Louth Council handout artist’s impression of the Narrow Water Bridge project, which will link Omeath in Co Louth with Warrenpoint in Co Down. Photograph: Louth Council/PA Wire

The proposed Narrow Water Bridge project, which advocates say could regenerate the economy of the north Louth / south Down Border region is in (...)

Participants in the anti-austerity march in Dublin in February organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Writing in The Irish Times on Thursday, May 9th, Donal Donovan challenged critics of auster(...)

 Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton:  Sought an effective tax tate of 30% for eligible multinational executives. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton sought to introduce generous tax breaks for executives in multinational companies in the run-up to Budget 2013, do(...)

Nama-isation was and remains Paddy McKillen’s worst nightmare. Photograph: Max Nash/PA Wire

Having fought a court case all the way to the Supreme Court in 2010 to prevent his debts being transferred to Nama, it is one of the many ironi(...)

Department of Finance figures show the total tax take in the year to date is almost exactly as planned, standing at just under €11 billion.

In April, tax revenues amounted to €2.129 billion, an increase of €51 million or 2.4 per cent, on the same month in 201(...)

Refugees from South Kordofan playing at the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan last week. “In times of shrinking aid budgets, tax is the most important source of income for developing countries, and it is the most obvious way to move beyond reliance on aid.” Photograph: Andreea Campeanu/Reuters

The Irish Aid policy paper to be launched today will be an important modernisation of Ireland’s vision for overseas development. The Government(...)

Restaurants Association of Ireland chief executive Adrian Cummins said the decision to reduce the rate for tourist services had been “incredibly successful”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Restaurant owners have urged the Government to retain a measure which reduced value added tax (VAT) to nine per cent in the tourism sector almo(...)

Michael Noonan, Minister for Finanace. Photograph: Alan Betson

Given how feeble the Oireachtas is at checking and balancing ministerial actions, it is a wonder that governments over the decades have not vee(...)

Ireland faces at least two more years of tax increases and spending cuts before an easing of austerity in 2016. According to the first fo(...)

The Comptroller and Auditor General report said that over €4 million was paid into the account between 2002 and 2009 by a range of State bodies including the Department of Health. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Over the last three years there have been several reports into how the social partnership process operated in the health services. At th(...)

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