George Lee

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Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton at the Belvedere College Mace debating competition earlier this month. On the issue of social welfare reform, the Minister  today said recipients were contracted to do their best to find work, and that taxpayers “want to know their money is well spent and want it to be for a period of time, not forever”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Social Welfare Joan Burton was elusive this morning in refusing to define exactly where she would find €390 million in savings in her dep(...)

Host with the most?: Pat Kenny. Photograph: Frank Miller

Given that yesterday’s referendums elicited, at best, a nationwide shrug of the shoulders, one might assume that the last thing the country wants is m(...)

 Minister of State  Brian Hayes who is to discuss the management of the economy and public finances after the Troika leaves at the MacGill summer school this evening.

Rebuilding is the theme of today’s sessions at the annual MacGill Summer School. Reconstructing the banking system, creating a world class education s(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan’s theatrical but palpable empathy is something new Sunday morning radio show host Aoibhinn Ní Shuilleabháin could learn from. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Given the phalanx of male broadcasters that dominates RTÉ’s radio schedule, the first Aoibhinn and Company (RTÉ Radio 1, Sunday) came as a refreshing (...)

Paul Connolly (left) and Brian Jerry with their dogs, Tess and Millie, at Kilbogget Park, in Cabinteely, Co Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Why now? Back in the 1990s Cabinteely was a sleepy little village where time seemed to have stood still. It shoulders Foxrock, Cornelscourt (...)

The IFSC in Dublin: There’s no doubt it has been a big success since Dermot Desmond first suggested the idea. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Michael Somers, the former head of the National Treasury Management Agency and current deputy chairman of AIB, didn’t pull his punches in his i(...)

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