Anglo Irish Bank: in 2007 David Drumm (left, with chairman Seán Fitzpatrick) was paid €3.3 million, €2 million of it as a bonus for his magnificent stewardship. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ever had that slightly weird sensation of reading a newspaper headline and thinking, Oh, that’s good news? And then you read the story itself and real(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: “He is neither an ideologue nor a risk-taker. He is unapologetically moderate and incremental.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Yet again it was a moment on RTÉ’s Prime Time which illustrated the changed political context in which budgets are shaped in the current Dáil. In the (...)

Irish Stock Exchange chief executive Deirdre Somers: “2016 was a standout year for the ISE as we continued to develop our domestic and international business lines.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Stock Exchange’s (ISE) chief executive, Deirdre Somers, said the bourse operator is “well positioned” for Brexit challenges and opportunitie(...)

Fight poverty and homelessness? Let us debate how to spend €178 million cost of refunding  the water charges. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Last month, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe told the Dáil that the total amount likely to be available to increase current public expenditure in (...)

On average, the cost of car insurance has risen by 38 per cent in the past year: According to the insurance industry, there are solid and sadly sensible reasons for   this. Illustration: iStock/Getty

You know things are bad when people start moving back in with their parents because car insurance costs too much. For most of us, moving back in with (...)

Demonstrators from Siptu, also including some anti-water charges protesters, make their way down O’Connell Street on the evening of May 1st, 2015. Photograph: Liam Ryan/The Irish Times

Several thousand demonstrators including union members took part in a protest rally in Dublin city centre on Friday against the privatisation of certa(...)

Open the Greenway

An announcement by Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe that he has no plans to extend CIÉ’s rail service from Athenry to Tuam will have disappointe(...)

The disruption caused to thousands of mainline rail and Dart users by industrial action taken by the NBRU/SIPTU group of unions represents an excessiv(...)