Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe ‘is facing the biggest challenge of his political career’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In the coming months the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, will have to take a range of critical decisions which will make or break the Governmen(...)

Fr Seán Healy of  Social Justice Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish economy could begin overheating by the end of 2019, the left-leaning think tank the Nevin Economic Institute has predicted. The institute’(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe tsaid he would also look at the “so-called prudence fund”.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is to begin a review of the sustainability of corporation tax income in the wake of the sharp increase in receipt(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: his unusually blunt comments will be seen as a warning to Minister for Health Simon Harris to control spending within his sector. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The current rate of health spending, if repeated for the rest of the year, will be a “significant risk” to the management of the public finances, Mini(...)

Central Dublin. EY noted that Ireland remained a “highly attractive” destination for foreign direct investment for companies moving operations out of the UK.  Photograph: iStock

One of the “big four” professional services firms has increased its growth forecast for the State’s economy in light of strong corporate tax receipts (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Government is   preparing two separate budgets, based on whether Britain will leave the European Union at the end of October with or without a deal. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government is preparing to take decisions that some will see as “lacking compassion” to rein in public spending, the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has wa(...)

Boris Johnson during the launch of his campaign to become leader of the Conservative  Party and prime minister at the Sky Loft, Millbank Tower, Westminster. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The notorious criminal Larry Dunne, credited with flooding the streets of Dublin with heroin in the 1970s, famously remarked to gardaí after his convi(...)

The Department of Finance’s  chief economist John McCarthy addressing the ESRI’s annual budget perspectives conference in Dublin

The Irish economy is on a knife-edge, poised between “overheating” and a major Brexit-related downturn, the State’s chief economist has warned. John(...)

Karlin Lillington on the national broadband debate: “To end up where we are, after two decades, is so exasperating, so misguided, so idiotic, so stupidly aligned to the fact that almost no one in government, from any party, has ever taken this issue seriously or viewed it intelligently.”

Thousands of credit union members across the State are being asked to withdraw some of their savings, as caps are being applied to deposit accounts. S(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: he may be willing to heed some of the advice from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council this time. Photograph: Conor Healy Photography

Last November, the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (Ifac) unleashed a torrent of criticism against the Government for “repeatedly” breaching its own bud(...)

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