The annual overruns in the health budget are as predictable now as the arrival of the first swallow. Photograph: Getty Images

No sooner was the Sláintecare implementation plan published when it started. The nurses said it would all collapse if the issue of their “inadequate p(...)

 The Irish Hockey team  following their reception at City Hall. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Hockey will be awarded a six-figure funding boost as part of an additional €1.5 million being announced for Olympic preparations on Monday. Minister (...)

Duty free:  Once the UK becomes a “third country” outside EU structures, no duties will apply to goods brought from the UK to Ireland by consumers once their combined value does not exceed €430 for someone aged above 15 or €215 for someone below 15.  Photograph: Eric Luke

A likely sharp increase in duty-free shopping after Brexit will hit tax revenues and make it harder for the Government to use taxes to tackle high alc(...)

 Bertie Ahern speaks to Parish Priest Fr Liam Ó Cuív at St Brigid’s Church in Killester.  The former taoiseach was among mourners at the funeral of former Secretary to the Department of Finance Sean Cromien. Photograph: The Irish Times

The former Secretary to the Department of Finance Sean Cromien was described at his funeral as a very “ordinary” man from a humble background who rose(...)

Toyota was the most popular new car brand in July, according to CSO data

The number of new cars taking to our roads is down 4.5 per cent this year, while used car imports are up 11.3 per cent, according to figures from the (...)

You can bring in goods worth €430 from outside the EU but once imports go above this value, customs and VAT become payable. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

How do you calculate the likely impact of Brexit for you, your job, your pocket and your prospects? Doing this with any accuracy is still very difficu(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris was unable to specify costings for the individual actions listed in the Sláintecare plan when he published it on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Publication of the Sláintecare implementation strategy provides a framework to advance much-needed reform of our health system. Launched in May (...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

Rural drivers could be forced to pay higher levies than urban motorists if the proposed plan to tax the distance travelled by cars is introduced, it w(...)

Car prices may rise significantly on the back of new emissions tests being rolled out over the next 12 months

The idea of a usage tax on private motorists seems eminently sensible on paper, but Government policy doesn’t exist in a vacuum. The reality is that m(...)

A  Department of Finance report on environmental taxes outlines  longer-term proposals to ensure motoring continues to  generate taxes for the State. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Motorists may be taxed on the distance they drive rather than paying excise on fuel at petrol station pumps, under plans proposed by senior officials.(...)

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