Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath and party leader  Micheal Martin speak to the media on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Fianna Fáil will increase public spending over and above what was agreed with Fine Gael in the confidence and supply deal, with finance spokesman Mich(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Business Heather Humphreys at Fine Gael press conference to launch their economic plan. Photograph  : Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fine Gael promised higher wages, tax cuts, record levels of investment, a bigger and better paid public service while running a surplus in the public (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste Simon Coveney,  Paschal Donohoe and Heather Humphreys at the headquarters of Combilift Ireland on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Leo Varadkar is parading his elite team of Presentables around the country, holding them up to be universally admired and then putting on the frighten(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar holds eight-month-old Ella Truell at the launch of the Fine Gael general election campaign at Combilift in Annahagh, Co Monaghan on Wednesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael Ministers claimed Fianna Fáil cannot be trusted to manage the next phase of the Brexit process as they launched t(...)

IDA Ireland chief executive warned of downside risks for foreign direct investment into Ireland over  the next few years. Photograph:  Chris Bellew /Fennell.

The head of the State agency responsible for securing foreign direct investment says Ireland faces increasingly stiff competition from eastern Europea(...)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys pointed out that spreading regional development was a priority.

The Government has been accused of “anti rural bias” following a year in which IDA visits to potential foreign direct investment sites have continued (...)

‘All of the research shows that the Border region is most exposed to the impact of Brexit,’ Heather Humphreys said.

The Government has announced details of a special €28 million economic stimulus package for the Border region that is designed to mitigate the effects(...)

A meeting of Dáil Éireann  in August 1921,  shortly after the truce that brought the War of Independence to an end. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

Events to mark the War of Independence this year will be “Cork’s 1916”, the city’s Lord Mayor has said. Cllr John Sheehan said Cork people “feel own(...)

Joe O’Reilly has served as senator for the Cavan-Monaghan constituency. Photograph: Joe O’Reilly/Facebook

Fine Gael has dropped long-serving senator Joe O’Reilly as a candidate in the Cavan-Monaghan constituency. In the latest of a round of imposed change(...)

Under the changes, all chef grades are eligible for an employment permit. Photograph: iStock

Changes to the State’s work permit regime to address labour shortages will allow more chefs, nurses and construction workers from outside the European(...)

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