Mary Lou Mcdonald

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 Arlene Foster  said she  also excited about what may lay ahead. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Stormont’s outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster has said she is “sad” at the manner in which she was ousted as she prepares for her final engagements(...)

 Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald. Sinn Féin’s longstanding opposition to the Local Property Tax  is muddled and out-of-kilter with its wider political agenda.

Language is everything in politics. Notice how Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald refers to the local property tax (LPT) as a “tax on the family home”(...)

Irish Times Summer Nights: Chris O’Dowd will be talking to Patrick Freyne on the festival’s opening night

The 2021 Irish Times Summer Nights online festival takes place from the end of June, with a host of high-profile guests including writers, politicians(...)

Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill, Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister, refers to herself as “joint head of government”. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland is still waiting for Edwin Poots to nominate a new DUP first minister but there seems little doubt the subsequent first minister will(...)

Taoiseach: Too many people on too many councils across the country are objecting to too many housing projects

The Taoiseach today told the Dáil there were “too many people on too many councils” objecting to housing projects amid heated exchanges with the Oppos(...)

Homes built since 2013 will now be subject to the local property change. File Image: The Irish Times

Local authorities should have powers to vary local property tax (LPT) rates by significantly more than the 15 per cent limit that currently exists, Tá(...)

Government has signalled that the large fiscal response to the pandemic  will be wound down in the second half of the year as the country opens up and the economy recovers. File photograph: Getty

The Coalition will continue to borrow heavily to finance Covid supports for the rest of this year, growing the budget deficit and the national debt, b(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

No fireworks at the launch of the Government’s Wellbeing Framework and Big Stimulus Roadmap Package for Economic Recovery, but Leo Varadkar predicted (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said that from November of this year all homes would be revalued. File photograph: iStock

One-third of homeowners face an increase in their property tax bills of about €90 as part of a new reform of the system due to be unveiled by the Gove(...)

An image of the new development for Moore Street including a planned archway. Illustration: Hammerson

There were angry Dáil exchanges between Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald in a row over plans by property group Hammerso(...)

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