John Mccarthy

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Minister for Expenditure Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Mr Noonan had previously signalled that Brexit was likely to cause a 0.5% drag on Irish GDP this year

The Department of Finance has downgraded it growth projections for the Irish economy again to accommodate the risk associated with Brexit and a more (...)

The IMF’s Michael McGrath  sent email to the Department of Finance’s chief economist on July 17th

The head of International Monetary Fund’s mission to Ireland sought an urgent conference call with officials in Dublin after it emerged last month the(...)

The European Union’s statistics agency is sending a mission to Dublin  to investigate  Irish economic growth figures  which prompted claims of “leprechaun economics”. File photograph: Getty Images

The European Union’s statistics agency is sending a mission to Dublin next month to investigate the Irish economic growth figures for last year which (...)

Social Democrats Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Roisin Shortall during the 2016 election campaign. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

A member of the Social Democrats has expressed disappointment at the refusal of the Bishop of Cloyne to reverse a decision to drop him as a reader at (...)

Ken Curtin of the Social Democrats was told  by the administrator of St Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh he was being removed from the Mass reader rota because of his party’s support for removing the Eighth Amendment on abortion, which gives equal rights to the mother and unborn child. File photograph: Socialdemocrats.ie

A Social Democrats election candidate who was dropped as a Mass reader at a Co Cork church because of the party’s support for repealing the Eighth Ame(...)

Former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice: could lend  strong national security bona fides to Donald Trump. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

John Nance Garner, Franklin D Roosevelt’s running mate better known as “Cactus Jack”, famously said that “the vice-presidency was not worth a bucket o(...)

Mike Keady (Moycullen) is presented with the Connacht Cup by Kathleen Reynolds. Also pictured, from left: Eugene Nolan, Connacht Angling Council and Martin Kinneavey, Chairman, Connacht Angling Council. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

Following a review of its fish farming operations, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has decided to phase out the facility over the coming years. Instea(...)

Bill Clinton with his wife Hillary during a campaign event at Fitzpatrick’s Grand Central Hotel in New York. Photograph: James Higgins

Former US president Bill Clinton has advised Irish politicians to work together rather than stick to their positions in an effort to break the politic(...)

Garda tape at the scene at Buncrana pier in Co Donegal after five people were  killed and a baby girl is in hospital after a car they were in slipped from the pier. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A Lough Swilly RNLI team member says the local community has been stunned by the tragedy at Buncrana pier which saw five members of the same family lo(...)

John McCarthy jnr (21), with an address at the Lane, College Farm, Newbridge, Co Kildare was convicted by Judge John Brennan at Dublin District Court in January of theft from Kathleen Byrne

A judge has adjourned sentencing a roofer found guilty of scamming €3,000 from a frightened 84-year-old woman for unnecessary work at her north Co Dub(...)

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