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The Government intends to introduce a universal savings scheme to increase pension coverage among private sector workers.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Doubts over the sustainability of the Irish pension system has dragged it down in an annual global study. The State ranks 12th of 30 countries asses(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross, who has proposed the Bill. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fine Gael TDs will not have a free vote on controversial drink-driving legislation despite many of the members criticising the proposals. The party d(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has proposed an automatic ban for drivers caught over the legal limit of alcohol. Photograph: iStock

Fine Gael TDs and Senators will not have a free vote on controversial new drink driving legislation. The party met this evening in private to discuss(...)

Garryowen’s Neil Cronin in action  during his side’s 7-13 loss to St Mary’s College. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Terenure College cruised straight to the top of Ulster Bank League Division 1A thanks to an eye-catching 24-0 bonus-point victory over Dublin Universi(...)

The National Memorial is a place of contemplation and remembrance. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Hundreds of people turned out for the annual commemoration for members of the Defence Forces who died in the service of the State. Chief of staff of (...)

Niall Kelly, the civilian head of the Garda’s internal audit unit (left) and John Barrett  (right) executive director HR at the PAC hearing  on Wednesday

Senior members of An Garda Síochána were unable to tell the Dáil’s Public Accounts committee if the force was tax compliant. The issue arose during e(...)

Simon Coveney:   said he could still win the race to succeed Enda Kenny

A member of Simon Coveney’s campaign team in the Fine Gael leadership race is facing sanctions from party headquarters after claiming on Twitter that (...)

Mr Coveney says he still believes he can challenge for the leadership, despite securing the support of only about 20 of the 73 members of the parliamentary party. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has claimed a number of Fine Gael TDs initially pledged their allegiance to him but later switched to Leo Varadkar (...)

Simon Coveney characterised Leo Varadkar’s policy document as a “list of spending commitments”. Photographs: The Irish Times

The Fine Gael leadership contest has entered a new phase, with candidates Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney exchanging barbs over policies published on M(...)

Fine Gael members of  committee believe  wording of  final report implies wrongdoing on  part of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fine Gael members of a Dáil committee examining the sale of the Project Eagle portfolio by Nama, the National Asset Management Agency, have dissented(...)

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