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Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy. Photograph: Eric Luke

It was strange how the goodwill that pervaded Wednesday’s Oireachtas hearing into sport in Ireland almost always came back to the ill winds of fiscal(...)

Éamon Ó Cuív said a choice will have to be made between the ‘insignificant risk’ to local freshwater pearl mussel  balanced with the possibility that somebody will die if the road is not upgraded. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland will have to make hard decisions in relation to infrastructure projects and “take our chances with Europe”, former government minister Éamon Ó(...)

An Oireachtas committee recommended that minor complaints to Gsoc be dealt with by gardaí.

New measures so that gardaí who interfere with or obstruct whistleblower claims can be demoted or fired have been recommended by an Oireachtas committ(...)

 Cars at an authorised ELV treatment facility on the Naas Road, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times The Joint Committee on Finance says the Irish motor insurance industry has deliberately been hiding key information from public view and engaging in cartel-like behaviour. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The motor insurance industry and the Central Bank have been accused of throwing consumers to the wolves over the cost of car insurance, and spirallin(...)

Peter Cassells, right, chairman of the expert group on higher education. He called the funding model for the sector  broken. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A college graduate could expect to pay €100-€150 per month over 10-15 years if a student loan scheme is introduced in Ireland, according to experts. (...)

The Central Bank said “national financial regulators have no role in setting or capping premiums or renewal rates”

There was a predictably mixed response to Thursday’s Joint Committee on Finance’s report on the rising cost of motor insurance. The legal profession(...)

The potential withdrawal of EU funding to Northern Ireland as a result of Brexit poses a serious threat to the peace process, Northern Ireland financ(...)

Chief executive Tim Cook said earlier this month that Apple would bring back several billion in untaxed offshore cash sometime in 2017. The company has about $232 billion in cash, with $214 billion of that held overseas. (Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

When Apple was ordered by European regulators to pay $14.5 billion plus interest in back taxes to Ireland, the giant technology company seemed to be f(...)

Minster for Education Richard Bruton. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dear Richard, Pricewatch hopes your new job as Minister for Education is going well and you are enjoying your summer break – a break that, incident(...)

 Michael and Danny Healy Rae:   on the European affairs Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fine Gael will chair seven of the Oireachtas committees while Fianna Fáil secured six under the D’Hondt system. Sinn Féin secured the justice, Belfast(...)

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