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Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath pictured at the event in Dublin Castle

The Government is promising “ very limited firepower” to fight Brexit, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has claimed. Speaking at the Nat(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf: Joan Burton called for the process of appointing Mr Makhlouf as governor of the Cental Bank to be paused because of controversy engulfing him in his native New Zealand, where he is head of the treasury.

The recruitment process to pick the next Central Bank of Ireland governor cost €70,236, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has disclosed, as his cho(...)

New Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf  ‘has been appointed under law’. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg via Getty

The process of appointing new Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf should be paused because of controversy engulfing him in his native New Zealand, (...)

The Religious Sisters of Charity order did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Solicitors acting for a woman who was given back the wrong child after leaving her infant daughter in the temporary care of nuns at the St Patrick’s G(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf is facing an inquiry during his final weeks as a senior official in the New Zealand finance ministry. Photograph: Bloomberg.

The Labour Party has called for the appointment of the new Central Bank governor to be put on hold until an investigation into his actions in New Zeal(...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

Dún Laoghaire TD Richard Boyd Barrett: “I think realistically once Clare Daly ran it was always [the case] that she was going to take the left vote...” Photograph: James Forde

After a weekend of peaks and troughs for the Greens and Sinn Féin, another group of politicians and activists who will be licking their wounds over th(...)

Labour TD Joan Burton criticised the National Museum for being “hopeless on the subject of women”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A permanent exhibition to mark women’s place in Irish history could be installed in the National Museum of Ireland, Minister for Culture Josepha Madig(...)

Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign has called for the decriminalisation of drug use. Photograph: PA

The shame and self-loathing experienced be people addicted to illegal drugs were compounded by being criminalised, a recovering addict has warned. I(...)

A file image of builders carrying out remedial work at St Luke’s National School in Tyrrelstown, Dublin after structural defects were identified. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

A promised review of the Department of Education’s ‘design and build’ policy has not yet started but will be set-up by the end of the month, Minister (...)

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