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Finance minister Brian Lenihan: Was there not an onus on him and Brian Cowen to assure themselves as regards the gamble they were taking that the problem with the banks was not a solvency one? Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There is understandable fury over the giddy amusement of Anglo Irish Bank executives on the concealment from the financial regulator that the bank wou(...)

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Róisín Shortall: ‘I believe there is a need for a commission of inquiry to deal with this absolutely comprehensively and speedily, and I also think consideration should be given to the introduction of 
special powers.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Politicians from both sides of the Dáil have expressed differing views as to whether an Oireachtas-led inquiry is the appropriate way to investigate t(...)

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

Expensive e-books and tablet computers are being introduced to schools without any consideration of their educational merit and the Department of Edu(...)

Unite regional secretary Jimmy Kelly: said the downward drift in wages over recent years had been bad for society, the economy and workers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Unite trade union is to lodge claims for pay rises in different parts of the economy where it has strong representation.Speaking at the union’s Ir(...)

Henry Upton: elected deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin

A Labour councillor and nephew of the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has been elected Lord Mayor of Dublin. Oisín Quinn said he was “honoured” to(...)

Anti-abortion demonstrators outside Leinster House in 1983. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

In 1983, the electorate voted in a referendum to approve article 40.3.3 in the Constitution which acknowledged the right to life of the unborn. It was(...)

As a word, vaping has yet to achieve common currency, but it is getting there. Short for vapourising, it describes the process whereby nicotine is inh(...)

Unite regional secretary Jimmy Kellyproposed a motion to reject  the Haddington road pay agreement. Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Unite, the largest trade union in Britain and Ireland, has backed an emergency motion at its Belfast conference opposing the Haddington Road proposals(...)

 The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, and the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, at the launch of an independent evaluation of JobBridge , the national internship scheme, last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Over the past week some senior Ministers started to throw shapes about the thrust of next year’s budget. In crude terms Fine Gael is emphasising the n(...)

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 “(...)

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