Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: said “only €350 million remains to be allocated to specific measures” in the budget. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has ruled out any surprise budget-day increase in spending, insisting the fiscal space available to the Governmen(...)

Enda Kenny at the 1976 Fine Gael ardfheis.  Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to confirm within weeks he will not contest the next general election. Mr Kenny, who stood aside as taoiseach(...)

Mr Justice John Cooke’s commission will pay up to €780 towards the cost of various affidavits in its investigation of Nama’s sale of the Project Eagle loans to Cerberus. Photograph: Alan Betson

Lawyers representing witnesses called before the latest investigation of the National Asset Management Agency’s sale of its Northern Ireland loans wil(...)

Mr Varadkar said he would “move might and main” to avoid any sudden hike in property taxes for people in 2019. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not want to see sharp increases in property tax on the back of rising house prices which have increased 60 per(...)

Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar who said on Monday he would try and resist any sharp increased in property tax rates. Photograph: Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar chose an interesting formula of words for his latest comments on local property tax, indicating he would work to avoid the impo(...)

Leo Varadkar is likely to raise some taxes to pay for a cut in the universal social charge. Photograph: Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

Fianna Fáil is insisting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar honours a budget promise on mortgage interest relief that could cost €100 million, raising the prospec(...)

“It’s inequitable. New apartments at Lansdowne Place in Ballsbridge have prices ranging from €825,000 to €6.5 million. The property tax on €6.5 million is €16,000 a year,” said Paddy McCartan. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dublin local authorities stand to lose in the region of €30 million by 2019 in Local Property Tax (LPT) foregone on new homes, figures compiled by Dub(...)

The Revenue Commissioners issued guidance this week in relation to the taxation of Irish property held in fund structures beloved by vulture funds. Photograph: Alan Betson

Wondering what Budget 2018 will mean for you? Well, some of the vulture funds that Michael Noonan took aim at in his last Finance Act as minister alm(...)

Stephen Donnelly: he gave an  explanation on what distinguishes the two big parties using his dealings with former minister for finance Michael Noonan as a template

After a typically eloquent oration on the need for more strategic, long-term thinking to deal with Brexit and other economic challenges at the annual (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s strategy is to assemble a minority administration with a patchwork quilt of Labour, the Social Democrats, the Greens and others. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The next general election, whenever it happens, will for the first time in a decade once more be a stand-up fight between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to(...)