Niall Collins of Fianna Fáil said the Government’s unwillingness to publish reports into Brexit by some of its departments is unhelpful. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil has accused the Government of deliberately suppressing two more reports on the economic impact of Brexit on Ireland. The reports, commiss(...)

President  Michael D Higgins (L) shakes hands with the Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull ahead of a meeting at Parliament House in Canberra. Photograph: Lukas Coch/Reuters/Pool

President Michael D Higgins shared the Government’s concerns about the impact of Brexit on Ireland during a meeting with the Australia prime minister (...)

President Michael D Higgins addressing the Parliament of Western Australia in Perth earlier this month. Enterprise Ireland and the IDA are using his state visit to promote Irish exports and inward investment into Ireland.  Photograph: Richard Wainwright/EPA

Some 14 Irish companies are expected to announce deals in Australia over the course of President Michael D Higgins’s state visit, which is currently u(...)

 Fianna Fáil finance spokesperson Michael McGrath: “The people who are affected want to see a roadmap back to being treated equally based on their contributions.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government needs to set out a “roadmap” to deal with an anomaly in the pension scheme that sees thousands of women losing out on payments, Fianna (...)

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy claimed the Government played with the mental health figures in last year’s budget and was doing so again this year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has insisted that budget funding commitments on mental health are accurate, as the Government was accused of “playing with(...)

The issue of women’s pensions arose when Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe took questions on a radio programme the morning after the budget. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

There’s a lot of talk about women being denied full pensions in the budget. Is this something new? Not at all. In fact, it’s a grievance that goes b(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald said paying the money back would cost an estimated €230 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Reversing changes to the State pension introduced in 2012 would cost €60 million next year and a further €10 million annually, Tánaiste Frances Fitzge(...)

Former chief justice John Murray: produced a damning report which draws pretty much the same conclusions about Irish law that the ECJ did about the EU directive. Photograph: Frank Miller

It’s taken quite a while for the Irish Government to properly notice that, in April 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) resoundingly rejected th(...)

The Key Employee Engagement Programme (Keep) would “support SMEs in their efforts to attract and retain key employees”, said Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe

Key staff with share options in tech start-ups and other small businesses will pay less tax on these, and delay paying the bill, under a new scheme th(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and  British prime minister Theresa May: the Brexit loan scheme will be aimed at SMEs as they deal with the UK’s exit from the European Union in 2019. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe unveiled a €300 million Brexit loan scheme to be available at rates of about 4 per cent for small businesses as (...)