Sean Fleming

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David Drumm, former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, laughed at the prospect of abusing the State guarantee, the latest revelations from tap(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin, Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar, and Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn at yesterday’s announcement. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has announced a new jobs stimulus worth €150 million using money raised from the sale of State assets this year, particularly the pr(...)

Micheál Martin: “I don’t see my role as forcing a line down people’s throats and I don’t look at it in that light. It is an issue of conscience.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Only half of Fianna Fáil TDs are likely to vote with their leader Micheál Martin in support of the Government’s abortion legislation after his failure(...)

The Taoiseach said he knew of apartment owners whose property tax liability was one-fifth or one-sixth the amount they pay in charges to property management companies

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said it was wrong for anyone to speculate that ordinary citizens were being h(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Expects a response within a fortnight. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he expects a response within a fortnight to an initiative by the Government to engage with trade unions on plans (...)

Fianna Fáil’s  Seán Fleming said the rejection of the deal by the country’s largest trade union Siptu was “a significant blow” to the Government’s hopes of achieving additional savings.

Opposition parties tonight rounded on the Government as it failed to secure an agreement on public sector pay – with Fianna Fáil branding the c(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: “The allegation that civil servants are frustrating a banking inquiry is outrageous.” Photograph: Eric Luke

A Bill to legalise abortion in certain circumstances, including the risk of suicide, is included in the programme of legislati(...)

Seán Fleming: ‘No politician has anything to fear’ from a banking inquiry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The long-promised Oireachtas inquiry into the banking collapse is unlikely to take place until late next year at the earliest because of a serious (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin. Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

The proposed regulator of the National Lottery may eventually be tasked with overseeing the State’s entire gambling industry, (...)

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