Charlie Mccreevy

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Sean Dunne at the US  federal courthouse in New Haven, Connecticut:  testified he considered Paul Gallagher and Charlie McCreevy to be personal friends. Photograph: Douglas Healey

Bankrupt property developer Sean Dunne’s alleged political connections led him to seek assistance from former taoiseach Bertie Ahern in selling a Sout(...)

Mark Dalton, who forged the name of Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl on almost 300 cheques to steal €202,066 from a voluntary housing association in Co Kildare, was jailed for three years at Dundalk Circuit Court on Thursday.

A former parliamentary assistant and county councillor who forged the name of Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl on almost 300 cheques to steal €202,066(...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates winning the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup on Kemboy at Punchestown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Grown men crying is far from unusual in a winners’ enclosure but this was different. At Punchestown, men struggled to cope with their emotions at news(...)

Ibec said any new SSIA-type savings scheme would have to work on a countercyclical basis. Photograph: Alan Betson

Employers’ group Ibec has called for a new SSIA-type savings scheme to allow households benefiting from economic growth to save more. Chief executive(...)

Having sold off its US business unexpectedly, Greencore has decided to return to shareholders £509 million (about €580 million) of the €93 million it got in that deal.

I am a small Greencore holder dating back to post Irish Sugar privatisation in December 1991. I find the current offer very confusing and much of the (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin: Mr Howlin says both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are “chameleons” who will change their polices to get into power. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil has a policy platform that is more in line with what Labour wants to achieve if it re-enters government than Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Fine(...)

The dwelling house exemption allows someone to inherit a property tax-free provided that they have lived in it for three years before the homeowner’s death and that it was the main home of the person who has died.  Photograph: iStock

Revenue has decided not to appeal a High Court judgment that allows people to inherit the family home without paying tax, even if they also inherit ot(...)

A cohabiting one-earner household with one child would benefit from a 9 per cent reduction in their effective tax rate  at €50,000, which is €4,500 a year, if they were to get married. File photograph: iStockPhoto

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a fortune must be in want of a wife. Or at least he should be, if he wants to(...)

  Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: adamant that   Government spending will only rise by 4 per cent in 2019. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

At the height of the financial crisis in 2009, the State was spending €23 billion more than it was taking in by way of taxes and other income. That am(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: “The people won’t be fooled because they know Fine Gael has form in making grandiose tax promises before elections and then dropping them afterwards.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has committed Fine Gael to further tax cuts, on top of a number of already promised reductions over the coming years, by flaggi(...)

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