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Oireachtas Committee on Finance Committee chair John McGuinness said he did not accept the Department of Public Expenditure’s position that “you just write policy and then you sit back”.

The State was not a party to contracts to build schools and an institute of education that have collapsed and now threaten more than 100 small subcont(...)

Michael McGrath: he said the Central Bank was still allowing some lenders to “treat their existing customers in a very unfair manner”

The Central Bank’s report into the behaviour and culture of the Irish retail banks is “quite abstract”, and the focus must now be on practical measure(...)

The Government will use a guillotine for the first time since it came into office to pass legislation to deal with the fallout from the collapse of Setanta Insurance group in 2014.

The Government will use a guillotine for the first time since it came into office to pass legislation to deal with the fallout from the collapse of Se(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said he was not planning “significant tax reductions” in the next budget. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is not planning “significant tax reductions” in the next budget and denies there are tensions between himself and(...)

Sammon Contracting entered examinership in April, citing the ‘devastating collapse’ of Carillion as the main cause in its High Court application. File photograph: Alan Betson

Sammon Contracting received 98 per cent of payments for their work on school building project, that stalled after the firm entered liquidation in June(...)

Simon Coveney:   said there was a “huge responsibility” on the Law society  to deal with  claims harvesting if it was increasing the high cost of insurance.   Photograph:  Collins

The Tánaiste has warned the Law Society to deal with claims harvesting with a “firm hand” or the Government will change the way it regulates solicitor(...)

 Sinn Féin deputy leader Pearse Doherty: said the backstop was the State’s insurance policy. Photograph:  Gareth Chane/Collins

Ireland needs to hold its nerve in the intensifying negotiations on Brexit over the summit, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said in the Dáil. Mr Coveney s(...)

The conviction and jailing of David Drumm (above) was a recognition of the seriousness of the crimes committed, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The conviction and jailing of former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm was a recognition of the seriousness of the crimes committed, Tánais(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten at the launch of “Empowering Communities for Climate Action” on Wednesday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Tuesday was a big day for apologies in Leinster House. Everyone enjoyed them so much it was decided to continue with the theme. The Taoiseach apolo(...)

A woman should be the next taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald is the person for the job, Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Michelle O’Neill (left) has said. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

A woman should be the next taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald is the person for the job, Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Michelle O’Neill has said. Speaking a(...)

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