Marian Harkin

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House-buyer says the  bank’s refusal to let her draw down the mortgage was putting the purchase of the home she is under contract to buy at serious risk.

A bank has refused to release a mortgage loan to a woman seeking to buy a house over an issue connected to her mortgage protection policy. The woman (...)

Hazel Chu was endorsed by several Green Party politicians. File photograph: The Irish Times

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin has signed nomination papers for Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu whose nomination for the Seanad the party h(...)

The funeral of Davey Reilly arriving  at St Mary’s Cemetery in Carrick-on-Shannon.

Two people have been arrested and more than 80 fixed penalty notices handed out following a Traveller funeral in Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday, which(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said the Government is working on the plan ‘and the more we can do together, across the EU, the more effective it can be’. Photograph: iStock

Planning is underway to establish a system allowing airline passengers avoid restrictions if they have received a Covid-19 vaccination. It is expecte(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin on his way to the Dáil chamber at  the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

What is seldom is wonderful in Dáil Éireann and the Ceann Comhairle was delighted to be the bearer of some glad tidings. “Just before proceeding to L(...)

So-called baby rooms are often uneconomical to run because of the carer-child ratios required for the care of very young children. Photograph: iStock

A group of 20 TDs have called on the Government to extend maternity leave benefits for women who were on maternity leave at the height of lockdown mea(...)

Sources said the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar referenced a number of arrangements Independent TDs had with previous governments. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has offered Independent TDs a deal similar to that given to former Kerry Independent Jackie Healy-Rae to support a coalition be(...)

Marian Harkin TD: “It is likely for a significant number of people that they’ll be over the tax threshold. They’ll be paying a level of tax that they didn’t expect.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Recipients of the Covid-19 unemployment payment could be in for a “terrible shock” at the end of the year if an awareness campaign explaining that the(...)

Simon Coveney said ‘the easy thing is just to call for an extension, but we do not get an extension unless the UK side wants to pursue that approach’.

Ireland and the European Union need to be clever and diplomatic about the “ways and means” of achieving an extension to Brexit negotiations, Tánaiste (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been  clear that a third party is needed, not just Independents, to form a new government. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

It has almost become a ritual at this stage: a dull paragraph landing in inboxes midweek to report the latest turn of the wheel in the slow bicycle ra(...)

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