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The Central Bank proposing to ban charging customers higher premiums relative to expected costs the longer they remain with an insurer. Photograph: Getty

The Central Bank plans to ban the widespread practice of motor and home insurers increasing premiums for loyal customers by stealth. However, it stopp(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will bring proposals for a tax on empty properties if sufficient data is generated indicating a “solid basis” for(...)

‘Negative comments are damaging our party and should cease,’ Taoiseach Micheál Martin tells the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the greatest threat to the future of Fianna Fáil is the constant “leaking and sniping” by its own TDs. Mr Martin (...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly: he said   Micheál Martin was doing an “excellent job” at “a very difficult time”.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Four of Fianna Fáil’s members of the Cabinet have insisted that the party’s leader and Taoiseach Micheál Martin should stay in post and also lead the (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin at a National Day of Commemoration Ceremony in Dublin to honour Irish who died in wars or on service with the UN. Photograph: Tom Honan

A year and a half after the 2020 general election, Fianna Fáil’s internal inquiry into its poor performance has not yet been completed. Following th(...)

Eamon Fleming suggests ‘there’s a certain amount of kite flying here by the Government’ with regard to the new figures. File photograph: Daragh McSweeney / Provision

Solicitors report a changed environment since the introduction of new guidelines on personal injuries but still express surprise at Government figures(...)

Sinn Féin justice spokesman Martin Kenny said he hoped next year “we will be making changes to this legislation”, referring to the Offences Against the State Act.

Sinn Féin TDs left the Dáil chamber last night before the vote on the use of the Special Criminal Court. TDs voted by 87 to seven to continue the use(...)

Consumers need to see ‘immediate and significant reductions in insurance premiums’ but that is not happening, Pearse Doherty warned. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has a strategy on insurance costs of “crossing their fingers and hoping the industry will do the right thing and cut premiums” in the w(...)

FBD claims it has been proactive in reflecting the impact of new guidelines for personal injuries in the prices charged to customers. Photograph: iStock

Insurer FBD said on Wednesday that its average private motor premiums have dropped by 5 per cent so far this year in what it described as a “competiti(...)

Investment fund SFO Capital have bought 135 of 170 houses at the new-build Mullen Park estate in Maynooth in Co Kildare. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government came under increasing fire on Wednesday as Opposition parties seized on reports that entire new-build housing developments were being b(...)

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