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An Ulster Bank executive appearing before the Oireachtas finance committee today.

Ulster Bank chief executive Jim Brown has said it “is not fair” that a number of mortgage holders with the bank believe they can live in their homes w(...)

Brendan Howlin: laid a draft order before the Dáil and Seanad

The Houses of the Oireachtas Service is seeking to speak to parties who would be interested in transcribing the proceedings of the long-awaited bankin(...)

Fred Barry, head of National Roads Authority said choices ’have implications’. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

The National Roads Authority has warned it will not be able to make essential surface repairs on main roads because of budget cuts. Chief executive Fr(...)

Aodhan Ó Ríordáin: criticised school patrons who he said were responsible for a “vacuum of leadership”. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

CONOR POPE, Consumer Affairs CorrespondentExpensive e-books and tablet computers are being introduced to Irish schools without any consideration of th(...)

Schools should be banned from insisting students wear expensive crested uniforms, according to a new report

Schools should be banned from insisting students wear expensive crested uniforms, workbooks should be outlawed and voluntary contributions should be “(...)

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte is initiating a formal review of the fiscal terms for oil and gas exploration but he has rejected demands from an Oireachtas committee for a Norwegian-style regime with very heavy taxation.

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte is initiating a formal review of the fiscal terms for oi(...)

Sex crime? ‘While the elimination of prostitution is a far-fetched ideal, minimisation of harm for those engaged in prostitution is practical, achievable and long overdue in Ireland,’ according to a study. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Department of Justice says that although human trafficking and prostitution sometimes overlap, “human trafficking and prostitution a(...)

Despite requests by several members of the Oireachtas committee on agriculture, food and the marine, Aldi executives said information about the company’s profit margin was commercially too sensitive to reveal. Photograph: Cathy Loughran

Two spokesmen for the Irish branch of discount supermarket chain Aldi refused to give figures regarding the company’s profit margin. Desp(...)

Fine Gael deputy Andrew Doyle who said a delay in returning a form meant that penalty points he received for speeding were allocated to his wife’s licence.

A prominent Fine Gael backbench TD has said his wife had penalty points added to her licence that he received for speeding. Andrew Doyle, chair(...)

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