Charlie Mccreevy

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Public services card

The possibility that the State’s public services card (PSC) might eventually become a national identity card was discussed by the then Fianna Fáil-led(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: promised in his budget speech to “do this differently” in future. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Boom and bust. That has been the recent history of the Irish economy. The Government is promising to break the cycle and to set growth on a sustainabl(...)

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 (...)

Ryanair has announced that it will  fly 25 fewer aircraft than planned this winter, and has cancelled  thousands more flights between November and March, affecting  400,000 passengers. Photograph: PA Wire

At some point over the next year, well after the dust settles from the various crises that have hit Ryanair over the past three weeks, it is likely th(...)

Brian Lenihan, Eileen Lemass, Charles Haughey and Gerry Collins at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

It was not so much the reopening of Stepaside Garda station that suggested “stroke politics” – it was the unsubtle banners that festooned the constit(...)

Ryanair chairman David Bonderman. Advisers recommend that shareholders oppose his re-election at the airline’s AGM this month.

Advisers are urging Ryanair shareholders to vote against executive pay and the re-election of chairman David Bonderman and other board members at its(...)

“I should have called it Roy Keane House”: Eamon Dunphy at home. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“That was a cakewalk for Liverpool last night,” says the photographer. “It was, but they’re still dodgy at the back,” says Eamon Dunphy. “And Klopp’(...)

When investing, it is important to take account not only of the gross return but also of any taxes that might apply that would reduce this return. Photograph: iStock

Your colleague Fiona Reddan wrote a very useful article on different options to putting money on deposit. What does not seem to be highlighted in it i(...)

Paschal Donohoe: many of the economic choices facing the State will fall to him. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The MacGill Summer School, held annually in Glenties, Co Donegal, and which has been taking place all this week, is easy to parody. Official Ireland t(...)

Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe: next generation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Leo Varadkar is 38. His first vote was in the general election of 1997, when Bertie Ahern snatched victory from under the noses of a competent but pol(...)

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