Colm Brophy

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A total of €9.4 million in settlements was agreed with 61 taxpayers

Retired consultant obstetrician Valerie Donnelly has agreed a settlement of €1.865 million with Revenue after an audit discovered a €1.145 million sho(...)

The report recommended that each government department should develop its own goals for promoting opportunities for women.  Photograph: iStock

The Government should place gender-equality goals at the heart of its budgetary plans, a report by the Oireachtas Committee on Budgetary Oversight has(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar poses with a member of the public while canvassing in Rathfarnham on Friday for a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

If Leo Varadkar’s canvass in Rathfarnham yesterday is anything to go by, his main enemy in the campaign in the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendm(...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan said the third Sunday in May was chosen to take account of other State commemorations in May including the Arbour Hill and Daniel O’Connell commemorations.

The third Sunday in May has been formally designated as the national commemoration day to officially mark the Famine. Minister for Culture Josepha Ma(...)

Children’s groups have argued to maintain the age of digital consent at 13. File photograph: Getty Images

Proposals to raise the digital age of consent from 13 to 16 years of age were rejected by an Oireachtas committee on Wednesday. The digital age of co(...)

A reduction in funding under the common agricultural policy (CAP) would have a “detrimental effect” on both the Irish agricultural sector and the economy as a whole, an Oireachtas committee has said. Photograph: iStock

Increases in Irish contributions to the European Union as a result of Brexit should be limited and our agricultural subsidies defended, an Oireachtas (...)

Commercial stamp duty was increased in budget 2018 in an effort to rebalance activity in favour of residential activity that is required. Photograph: iStock

The move to raise commercial stamp duty in the last budget had a sound basis but longer-term analysis is needed to examine its sustainability, an Oire(...)

Late Debate: Katie Hannon, Fionnuala Sweeney and Sarah McInerney are the new hosts of the RTÉ Radio 1 show Katie Hannon, Fionnuala Sweeney and Sarah McInerney are the new hosts of the Late Debate on RTÉ Radio 1. Photograph: RTÉ

The arrival of Sarah McInerney, Katie Hannon and Fionnuala Sweeney as the new hosts of The Late Debate (RTÉ Radio 1, Tuesday-Thursday) sends out mixed(...)

Speaker of the house Paul Ryan was one of those in congress with whom the Dáil delegation spoke.

Representatives of the Dáil committee on budgetary oversight arrived in Washington this week for meetings with members of congress and the Congression(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin said there was no evidence to suggest  anyone at management level was asking their people to falsify records. Image: Oireachtas screengrab.

Garda breath testing figures were found to be “out of kilter” by 6.4 million at one point during the recent internal Garda review of data, the Oireach(...)

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