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Election campaign in full swing: Fine Gael has this morning published a version of the Fianna Fáil manifesto that features the slogan “no costings, no credibility”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fine Gael has accused Fianna Fáil of failing to provide adequate funding for public pay, the health budget and childcare supports. The party has on S(...)

There is more in common with the way Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael allocate funds than there are differences.

Perhaps the crisis has changed Irish election campaigns – at least a bit. The line- up of promise after promise continues, based on a benign economic (...)

 Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe at his office in Merrion Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As an escape from the hurly-burly of politics, Paschal Donohoe loves to get lost in a bit of science fiction. On the window sill beside his desk in th(...)

OECD secretary general Angel Gurría (left) and French finance minister Bruno Le Maire take part in a panel session during the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photograph: EPA

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) secretary general Angel Gurría said on Thursday he is confident international corporate (...)

Martin Shanahan (far left) at the presentation of an award to Apple chief Tim Cook by Leo Varadkar and IDA chairman Frank Ryan earlier this week. Photograph: PA Wire

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan sees slowing growth and the advent of an international digital tax regime as potential challenges for the (...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid (right) and Germany’s minister of Finance Olaf Scholz shake hands as German state secretary for finance Joerg Kukies looks on. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet EPA-EFE

Corporate tax revenues will probably take a €2 billion hit with changes in international taxation that are coming down the road from the Organisation (...)

Last time out in 2016, Mary Lou McDonald soaked up almost a quarter of all the first-preference votes cast in the constituency. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dublin Central (four seats) Current: 1 SF, 1 FG, 1 Ind Dublin Central was for decades staunch Bertie Ahern and Tony Gregory territory. The only near(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe said private sector employers would be ‘encouraged’ to allow staff work beyond 65.

If pensions are making the radar of core issues in a general election, politicians have only themselves to blame. All parties report that canvassers (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pictured during a media briefing at Government Buildings. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

As we face into the second week of the general election campaign we can expect many spending promises with the main parties due to launch their housin(...)

Preparing for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland: The climate crisis and sustainability are shaping up to dominate the event this year. Photograph: Denis Balibouse

European commissioner for trade Phil Hogan has stepped in to address business leaders attending IDA Ireland’s annual dinner at Davos this week, as the(...)

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