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(...)

Long-term planning has been largely absent in political life. Now, as the Government prepares to exit the rigidities of the troika bailout, Minister f(...)

A deepening crisis

The OECD in its report on the Irish pension system is highly critical of the failure by successive governments to take some “fundamental decisi(...)

Beyond the bailout

Ireland has to date met the terms of the EU-IMF bailout, but that does not guarantee a successful exit from the troika programme later this yea(...)

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(...)

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