Meath East

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Brian Collins: ‘We need to ensure the tax system supports and underpins those policy objectives.’

Lap dancing is subject to just 9 per cent VAT but marriage counselling is taxed at 23 per cent, Labour delegates were told during a debate on tax refo(...)

Senator Thomas Byrne who today claimed the publication on  Google Knowledge Graph of a photograph of convicted solicitor Thomas Byrne accompanying a profile of the politician is ‘clearly and grossly defamatory’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil Senator Thomas Byrne has secured interim High Court orders restraining Google from publishing a photo image of convicted solicitor Thomas (...)

There was widespread criticism of the two ballot papers which seemed to have caused confusion among voters in 6,000 centres. The ballot papers made reference only to the 32nd and 33rd amendments to the Constitution without stating in full the propositions. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Voting has closed in the two referendums on the abolition of the Seanad and a new Court of Civil Appeal. Turnout was low across the country and will s(...)

 Even among Labour supporters, there are figures that will raise concerns. Some 44 per cent of Labour supporters in this poll express dissatisfaction with Eamon Gilmore’s leadership, compared to 40 per cent who express dissatisfaction. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is absolutely no doubt about the figure that stands out in the latest Irish Times/Ipsos mrbi opinion poll like a sore thumb.It is the 6 per cent(...)

(From left) Martin Heydon TD, Anthony Lawlor TD and Richard Bruton TD at a Fine Gael meeting on Thursday on the referendum to abolish the Seanad.

Fine Gael has succeeded in flipping Paddy Hillery’s famous exhortation to a Fianna Fáil Árd Fheis a generation ago: “You can have Boland but you ca(...)

Simon Coveney said that the response of his department and other State agencies to the horse meat crisis was quick and decisive.

Politicians, like journalists, veer towards hyperbole but when Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Simon Coveney declares 2013 as “an extraordinary(...)

Abolishing the Seanad would save the country €100 million over a five-year Dáil term, Fine Gael’s director of elections for the Seanad referendum, Ric(...)

Creighton to vote with her conscience on abortion

Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton has told the Dáil that she will vote in accordance with her conscience on the Government’s ab(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny congratulates Helen McEntee , on her election as a TD in March. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

A total of €106,653.42 was spent by candidates in the Meath East byelection in March with Fine Gael’s successful candidate Helen McEntee spending the (...)

Tom Hayes TD was appointed the new Minister of State at the Dept of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, pictured at Government Buildings with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Simon Coveney, TD. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Two senior Labour Ministers have taken issue with claims by a newly appointed Fine Gael Minister of State that two key Government policy plans have(...)

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