Richard Bruton recalled that he had warned the then Fianna Fáil government in 2004 that its Central Bank Bill was defective.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

The Government believes any failures by the banks in dealing with the tracker mortgage scandal should be “ruthlessly pursued’’, Minister for Education(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton says The Central Bank will be given any powers it requires to deal the banks over the tracker mortgage scandal.

The Government believes any failures by the banks in dealing with the tracker mortgage scandal should be “ruthlessly pursued”, Minister for Education (...)

 Vice Admiral Mark Mellett: nominated by the Government for election to the highest military body in the EU. Photograph: Alan Betson

Vice Admiral Mark Mellett will stand down as chief of staff of the Defence Forces if he is appointed chairman of the EU Military Committee (EUMC) the (...)

Senator Gerard Craughwell said there were only two qualified chain saw operators covering the entire northern section of the country in a line from Dublin to Galway. Photograph:  Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell has claimed the Army does not have adequate resources to deal with a weather incident like Hurricane Ophelia. H(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin accused the Taoiseach of making “asinine’’ remarks on Brexit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin accused the Taoiseach of making “asinine’’ remarks on Brexit during sharp Dáil exchanges. “It does him no justice i(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said local authorities would receive additional resources to assist in the clean-up.   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Two incidents during Storm Ophelia on Monday almost cost the lives of members of the emergency services, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has revealed. “We wer(...)

 Fianna Fáil finance spokesperson Michael McGrath: “The people who are affected want to see a roadmap back to being treated equally based on their contributions.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government needs to set out a “roadmap” to deal with an anomaly in the pension scheme that sees thousands of women losing out on payments, Fianna (...)

Independent Senator Lynn Ruane who asked about  plans to lift the “baptism barrier’’ over admissions to Catholic primary schools.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said he will introduce “constitutionally robust proposals’’ to end religious discrimination in school admiss(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald said paying the money back would cost an estimated €230 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Reversing changes to the State pension introduced in 2012 would cost €60 million next year and a further €10 million annually, Tánaiste Frances Fitzge(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that in the case of many occupational schemes amounts paid in were not enough to match promises made. “It is regrettable, but I do not see any way of resolving it.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

More powers are to be given to the Pensions Authority in the winding up of pension schemes, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. “Trustees are there to (...)