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Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín: “There needs to be sustainable levels of immigration in this country, it needs to be managed.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A senior Sinn Féin TD has accused his former colleague Peadar Tóibín of knowing “exactly what he was doing” in making comments about immigration to Ir(...)

High levels of fraudulent or exaggerated claims are often suggested as a reason for the expensive premiums charged to Irish consumers. Photograph: iStock

Less than 20 suspected cases of insurance fraud have been reported to An Garda Síochána despite new guidelines introduced last autumn, an Oireachtas c(...)

Staff in Limerick said the hospital repeatedly failed to adhere to national emergency department escalation policy and ‘remains in full capacity protocol’, the Dáil was told.

The Dáil has been told of scenes of “utter chaos” at University Hospital Limerick which on Wednesday had a record 92 people waiting on trolleys. Sinn(...)

A Bill proposed by Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty TD could have unintended consequences,  the Oireachtas Committee on Finance has heard. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

A proposed law that seeks to prevent banks from selling problem loans to so-called vulture funds without borrowers’ permission could lead to an increa(...)

Pearse Doherty: ‘In no way does it mean a borrower can simply not pay and expect to stay in his or her home.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank, has expressed serious concerns about a proposed new law that seeks to prevent banks from selling (...)

Boris Johnson said he would support Theresa May’s deal after she laid out a timeline for her departure. Photograph: Getty Images

UK prime minister Theresa May gave her Brexit deal one last throw of the dice this week as she offered her head on a plate in exchange for its backing(...)

More than 10,000 people are living in emergency accommodation

Far more families and individuals are entering homelessness than anyone predicted, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said in the Dáil on Thursday. Mr Coveney fa(...)

Central Bank governor Philip Lane said the No Consent, No Sale Bill would not bolster consumers’ protections. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank governor Philip Lane has said he has “grave concerns” about Sinn Féin’s No Consent, No Sale Bill, which seeks to prevent banks from selli(...)

The average whiplash award in Ireland is 4.4 times that in the UK. Photograph: iStock

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said he does not see a compelling argument for regulating firms that tout for business in personal injuri(...)

Michael D’Arcy, Minister of State for Finance: “The era of insurance companies saying ‘this is the way it is’, that’s not going to continue.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Legislation will be passed to force insurance companies to change the way they treat customers, Minister of State for Finance, Michael D’Arcy, has de(...)

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