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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(...)

Eilish Hardiman, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Group, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, Jace O’Rourke (2-and-a-half-months-old) and John Pollock of the  National Paediatric Hospital Development Board  celebrate  the granting of permission for the new children’s hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

1993: A single tertiary paediatric hospital based in Dublin is proposed by the faculty of paediatrics at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. (...)

Some NGOs working with asylum-seekers and migrants,  have already said the Bill is rushed and called for it to be withdrawn to give more time for debate.  Photograph: David Sleator

Serious concerns have been expressed by the Law Society of Ireland about new legislation that will limit the rights of asylum-seekers and refugees to (...)

1993: A single tertiary paediatric hospital based in Dublin is proposed by the faculty of paediatrics at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. I(...)

‘Politicians need to stop reminding us how important education is and start investing in it,’ says June Tinsley of Barnardos. Photograph: Thinkstock

Every year for the guts of a decade, a back-to-school piece has appeared on the Pricewatch page, and every year we have highlighted how our “free” (...)

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