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Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty: “We would be concerned about the growing spotlight on Ireland from our treaty partners in relation to our tax structures.”

The Revenue Commissioners has recovered €4.3 million in settlements from 19 Irish residents whose details were among 33 names passed along by French a(...)

Noonan and then Howlin began by lambasting Fianna Fáil for the shambles they made of the economy and finished with choruses of self-congratulation. No surprise there.

If the devil is in the detail then his name is Bob and his bits are all over the place. Last Saturday the Government still had not reached agreement o(...)

A careful balancing act

The seventh austerity budget since 2008 – and this Government’s third – contained further pain for citizens and an erosion in public services and enti(...)

Sinn Fé
in finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said the Government was peddling the same policie
s which Minister for Finance Michael Noonan himself had said were counterproductive when he was on the Opposition benches.

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said there were echoes of the 1913 Lockout in the budget. He said the budget was being delivered in a year (...)

It is understood that Donegal TD Pearse Doherty had argued strongly for a Yes vote.

Sinn Féin has dismissed suggestions of major internal differences over its decision to campaign for a Yes vote in the referendum campaign. Seve(...)

Fianna Fail director of elections Niall Collins speaks to reporters  at Dublin Castle  shortly before the referendum result was announced. Photograph: PA

The political map of the State, showing how each constituency voted, is a telling illustration of all the contradictions thrown up by this referendum.(...)

The IMF said the implementation of PTSB’s restructuring plan “continues to be impeded by a lack of low cost funding for this runoff entity [the non-core part of PTSB]”.

It’s been a busy week for Permanent TSB. On Wednesday, chief executive Jeremy Masding and an entourage of senior officials from the bank and the depar(...)

DIn the Dáil Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  said: “I hope to bring in a deficit in the high fours”. Photograph: Frank Miller

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has confirmed his intention to get below the 5.1 per cent troika deficit target in the budget later this month. It(...)

Michael McDowell: turned down the offer of a seat in the Seanad. Photograph: Alan Betson

The debate on the future of the Seanad is a bit like the Seanad itself, a sideshow. No one seriously blames the Seanad for all that ails Irish politic(...)

Sinn Féin spokesperson on finance Pearse Doherty  launched an attack on Fianna Fáil at a seminar of the Kennedy Summer School in New Ross. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A public debate on the future of the Seanad, billed as the first between senior politicians during the current senate abolition referendum campaign, h(...)

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