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As part of its investigation into tracker mortgages, the Central Bank is investigating 11 lenders

A formal complaint has been submitted to the European Commission’s directorate-general for competition calling for an investigation into possible cart(...)

The comments come as speculation mounts that tax cuts may not be as great in tomorrow’s inaugural budget from Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe as initially envisaged, given the expense in widening the standard rate band and the moderate scale of how much the goverment has available to spend.

Ireland needs to deliver a balanced budget that doesn’t “stray an inch” from European Union fiscal rules Brian Hayes MEP warned on Monday. The comm(...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is (...)

Buy your pension in Germany? Well you might be able to by 2019 under a new European proposal.

It’s been a long time in coming, but a pan-European pension, which would allow Irish pension savers seek out a portable – and potentially cheaper – pe(...)

Brian Hayes MEP said “ultimately there will be a deal on tax” as both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael want the budget to go through. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes said on Wednesday he expects his party’s disagreement with Fianna Fáil over the universal social charge (USC) and income tax(...)

‘Irish legislators need to recognise that an integral part of citizenship is the right to vote and have representation in their home country.’ 
Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

As an Irish citizen living in London I was pleased that the British Labour Party changed its policy on Brexit, to support the UK staying in the EU cus(...)

Former Fianna Fáil minister of state Conor Lenihan has confirmed he is talking to the party about running in the Dublin constituency in the next European elections. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times.

Former Fianna Fáil minister of state Conor Lenihan has said he is talking to the party about running in the Dublin constituency in the next European e(...)

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes: insurers’ host countries need strengthened role to be able to address solvency problems. Photograph: Alan Betson

The European Union’s “flawed” insurance supervisory regime will lead to more Setanta Insurance-type failures unless the European Insurance and Occupat(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross: well-meaning efforts at sparkling banter. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Winston Churchtown’s two-day appearance before the Oireachtas Committee on Un-Olympian Activities was a tour de force. He would be absolutely unanimo(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank: his membership of the elite group of 30  “raises serious questions about the transparency of the ECB’s activities”,  says European Parliament member Brian Hayes.  Photograph: Peti Kollanyi/Bloomberg

The European ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, is investigating the involvement of European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi in a group known as the(...)

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