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Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has signalled confidence in Minister of State John Perry so long as his new debt deal with Danske Bank sticks.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has signalled confidence in Minister of State John Perry so long as his new debt deal with Danske Bank sticks.The Minister of S(...)

Referendum on Seanad set to take place in October. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin has called for the abolition of Seanad Éireann saying the upper house in its current form is “an affront to democracy” that runs against eve(...)

Sinn Féin spokesman on finance Pearse Doherty said the party’s submission would propose reducing the deficit by “slightly over €2 billion”. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Sinn Féin will drop its calls for a wealth tax in next month’s budget as part of a dramatic departure from its approach to balance the State’s finance(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, speaking on the steps of the Department of Finance yesterday after the quarterly results were published. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The economy formally left recession in the second quarter, according to figures published yesterday by the Central Statistics Office. However, the ove(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen: subject of interview on TG4 to be broadcast next week. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

  Former Fianna Fáil leader Brian Cowen has indicated for the first time that he did not necessarily want to become taoiseach. Mr C(...)

While there is speculation overBoris Johnson and Cameron’s Tory leadership, Enda Kenny has been an incredibly firm leader. Photographs: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images and Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

How safe is David Cameron as leader of the Tory Party? As safe as houses, you might think, with the proviso that all political houses tend to be made(...)

Debating the Seanad

Micheal Martin has been wrong-footed by Sinn Fein and harassed by his own parliamentary party over the Seanad referendum. Under internal pressure, he (...)

Pearse Doherty said the Seanad was “elite and out of touch”.

Sinn Féin will call for a Yes vote in the referendum to abolish the Seanad on October 4th, saying it is “elite” and “out of touch”.The party’s referen(...)

The Oireachtas sub-committee will meet an OECD representative to discuss global taxation architecture.

An Oireachtas sub-committee will today consider the tax practices of multinational companies based in Ireland. The Sub-Committee on Global Taxation w(...)

Over half of the 51 Mabs services have a waiting time of four weeks or less.

The average waiting time for people seeking a first appointment with the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (Mabs) is almost five months in some parts(...)

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