Brendan Howlin

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Labour  leader Brendan Howlin TD.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has claimed that the prospect of postponing the issue of the Irish “backstop” is being discussed in the Brexit talks as n(...)

Fine Gael Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue on budget day at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Last week’s budget was described as an election budget without being a giveaway budget. Today’s poll findings suggest voters agree with this analysis.(...)

Tanaiste Simon Coveney: Denis Naughten had nothing to do with the technical side of broadband plan bidding. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten would like a “fair hearing” in the Dáil to address the issues around meetings with a key bidder for the Nat(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said so far he is satisfied with the Minister for Communications’ explanation over his meetings with the lead bidder for th(...)

The ODCE has about 40 staff. And last year it received an allocation of €5m from Minister for Business Heather Humphreys’ department. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government is to allocate an extra €1 million to the white collar crime watchdog, the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE), to p(...)

The funeral procession of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Hundreds of mourners lined the streets of Dublin on Wednesday for the funeral cortege of Emma Mhic Mhathúna, a high-profile campaigner in the Cervical(...)

Minister for Paschal Donohoe  in advance of delivering Budget 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Hotels, cinemas, museums, hairdressers, restaurants and cafes face a Vat hike of 4.5 per cent after the Dáil voted to reverse the concession introduce(...)

“Ireland is committed to high taxation of tobacco to encourage young people in particular” to stop smoking, Minister for Health Simon  Harris has said.  File photograph: iStockPhoto

Tax on tobacco products represents 79 per cent of their retail cost, Minister for Health Simon Harris said, as he announced that a 20-pack will now co(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna

Tributes have been paid to Emma Mhic Mhathúna following her death at the age of 37. The mother-of-five had been diagnosed with terminal cancer earlie(...)

Labour Leader Brendan Howlin (front): ‘It is shocking that one quarter of workers are earning less than the living wage’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has accused the Government of attempting to “shrink the tax base” and of planning to provide tax cuts in next week’s budg(...)

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