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Helen McEntee, Eamon Mallie, Noel Murphy, Leo Varadkar, Katherine Zappone and Declan McGrath pose in front of Murphy’s portrait of all the women members of the Oireachtas.

Straight after Taoiseach’s Questions on Tuesday, Leo Varadkar rushed from the Dáil chamber and down the main staircase for a photocall in front of one(...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said the Government must learn from the David Drumm case and ensure no bonuses are paid to bankers working in ba(...)

Declarations by a top civil servant that people with free travel passes should not be able to use public transport at peak times were “incendiary”, a Dáil  committee was told. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Twelve people were killed in Ireland by disqualified drivers over the past three years, the Road Safety Authority has said, as it warned that thousand(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said advertorials for the launch of the National Development Plan – Project Ireland 2040 – in national and regional newspapers and online media for five days last month cost €384,372. FIle photograph: Getty Images

Cinema and newspaper advertising costs for the launch of the National Development Plan – Project Ireland 2040 – was almost €500,000, final figures hav(...)

Taxpayers are likely to end up paying up to €200 million to the private operator of the Limerick Tunnel due to lower-than-expected traffic flows. Photograph: Seán Curtin/Press 22

Taxpayers are likely to end up paying up to €200 million to the private operator of the Limerick Tunnel due to lower-than-expected traffic. The Dáil’(...)

Central Bank  governor Philip Lane, pictured on his first day in office in November 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin economics professor John O’Hagan didn’t think much of it when he hadn’t heard in weeks from the third-year student he’d hired i(...)

Paschal Donohoe declined to say who might succeed Prof Lane in the event of his moving to the ECB. Photograph: Collins

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has pledged to throw the “full weight” of Ireland’s diplomatic services to secure the European Central Bank vice-pres(...)

Robert Watt has had his contract as secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform extended. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government is extending the contracts of three secretaries general of high-profile departments whose terms in their jobs were due to expire this y(...)

News of the deep levels of concern about Garda overtime comes after it emerged that funding for some of the Garda’s armed units was at risk. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda overtime spending is out of control and must be tackled immediately, the Government believes. Documents obtained by The Irish Times under the F(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: confirmed he had begun transferring his shares in drinks giant Diageo to his wife. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance, is attempting to head off any criticism that he could have a perceived conflict of interest when setting al(...)

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