Speaking in the Dáil, Minister for Health James Reilly said he was ’fully aware of the sensitive nature’ of the issue.

The debate on the abortion Bill has been adjourned in Dáil, with Minister for Health James Reilly insisting it brings legal clarity on the issue. Spea(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at Government Buildings on his way to present his budget to the Dáil last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

The International Monetary Fund has warned the Government against using the proceeds from the deal to scrap the Anglo Irish Bank promissory note to r(...)

Setting up the National Pension Reserve Fund was one of  Charlie McCreevy’s  better decisions as minister for finance. Photograph: Frank Miller

A sovereign wealth fund is a nice thing to have. States enjoying windfalls often set up such funds. The Irish State enjoyed huge windfall tax gains fr(...)

 Aoife Quinn, who yesterday sought to join the financial regulator and the Department of Finance to the family’s action against IBRC on disputed loans.  Photo: David Sleator/THE IRISH TIMES

An email from Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm under the subject “regulator squared” is among documents being relied on by Sean Quinn’s fa(...)

Why would the Government wish to take ownership of part or all of Ulster Bank, a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in which the British g(...)

Tax revenues in the first five months of the year were slightly ahead of Government expectations. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tax revenues in the first five months of the year were slightly ahead of Government expectations, while non-tax revenue was more than €1 billion highe(...)

The Government ruled out exemptions to the property tax for people in financial hardship on the basis it would risk creating a “flood of applicants” a(...)

The right stimulus?

If next year there is some limited scope for economic stimulus to offset the impact of austerity, is a €1 billion investment programme to benefit the (...)

The construction industry might benefit from a €1bn stimulus package

Government officials are examining whether there will be scope in next year’s budget for an investment programme of €1 billion or more targeted at (...)

The primary lobbying mechanism for US multinationals in Ireland is the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, which makes an annual pre-budget s(...)

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