Leo Varadkar:  “An element of anti-Traveller sentiment” behind at least  some of the vote received by Peter Casey.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael could have achieved greater success if it had a majority Government, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has suggested. Mr Varadkar’s remarks came at Du(...)

Ann O’Donnell’s debut novel , writing as Jax Miller, Freedom’s Child was published in 2015 by UK publisher HarperFiction.

The High Court has wound up the company which provides the services of writer Ann O’Donnell, whose pen name is Jax Miller, over failure to pay a Reven(...)

Halloween: Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s 1978 film

John Carpenter had only shot and scored two semi-obscure features when the film producer Irwin Yablans came to him with a proposal: make a low-budget (...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe takes questions about Budget 2019. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

A single person earning €75,000 a year will gain 10 times as much as a single person earning €25,000, as a result of tax changes in Budget 2019, accor(...)

Financial data analysis graph showing market trends over one hundred Euro bill on a digital display. Selective focus. Horizontal composition with copy space. Photograph: iStock

The absence of significant tax cuts from yesterday’s Budget will have come as no surprise but the Minister could have gone further in some key areas, (...)

Christopher Fox, taxi driver. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Christopher Fox, Pearse House, Dublin “I smoke 40 cigarettes a day. Cigarettes are going up by 50 cent. That’s disgraceful. They [the Government] are(...)

 Interested groups listen to Paschal Donohoe, deliver the budget at Buswells Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Gambling smokers who are planning to buy a diesel car and like the odd meal in a restaurant or a night away in an Irish hotel are likely to be the big(...)

 Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, prior to announcing Budget 2019

As European Union leaders prepare for crunch talks next week on the United Kingdom’s exit from the bloc, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has fram(...)

Middle income earners will save about €250 in tax a year on the back of changes in Tuesday’s budget.

The self-employed and families with stay-at-home parents are set to gain the most from tax cuts announced in Tuesday’s budget, as Minister for Finance(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe introducing the budget in Leinster House.

Below is the full statement of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe announcing the budget to the Dáil on Tuesday(...)

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