Michael Mcgrath

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The Government will not be able to afford across-the-board €5 increases in social welfare payments if there is a no-deal Brexit, Minister of State Finian McGrath has said. Photograph: James Forde

The Government will not be able to afford across-the-board €5 increases in social welfare payments if there is a no-deal Brexit at the end of October,(...)

Next general election should not be held until Spring 2020, Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesman Michael McGrath has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The four by-elections for the seats of TDs elected to the European Parliament should be held before Christmas and the next general election should not(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister of State Michael D’Arcy. Photograph: Tom Honan

He might not have been articulating official Government policy but comments this week on bankers’ pay from the Minister of State with responsibility f(...)

Gardaí estimated up to 1,000 people took part in the protest. Photograph: Barry Roche

An Post mail centre workers in Dublin, Portlaoise and Athlone are being urged to show solidarity with over 200 colleagues in Cork facing redundancy as(...)

Deputy commissioner  John Twomey said  the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau had about 50 live insurance investigations since last October, out of a total caseload of approximately 1,500.   Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Three per cent of garda fraud investigations relate to bogus or exaggerated insurance claims, an Oireachtas Committee has heard. Deputy commissioner(...)

Pearse Doherty: “This is just a stalling tactic to try to stall the Bill.”

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman Pearse Doherty has claimed that Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil members of the Oireachtas finance committee are seeking to thw(...)

Ulster Bank is selling €900 million worth of mortgages relating to borrowers who are up to five years behind with their loan repayments.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

More than 3,000 home owners, who owe Ulster Bank €900 million, face the prospect of their mortgages being sold to a vulture fund. The bank signalled (...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe speaks to media on the conclusion of the National Economic Dialogue at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe signalled this week that the public finances would act as a shock absorber for the economy in the event of a no-d(...)

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(...)

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty  said the figures ‘haven’t taken account of the fact that the Christmas bonus has not been factored in’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has rejected claims that the summer economic statement has not factored in the social welfare Christmas bonus pay(...)

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