankind’ – is seen as a way of participating directly in solving society’s ills and needs.” Photograph: Getty

Put simply, philanthropy is the application of private resources to the public good. Yet in Ireland philanthropy is often misunderstood or treated wit(...)

The media report says that all the IBRC borrowers involed were commercial borrowers and do not include Irish Nationwide mortgage holders. Photograph: iStockPhoto

More than 1,000 borrowers owing €9 billion to Irish Bank Resolution Corporation were paying interest rates on their loans of less than 2 per cent at t(...)

Most retired public service staff are to receive about €1,680 more in their pensions over the next three years as part of a pension restoration initia(...)

Government called on to develop a nationally agreed pay scale for childhood service professionals. Photograph: Thinkstock

Marches took place in Dublin, Cork and Sligo on Saturday calling for improved pay for professionals working in early childhood services and for the(...)

Lansdowne House in  Ballsbridge, Dublin, where a new public sector pay deal was agreed. File Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Government concluded a series of side deals with trade unions as part of the process that led to the proposed new Lansdowne Road agreement on publ(...)

Potential deal would likely boost earnings on average by between €800 and €1,000 per year. Photograph: Getty Images

Talks were continuing on Tuesday night between Government representatives and trade unions on a draft agreement which public service staff would have (...)

Irish export figures have benefited from a weak euro vis-a-vis the US dollar, but the Irish Exporters Association warned that this may not continue indefinitely. (Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr./Bloomberg)

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA), the representative body of the export industry, has called on the Government to resist fixed wage increases in(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: his department will outline the “fiscal space” the Government has for a deal on public service pay. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:11

The process of beginning the reversal of pay cuts put in place for 300,000 public service staff over recent years will begin today when Government(...)