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Maureen O’Sullivan TD at the Dáil in 2016. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Dublin Central TD Maureen O’Sullivan has announced that she will not stand for re-election, bringing to an end almost 40 years of representation o(...)

Both PDFORRA, which represents non-commissioned ranks in the Naval Service, and RACO, which represents commissioned officers, said the tax credit is a step in the right direction but will not be enough to retain personnel. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Naval Service representatives have welcomed a Government announcement of a special tax credit of almost €1,300 a year for those on sea patrol duty but(...)

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian  McGrath told an Oireachtas committee he too was ‘very upset’ about  the situation regarding finances for the Irish Deaf Society. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath has said funding difficulties that have arisen at the Irish Deaf Society are “unacceptable (...)

Buswells Hotel: “I started out in the kitchen, then worked my way up to the hall,” concierge Paddy Clerkin says. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“What’s your soup of the day?” asks a lady in her soft Donegal accent while an American tourist at the next table, with mobile to her ear, loudly reco(...)

Financial data analysis graph showing market trends over one hundred Euro bill on a digital display. Selective focus. Horizontal composition with copy space. Photograph: iStock

The absence of significant tax cuts from yesterday’s Budget will have come as no surprise but the Minister could have gone further in some key areas, (...)

Central Bank governor Philip Lane: his institution can make life awkward for the banks. Photograph: Eric Luke

“Show me the money,” Matthew Elderfield once famously challenged Sean Quinn, when the former financial regulator asked whether the businessman had the(...)

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy: said low-paid workers would pay for new communications unit. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy said the budget had revealed how people on social welfare and low-paid workers would pay for the Government’s spin. It had (...)

Ministers, TDs, Senators and  MEPs  relaxing  during a break  on the second day of the Fine Gael parliamentary party think-in in Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Photograph:   Barbara Lindberg.

The Government is committed to introducing a sugar tax in Budget 2018, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Mr Varadkar said there was a number of revenu(...)

Ciaran Rohan is General Secretary of the Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants

Whenever public sector pay makes it onto the political agenda, civil and public servants brace themselves for a slew of overly critical articles and o(...)

Staffing levels and assaults on prison staff are other problem areas, according to the Prison Officers’ Association. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald says it is crucial to avoid industrial action as the Prison Officers’ Association looks to restore its members(...)

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