Dr James Reilly: said only five organisations had replied to a circular letter issued at the end of September. Photograph: Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly said he is aware of a number of “arrangements” in State-fund hospitals and health agencies which may breach official (...)

RGdata director general Tara Buckley  said there was worry in the retail sector that retail agents and players would ultimately pay the price to fund the purchase of the national lottery licence. Photograph: Collins

The umbrella group for independent traders RGdata has written to Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin seeking assurances that retailers’ com(...)

A letter by Roger Casement to the police inspector responsible for his custody, written just three months before his execution and detailing his at(...)

The country’s main mortgage providers indicated today there were no immediate plans to pass on the latest European Central Bank (ECB) rate cut to vari(...)

Part of the lottery money will fund several 1916 commemoration projects

More than half of the €405 million raised from the sale of the National Lottery is to be re-invested in a range of State projects and programmes, incl(...)

 Chancellor Angela Merkel  arriving for talks over a possible government coalition with the German Greens  in Berlin today. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Further EU support for Irish banks and Ireland’s corporation tax regime have emerged as stumbling blocks in German coalition talks. In a worryi(...)

Legal firm A&L Goodbody has lost two big advisory contracts over a “conflict of interest” connected with the lottery licence competition.The firm (...)

Prof John Fitzgerald of the ESRI: “Our view is it’s safer to do the €3 billion this year”

The Government risks missing its fiscal targets for next year by opting for a budgetary adjustment of less than €3.1 billion, the Economic and Social (...)

Rehab has initiated legal action against the State and An Post for damages arising from the National Lottery’s dominant market position.The charity g(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin at a press conference at the department to outline the third-quarter exchequer returns. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Government has received a timely boost ahead of this month’s budget with the latest exchequer numbers indicating it is on course to hit its main f(...)

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