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According to former IBRC chief executive, Mike Aynsley, the inquiry’s spiralling legal costs could leave taxpayers with a €100 million bill once the commission has finished its work.

Taxpayers face a potential €100 million bill for the investigation of the sale of building services group Siteserv to a Denis O’Brien-owned company, a(...)

Ross Maguire: “If you have an arrangement with Permanent TSB and the loan is sold on, the fund is bound by that arrangement.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A significant degree of hysteria is being whipped up in relation to vulture funds and the sale of loans by Permanent TSB, according to the head of an (...)

The Luas number 5027, a 55 metre tram photographed on O’Connell Bridge blocking traffic recently. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Traffic congestion in Dublin City Centre and slow Luas speeds are partly due to a decision of the railway safety regulator to impose a 10 km/h speed l(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launching Project Ireland 2040  at Sligo Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As reaction to the National Development Plan emerges, there is a clear divide between the business and industry sectors which have broadly welcomed ne(...)

Social Democrats: Ms Shortall said that under her party’s legislation unpaid leave would be available to either or both parents. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Government policy is that parental leave should be introduced on a paid basis, Minister of State for Justice David Stanton has told the Dáil. “The pr(...)

Transport must form a big part of the 10-year investment plan in the State’s infrastructure, which will be announced in a few weeks, Taoiseach Leo Var(...)

Members of the Social Democrats  at the party’s national conference in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

The Social Democrats have called for increased investment in public services in forthcoming budgets instead of tax cuts. The party’s co-leaders, Cath(...)

Social Democrats: under joint leaders Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall the party will need hard work and a dollop of luck to get the traction to become a serious force on the left. Photograph: Eric Luke

The second national conference of the Social Democrats, which takes place in Dún Laoghaire this weekend, should give a good indication whether the par(...)

A total of 38 TDs have contributed to a Dáil debate on the report of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment.

A Dáil debate on the report of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution resumed late on Tuesday night, having run for two days (...)

Shopping spree: Revenue could take in between 9 and 23 per cent of the total spent on vouchers if the Government changed the law. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Revenue is losing up to €16 million in VAT each year because the State doesn’t encourage consumers to redeem gift vouchers, a TD has claimed. Gift vo(...)

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