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Sinn Féin finance  spokesman Pearse Doherty accused the Government of taking a “hand me down” policy with the rainy-day fund from Fianna Fáil and making it their own. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman has described the Government’s budget as a “poor joke”, a betrayal of the homeless and those who cannot afford rental pr(...)

Peter Fitzpatrick: In his first vote against Fine Gael since he announced his resignation from the party earlier this week, the Louth TD joined almost the entire Opposition to defeat the Government by 83 to 43 votes.

Former Fine Gael TD Peter Fitzpatrick has voted against the Government, which was overwhelmingly defeated after a Dáil debate on the housing crisis. (...)

Pearse Doherty of Sinn Féin highlighted the case of scoliosis sufferer Sophia McGuinness. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Hospital waiting lists for children requiring spinal surgery are “an exercise in manipulation”, the Dáil has heard. Sinn Féin deputy leader Pearse Do(...)

Páraic Breathnach’s remit includes hosting the annual Cúirt international literary festival, which is not in the 2020 bid book.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Galway Arts Centre director Páraic Breathnach has called for the resignation of the chair of the Galway 2020 European city of culture board and the im(...)

The chief executive of Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 Hannah Kiely  has announced she is stepping down.

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project is in further turmoil over the loss of its chief executive, Hannah Kiely. The development comes ju(...)

The figures show the bottom 50 per cent of earners  take home 20 per cent of the personal income generated in the economy. Photograph: Getty

The top 10,000 earners in the Republic took home €5.6 billion in income in 2016, according to figures obtained from Revenue by Sinn Féin’s Pearse Dohe(...)

Oireachtas Committee on Finance Committee chair John McGuinness said he did not accept the Department of Public Expenditure’s position that “you just write policy and then you sit back”.

The State was not a party to contracts to build schools and an institute of education that have collapsed and now threaten more than 100 small subcont(...)

Michael McGrath: he said the Central Bank was still allowing some lenders to “treat their existing customers in a very unfair manner”

The Central Bank’s report into the behaviour and culture of the Irish retail banks is “quite abstract”, and the focus must now be on practical measure(...)

The Government will use a guillotine for the first time since it came into office to pass legislation to deal with the fallout from the collapse of Setanta Insurance group in 2014.

The Government will use a guillotine for the first time since it came into office to pass legislation to deal with the fallout from the collapse of Se(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said he was not planning “significant tax reductions” in the next budget. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is not planning “significant tax reductions” in the next budget and denies there are tensions between himself and(...)

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