Paschal Donohue

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The increase in Garda numbers is part of a long-term drive to bring the strength of the force to about 21,000 by 2021, comprising 15,000 gardaí, 2,000 reserves and 4,000 civilians. File photograph: Getty Images

Eight hundred extra gardaí are to be recruited under the Budget 2018, bringing the force’s strength to about 14,000. Minister for Justice Charlie Fla(...)

iPhone X revenue: France has persuaded Germany, Italy and Spain to advocate taxing the turnover rather than the profits of Apple and other digital companies. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

New proposals for harmonised tax treatment of digital companies will be debated this weekend by European Union finance ministers in the Estonian capit(...)

“I hope that An Garda Síochána are applying similar resources to speeding and breaking lights by cars as well as tackling cyclists,” said Green Party councillor Ciarán Cuffe. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 1,500 on-the-spot fines have been handed out to cyclists in the two years since their introduction, according to figures released by the Gar(...)

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan in 2016 with Simon Harris and Dublin Fine Gael candidates Anne-Marie Dermody, Naoise Ó Muiri, Kate O Connell and Catherine Byrne, announcing plans to abolish the USC by 2020.

Why is the Government planning to merge PRSI and the universal social charge (USC)? The move was signalled by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in his leadersh(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has poured cold water on calls for increased infrastructure spending. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is no money in the Government’s rainy-day fund which Taoiseach Leo Varadkar plans to raid for vital infrastructural projects because it does not(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has raised the prospect of more job vacancies in the economy next year than people to fill them. Speaking after (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: could define in his October budget speech the criteria acceptable for Employment Incentive and Investment Scheme approval. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The Department of Finance said it may consider overhauling the State’s flagship enterprise incentive scheme, which is facing criticism from companies (...)

 “It is difficult to see how whoever succeeds Enda Kenny could do a worse job of it than he did this week.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Constructed as it was on three fault lines, the current Government was always going to be susceptible to dramatic shifts in the political landscape. T(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher has called for a Government initiative to increase bed capacity in hospitals

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher has called for a Government initiative to increase bed capacity in hospitals. “Overall, in the past numb(...)

A sign for the N20 is seen on the approach road to Limerick city. The Cork-Limerick motorway project has been estimated to cost €850 million.

A Government decision to allocate €1 million to a mid-term review of plans to upgrade the Cork-Limerick road to motorway status has been welcomed by r(...)

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