Michael Mcgrath

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Fianna Fáil’s McGrath told the Dáil the Fiscal Advisory Council and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform had warned that the Government’s medium-term plans were not credible ahead of this year’s budget. File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Government has made unfunded commitments costing more than €4 billion with money that it simply does not have, Fianna Fáil has claimed. The party(...)

The issue of Government spending has been one of main the topics of the local and European elections, with TDs from all parties reporting voter concern about projects such as the national children’s hospital and the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has called on the State’s fiscal watchdog to carry out an official examination of the Government’s budgetary figures because it claims Fin(...)

The Hebron Industiral Estate on the outskirts of Kilkenny City, where the proposed mosque was to be built. Photograph: Google Maps

Kilkenny Imam Ibrahim Nadure has described a decision by An Bord Pleanála to reject plans for a mosque and Islamic centre as “crushingly disappointing(...)

The Government will be ‘riding shotgun’ on the National Broadband Plan to ensure that costs are controlled, the Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has told an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government will be “riding shotgun” on the National Broadband Plan to ensure that costs are controlled, the Minister for Communications Richard Br(...)

The  market in Ireland for personal contract plans (PCPs) has been largely driven by the opening of financial services arms of the car giants

Toyota Ireland says it has financed the purchase of over 20,000 new and used cars by Irish customers since it set up a banking operation in November 2(...)

Efforts to make  senior banking executives more accountable for their actions are delayed due to  Brexit, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe  said. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Efforts to make individual senior banking executives more accountable for their actions have been delayed because of the focus on Brexit business, Min(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue: the second-largest dividend last year was paid by the DAA, totalling €37.4 million, according to the Minister. Photograph: Alan Betson

Commercial semi-State companies last year paid out dividends of €261.19 million to the State, according to Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue. This (...)

In terms of Brexit context lending, AIB chief executive Colin Hunt  says the bank is “responding to customer demand”.

AIB expects to reduce its non-performing loan exposure by between €2 billion and €3 billion by the end of this year, the company told an Oireachtas co(...)

The report is said to outline a number of proposed options for dealing with the tax, from cutting the rate to widening the bands.

Almost a fifth of people could see an increase in their Local Property Tax (LPT) under one option in a report on the levy being considered by Cabinet (...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: mortgage market is ‘far too cosy’. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Finance Ireland’s launch of residential mortgage products will give consumers greater choice and shake up a market that is “far too cosy”, according t(...)

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