Pearse Doherty: he  said the budget  failed to ease the pressure on workers and families

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said the budget failed to ease the pressure on workers and families. Instead, he said, the budget favoured(...)

Joan  Burton TD said Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe repeatedly referred to the budget being a Brexit budget, but he “decided to leave the most vulnerable people out of the Brexit considerations”. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Government has shown an “unbelievable error of judgment” by excluding from a no-deal budget those most vulnerable to a hard Brexit, Labour finance(...)

Mark Cagney: Having exited his longtime role as host of Virgin Media’s television show Ireland AM, he has recently been popping up on Newstalk, in this instance as a stand-in for Ivan Yates. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

With much of last week spent in expectation of the coming storm, intense speculation about its impact dominates conversation on the airwaves. There ar(...)

Brid Smith, Richard Boyd Barrett and Gino Kenny at People Before Profit’s launch of its pre-budget document. Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Free public transport and the abolition of the universal social charge on incomes below €90,000 are among the measures proposed by People Before Profi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the intention behind the scheme was to fast-track the planning system to build homes faster. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Changes will be made to the controversial housing fast-track planning scheme that allows builders of more than 100 properties to go straight to An Bor(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: ‘We expect the British government to honour that commitment made in the good faith in the withdrawal agreement.’ Photograph: Kevin Hagen/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar welcomed comments by British prime minister Boris Johnson who he said had “disowned and distanced himself from” leaked proposal(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said rent pressure zones are starting to work despite a 7 per cent year-on-year increase in rents nationwide. (...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett with  Halima Usman and People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith at a protest outside the offices of vulture fund Val Issuer Dac on Molesworth Street, Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

For a while on Wednesday, continuing discussion about the dire circumstances of protesting beef farmers gave way to brief consideration of the sufferi(...)

Residents of South Richmond St and Rosedale Terrace demonstrate outside the offices of Val Issuer on Molesworth Street with members of People Before Profit. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Low and middle-income tenants from properties in south Dublin demonstrated on Wednesday outside offices of management companies overseeing efforts to (...)

A further 14 individuals in 2016 earned between €1m and €3m, giving them annual tax reliefs of almost €300,000 to €900,000.

A special Government incentive to attract highly skilled executives to Ireland resulted in four individuals saving €1 million each or more in their ta(...)

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