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During Leaders’ Questions, the Tánaiste said there were ‘very good’ signs around the housing supply. Photograph: iStock

A new State subsidy that could see developers secure up to €144,000 in funding for each apartment they build outside the Dublin area has been describ(...)

Cabinet decided to delay giving approval to the relocation of the NMH to a site on the St Vincent’s Hospital campus at Elm Park in Dublin earlier this week.

Further delay to the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) would “not be the right choice”, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said. Mr Ryan said the(...)

Doherty said his party’s motion, which was defeated by the Government on Wednesday night, would have given ’real relief to households’ during the current cost of living crisis. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs have been accused of “political cowardice of the highest order”, by Sinn Féin after they voted against their motion call(...)

Oireachtas finance committee chairman John McGuinness (FF) said there had been a ‘determined effort by Government’ to cloud the issues surrounding the Holohan appointment. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin put “misleading commentary” to the Dáil on efforts by the Oireachtas finance committee to secure testimony from the top civil(...)

Ministers are also planning a temporary reduction of VAT on gas and electricity from 13.5%  to 9%. It would require domestic legislation and be worth around €49 a year on gas and €61 a year on electricity. Photograph: Getty Images

Households will receive an additional three weeks’ payment of the fuel allowance, while the VAT on gas and electricity looks set to be temporarily cut(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said there has already been ‘a substantial response’ from the Government to help people with the burden of rising costs. File photograph: Damien Storan/PA Wire

Measures to offset the forthcoming increase in the carbon tax will be introduced by the Government before May, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said. Howev(...)

 Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan told the  Dáil the Government will ‘need to do more’ to respond to soaring prices. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Nothing is being ruled out in efforts to help households with the cost-of-living crisis but additional measures will not just be looking at the Govern(...)

A report from the Central Bank last summer found that customers who stayed with the same car insurer for nine years or more ended up paying 14 per cent more than a driver renewing for the first time. Photograph: iStock

After some three years, the Central Bank has finally taken action on price discrimination across the consumer insurance market. The move means that lo(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald at the annual Friends of Ireland luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US, on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: PA Wire

It would be overstating things to say Mary Lou McDonald was the toast of Washington on St Patrick’s Day, but unlike poor Micheál Martin at least the S(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Tom Honan

Populist, unprincipled, a threat to enterprise: just some of the barbs thrown at Sinn Féin in recent months. It’s said that the flak gets more intense(...)

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