David Cullinane

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Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane has criticised ‘unsustainable’ funding cuts to councils. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Local authorities in Dublin and Waterford are facing “unsustainable” funding cuts of €18.4 million because of reduced transfers from the Government, t(...)

The contract will be signed with National Broadband Ireland, the group led by US businessman David McCourt, above. Photograph: Jason Clarke

The Government will on Tuesday morning sign the controversial contract to extend broadband coverage to over 500,000 rural homes and business. The con(...)

Senior civil servants in the Department of Public Expenditure strongly opposed the plan on a value-for-money basis. File image: Michael Smith/Getty

The Government is expected to sign the controversial contract to extend broadband coverage to over 500,000 rural homes and business on Tuesday. The C(...)

The Dáil voted against an increase in the levy despite calls for a higher levy of between €250m and €400m

An increase in the levy imposed on banks raised the chances of a legal challenge to the charge, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has told the Dái(...)

Sinn Féin spokesperson on finance, Pearse Doherty TD. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Budget has failed to ease the pressure on workers and families but has instead favoured bankers, insurance companies and vested interests that the(...)

Accounts filed by the Harold’s Cross stadium owner, Dublin Greyhound and Sports Association Ltd, show that the company paid a €13.95m dividend to Bord na gCon from the sale price. File photograph: Inpho

The company behind the now-closed Harold’s Cross greyhound track “wrote off” €6.5 million from its controversial €23 million sale last year, its lates(...)

Mr Dollard said the “footprint” of the greyhound industry may have to change

Attendances at greyhound tracks dropped by a fifth in the aftermath of RTÉ’s expose of mistreatment of dogs in the sector as the sport faces a “proble(...)

RTÉ: “The wages of the high-earners do make it more difficult for the political system to be sympathetic . . . but there are other major issues that have to be dealt with,” says the Public Accounts Committee’s Seán Fleming  TD. Photograph: Alan Betson

Reducing the salaries of RTÉ’s top earners is “not enough” to fix the broadcaster’s current financial situation, opposition politicians have said. On(...)

Photograph: iStock

An Oireachtas committee is to recommend that a majority of the directors of the company set to supply broadband to hundreds of thousands of rural home(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley said the Government’s ‘lack of experience and arrogance will hurt Ireland in the coming months’.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has moved to reassert his party’s position on Brexit after one of his senior TDs accused Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of f(...)

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