Shane Ross has become what he railed against in his days at the Sunday Independent: a minister who is determined to buy the public’s approval with their own money

A press release landed in media inboxes on Wednesday from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, which is presided over by Minister Shane Ros(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Below are extracted highlights from the Government’s document detailing plans for the a no-deal Brexit next March. The full document can be read (...)

Never fully dressed without a scoop: swaggering tabloid editor Duncan Allen (Ben Chaplin) confronts his troops in the BBC drama ‘Press’.

January: As the year begins, the big question is whether 2018 will strive for credibility and enlightenment in an increasingly surreal world, or capit(...)

 Lorcan O’Connor,  an accountant, is currently head of the Insolvency Service of Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tackling a €780 million pension shortfall and managing extensive properties are among the challenges facing incoming CIÉ chief executive Lorcan O’Con(...)

Shannon Airport: it will have to spend €10m on a baggage screening upgrade in line with EU rules

The chief executive of State-owned Shannon Airport has criticised the Government’s policy of not supporting it for infrastructure projects, calling it(...)

Conn McCluskey, chief executive, Active Ireland: ‘We believe it would be wrong to increase tax on physical activity given the need to get more people active in the country”

Irish sporting bodies have welcomed the increased allocation for sport in Budget 2019, an additional €15 million to go towards various projects and in(...)

Money is to be spent on expanding the Luas

The Government plans to spend €286 million on roads and other infrastructure next year. The money is part of an overall €1.4 billion extra that the (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe introducing the budget in Leinster House.

Below is the full statement of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe announcing the budget to the Dáil on Tuesday(...)

Like his predecessors, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross says that aviation is critical to the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson

If a plc board was left with five out of a full complement of nine members, even normally docile corporate shareholders would begin to ask questions. (...)

IAA chairman designate Michael McGrail said it was critical that Dublin Airport’s new runway be built as planned.

The Republic’s air travel safety regulator and the Government are planning for possible post-Brexit flight chaos, TDs and senators heard on Wednesday.(...)

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