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Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, who   said the Government was ‘conscious of the cost-of-living pressures’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney / Collins Photos

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has unveiled a broad package of tax and spending measures in Budget 2022 aimed at reducing “cost-of-living pressu(...)

Britain’s business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng on the BBC1 current affairs programme The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday. He has made a formal request to chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak to help industries that use a lot of energy. Photograph:  PA Photo

British industry leaders have urged Boris Johnson to stop his cabinet ministers bickering over how to address the soaring cost of gas, warning that fa(...)

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan told the students’ union ‘it is not the city council’s fault that you appear to have been unaware of how the planning system works’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The chief executive of Dublin City Council has been criticised for “snide and dismissive” comments to a students’ union that raised concerns over the (...)

Mervyn Taylor: President Michael D Higgins said that he was “one of the most gracious, unselfish and kindest members ever to serve in the Dáil”. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

This newspaper last Saturday published an obituary of Mervyn Taylor, who was a cabinet minister in the 1990s and also served as chairman of the Labour(...)

Support for the President’s decision is highest among older age groups. Photograph: Maxwells

A large majority of voters approve of the decision by President Michael D Higgins to refuse the invitation to attend a religious event in Armagh to ma(...)

Becoming  president of the Eurogroup  gave Paschal Donohoe  status and access to the key global players. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Having come off weeks of arduous negotiations, Paschal Donohoe is more than entitled to a large glass of wine tonight to ease him into the weekend – i(...)

Poll shows Sinn Féin has the support of almost a third of voters at 32 per cent. The poll totals 101% due to rounding up

Good morning. Last month when Sinn Féin put down a motion of no confidence in Simon Coveney over his handling of the Zapponegate affair, it raised so(...)

Sinn Féin has the support of almost a third of voters at 32 per cent. The poll totals 101% due to rounding up

A sharp fall in support for Fine Gael has opened up a 10-point lead for Sinn Féin over its nearest rival as the party strengthens its position as the (...)

The overall picture of the opposition is one of domination by Sinn Féin, which voters see as by far the leading option for change. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

The rise and rise of Sinn Féin continues. Mary Lou McDonald’s party now enjoys a commanding lead over its main rivals in Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil and(...)

Fórsa general secretary Kevin Callinan: ‘If the return of inflation is sustained over time there will certainly be a renewed focus on the cost of living when negotiations on a new public service deal get under way.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton

The Government is likely to face higher pay demands from State employees next year if inflation continues to rise, public service unions have signalle(...)

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