Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: “The allegation that civil servants are frustrating a banking inquiry is outrageous.” Photograph: Eric Luke

A Bill to legalise abortion in certain circumstances, including the risk of suicide, is included in the programme of legislati(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin will discuss all the issues with Cabinet colleagues after the results of union ballots are known. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is determined to pass laws to reduce public pay if trade unions reject the second Croke Park deal this w(...)

The fate of the proposed new Croke Park II agreement is expected to be known within the next day or so with most of the large public service tr(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: indicated that Labour Party TDs would be prepared to vote in favour of public service pay cuts if necessary. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has ruled out further negotiations on the proposed new Croke Park agreement to cut th(...)

Officially at least, the fate of the proposed new Croke Park agreement will be known within the next few days when the large public service uni(...)

Good leadership should provide vision and straight talking. But short-term electoral considerations have dominated Irish politics to such an ex(...)

Ann Nolan, Second Secretary Dept of Finance, with John Palmer, Principal,Dept of Finance (left) and David Owens, Principal, Dept of Public Expenditure and Reform, at the presentation of the Exchequer Returns for End-March 2013, at the Department of Finance  today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Exchequer deficit for the first quarter of 2013 stood at €3,695 million, €568 million lower than in the same period of 2012. According the Depa(...)

Delegates at the TUI conference at the Clayton Hotel in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy

An unintended casualty of the Croke Park agreement process and the controversy it has generated could be the traditional structures of the Iri(...)

Labour Ministers Joan Burton, Eamon Gilmore and Pat Rabbitte.

Who wrote this in February 2011, just after the general election: “The government will become deeply unpopular because promises of real change have(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin. Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

The proposed regulator of the National Lottery may eventually be tasked with overseeing the State’s entire gambling industry, (...)