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The annual standing charge for water will be €50 per house, or less, with the average yearly bill expected to come in below €300, The Irish Times has learned After years of austerity, water charges are the last big ticket item of painful adjustment

The annual standing charge for water will be €50 per house, or less, with the average yearly bill expected to come in below €300, (...)

Angela Kerins, former Rehab chief executive. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Rehab board has acknowledged serious failings in its stewardship of the disability body, as the Public Accounts Committee urged former chiefs A(...)

Geraldine Byrne Nason was “a pivotal figure in the fiscal treaty referendum campaign and throughout Ireland’s EU presidency”, a Government  spokesman said.

The second-highest official in the Department of the Taoiseach is leaving the post with a view to returning to the Department of Foreign Affair(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter apologises in the Dáil  to Garda whistleblowers over his handling of the affair.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Pressure on the Coalition has eased after the apology in the Dáil by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to the two Garda whistleblowers. However(...)

Alan Shatter: in the eye of political storm. Photograph: Eric Luke

The eruption of the Garda bugging affair creates yet more political turmoil for Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. Already under acute p(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore. Gilmore yesterday called on Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to withdraw assertions made in Dáil. Photograph: Eric Luke

A renewed bout of internecine squabbling within the Government over Garda matters intensified yesterday as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore called on Min(...)

Enda Kenny takes part in New York’s St Patrick’s Day parade. On the final day of his US visit, he said:   “If you had 30,000 three- bedroom detached houses in Dublin you’d sell them all in a week. That’s the pent-up demand that’s there.” Photograph: EPA/Andrew Gombert

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said there is a pressing need to build more houses in Dublin to ease pent-up demand that has pushed up the price of some p(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he did not know what was being raised by Secretary general to the Government Martin Fraser or Ambassador to the US Anne Anderson in the lobby of Fitzpatrick’s Hotel in New York. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny made little yesterday of a public altercation in New York between his top civil servant and Ireland’s most senior diplomat(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny sits with New York mayor Bill de Blasio (third from right) during a service at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York yesterday. Photograph: Lucas Jackson / Reuters

In New York yesterday, for the second time in two days, Enda Kenny found himself with the mayor of a major American city who wouldn’t go the St Pat(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe: source said the report had vindicated him for a second time. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

  Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan retains his confidence in the wake of the Garda Inspectorate’s report o(...)

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