The final version of the National Development Plan included a standalone section on a new ‘technological university for the southeast’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Taoiseach’s office intervened shortly before the National Development Plan was published to boost the prominence of regional developments, such as(...)

Doreen Doggett and Peg O’Meara from Dublin at the Fórsa conference in Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/ Eye Focus Ltd.

Management in the Civil Service should be given the flexibility to pay staff above the usual entry rates, where necessary, in order to attract suitabl(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien. The investigation led by High Court judge Brian Cregan is examining the sale of Siteserv by IBRC to O’Brien-controlled Millington in 2012 for €45.54 million.

The long-running Government-ordered investigation into the sale of building services group Siteserv to a Denis O’Brien-owned company had cost almost €(...)

Rory Montgomery: regarded as the “intellectual powerhouse on all things European”.

Most Thursday mornings they meet in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at Iveagh House on Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green. There are no green jer(...)

The Department of the Taoiseach was spending much of its justifying the SCU’s very existence, the report finds. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The controversy surrounding the Strategic Communications Unit became so overwhelming for the Department of the Taoiseach that it had a negative impact(...)

To assist those looking to buy a home, Indecon says that returning emigrants who have paid Irish tax in the last 14 or 15 years should be entitled to the Government’s Help to Buy scheme for first-time buyers.

New legislation should be considered to remove discriminatory pricing by motor insurance companies on Irish emigrants who face costly premiums after r(...)

Leo Varadkar: his defence was blustery, and you suspect he knew it

The Taoiseach was dogged and defensive when questioned by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin in the Dáil on the controversy over the Government’s promo(...)

Labour TD Alan Kelly has compared the Government’s spend on advertorials for the national plan Ireland 2040 as ‘akin to something from the Third Reich’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Labour TD Alan Kelly has compared the Government’s spend on advertorials for the national plan Ireland 2040 as “akin to something from the Third Reich(...)

The LÉ Niamh. Between October and December last the Irish Naval ship  directly rescued 613 people and helped other ships to rescue 107 more

The Government is expected on Tuesday to agree to send two Naval Service ships to the Mediterranean in an effort to help the European Union’s mission (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives for a meeting  in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, February 23rd. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The keenest students of successful politicians are often the successors of their defeated opponents. Tony Blair served his political apprenticeship w(...)

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