Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue has sent out hints that not all the money available will be spent on budget day. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has made a few efforts to play down expectations about the October budget. But without much success, it would appear. The post-Easter t(...)

Xavier Legrand: 'It struck me when I was talking to victims of domestic violence, and they were telling their stories, that sometimes they might have been relating the plot of a thriller.' Photograph: Claude Medale/Corbis via Getty

In France a woman dies at the hands of her live-in partner every two and a half days, a shocking statistic that, depressingly, doesn’t include related(...)

The suspected bots weren’t overtly biased, sharing about 41 per cent of links to political sites with a conservative audience, and 44 per cent to primarily liberal audiences. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

Automated accounts – “bots” – on Twitter are responsible for spreading two-thirds of tweeted links to digital content, the Pew Research Centre has fou(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: Weaker-than-expected income tax receipts in the first quarter. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Government tax revenues were marginally below target for the first quarter of 2018 because of softer-than-expected income tax receipts. However, the t(...)

British prime minister Theresa May. “Theresa May has caved on all of her red lines with more humiliating concessions to come.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

With just under a year to go until Britain leaves the European Union a new Brexit lie has emerged. Actually, it’s a variant on an old theme: the infam(...)

‘I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider,’ Frances McDormand said at the end of a rousing acceptance speech for the Best Actress Oscar.

“I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider,” Frances McDormand said at the end of a rousing acceptance speech (...)

 Revenue chairman Niall Cody: “A real challenge for Ireland is that 80%   of all imports and exports come either to or from Ireland through Britain”

The mountains of paperwork that go with monthly and quarterly tax returns will soon be done away with under the Revenue’s plan to fully digitise PAYE (...)

Activists hold signs  during the March for Action on Gun Violence event in Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on February 17th in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gun attack, which left 17 dead. Photograph:  Joe Skipper/Reuters

One hour after news broke about the school shooting in Florida last week, Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia released hundreds of po(...)

 Paschal Donohoe: “My long-term view of the USC has always been to see its integration into the existing PRSI system”

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved the establishment of a working group of senior government officials to examine and make recommendations on the merger (...)

An American panel of public health experts have concluded that vaping with e-cigarettes that contain nicotine can be addictive and that teenagers who (...)

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