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Fianna Fáil spokesperson on finance Michael McGrath called Minister Eoghan Murphy’s threat “a headline-grabbing announcement to coincide with the Fine Gael think-in in Galway”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy should focus on eliminating bureaucracy in his own department rather than threatening to remove powers from local a(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Inis Meáin, Aran Islands: ‘I’m not proposing to go to the Phoenix Park next week or the week after and have an election before the budget, not at all.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not intend to call an election despite Fianna Fáil’s rejection of his request for early negotiations on an ext(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister for Employment and Social Protection Regina Doherty. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has described Fianna Fáil’s response Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s letter as “childish”. Ms Doherty also sa(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said the majority of Irish people will be happy to see Pope Francis visit Ireland this weekend.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said criticism of the Catholic Church in the lead up to the papal visit to Ireland has been excessive and said he will t(...)

The Project Scariff sale is expected to be the last big portfolio sale undertaken by Ulster Bank, which has been restructuring its Irish assets for almost a decade.

Opposition politicians and consumer advocates have criticised Ulster Bank for agreeing to sell a €1.4 billion portfolio of distressed Irish home loans(...)

Permanent TSB chief executive Jeremy Masding said existing regulations would continue to protect homeowners after the loans were sold. Photograph: Alan Betson

Permanent TSB will receive €1.3 billion in cash from Start Mortgages for a batch of bad home loans that had a face value of €2.1 billion. News of the(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said anyone who breaks the law ‘should be willing to do the time’ in jail.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted his proposal for a general election to be held in the summer of 2020 was a “serious” one, and said he was not “cha(...)

Dr Bassam Naser, of Howth Road, Sutton, Dublin 13, who was jailed for failing to pay €100,000 in tax. File photograph: Alan Betson

An Independent Minister is lobbying Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan for the release of a GP who was recently jailed for failing to pay €100,000 (...)

Michael McGrath: he said the Central Bank was still allowing some lenders to “treat their existing customers in a very unfair manner”

The Central Bank’s report into the behaviour and culture of the Irish retail banks is “quite abstract”, and the focus must now be on practical measure(...)

  Finian McGrath stressed the importance of enacting the legislation before the summer recess so the service can be in place for carers in September. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

An extra 14,000 people will be entitled to a GP visit card as a result of an expansion of existing schemes to those in receipt of carer’s payments. (...)

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