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PTSB confirmed last week that €1.3 billion of its problem mortgages would be refinanced in bond markets to shift them of its books. Photograph: Alan Betson

The organisation which controls €1.3 billion worth of Permanent TSB (PTSB) loans declined to disclose the ultimate owner of the portfolio because it h(...)

Four cancer patients died prematurely while others are terminally ill a review of more than 46,000 tests at the Tralee hospital found. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Litigation has started in three cases following the delay in cancer diagnosis for 11 patients at University Hospital Kerry, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney told the Dáil ‘Palestinians and the Palestinian National Authority have strong advocates in both Houses, and I am one of them’. File photograph: Donall Farmer

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said he will “not be bounced into anything I believe is the wrong thing to do” as he expre(...)

For some families it makes more sense for one parent to opt out of the workforce, Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said. Photograph: iStock

Ireland now has the highest cost of childcare in the world, averaging over €700 a month and like a second mortgage, the Dáil has heard. Sinn Féin fin(...)

A queue forms outside the Capuchin Day Centre for family necessities on Monday morning. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Government’s investment in relieving poverty following the revelation that hundreds of women, many of them hom(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: “The people won’t be fooled because they know Fine Gael has form in making grandiose tax promises before elections and then dropping them afterwards.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has committed Fine Gael to further tax cuts, on top of a number of already promised reductions over the coming years, by flaggi(...)

The tracker scandal emerged after customers on a mortgage that tracked the European Central Bank rates with no more than 1% in the difference were moved off that rate.

More than 3,000 people identified in the examination of the tracker mortgage scandal have still not got their money back or received compensation. Mi(...)

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said: “Irish teams are stronger and they’re better when they’re all-Ireland teams.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin deputy leader Pearse Doherty has called for a “conversation” about the possibility of establishing an all-island soccer team, following the (...)

The expense regime is available to those working in a broad range of professions and trades, from teachers to bricklayers to hospital doctors. And figures show that more than 536,000 taxpayers claimed the relief in 2018, across 53 employment categories. File photograph: Getty Images

Earlier this week it emerged that Revenue is reviewing the regime of flat-rate expenses. This has existed for many years but is now only coming under (...)

Simon Coveney said neither he nor the Taoiseach ‘will claim victories or anything like that’. Photograph: Oireachtas TV/PA Wire

The Tánaiste has rejected claims that the Government is being triumphalist about the deal reached on the withdrawal document for the UK to leave the E(...)

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