Minister Shane Ross: told Cabinet meeting he would not facilitate any more judicial appointment under ‘rotten system’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has agreed to the appointment of three more judges despite strong opposition expressed by the Independent Alliance at yesterday’s Cabin(...)

 A spokesman for the Department of Finance said:  “As it is and will continue to be an important issue for the State, it will continue to be appropriately resourced.” Photograph: Reuters

The costs involved in fighting the case for Ireland to take up to €15 billion in tax from Apple have now risen above €4.6 million. Legal bills, (...)