Willie Penrose

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Attorney General Máire Whelan: has been asked to draft new bankruptcy Bill. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government is hoping that reducing the bankruptcy term to one year from three will put further pressure on the banks to engage with the personal (...)

One disappointing feature of Ireland’s strong economic recovery has been the slow decline in the high level of private debt contracted during the econ(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said legislation to cut the bankruptcy term to one year will be enacted by Christmas. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said legislation to cut the bankruptcy term to one year will be enacted by Christmas. The Cabinet today agreed a proposal fr(...)

In the Bill, the discharge term for bankruptcy is reduced from three years to one year. Photograph: Getty Images

Legislation before Cabinet on Tuesday to reduce the term of bankruptcy to one year would be “the single most positive thing” the Government h(...)

 Willie Penrose  Labour  TD: with political support led by him and a general election in the offing there is no doubt the proposal will sail through. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Cabinet looks set to sign off today on the plan to cut the bankruptcy term from three years to one. Those calling for the change have com(...)

Brigid Maguire (43), a mother-of-two, was found in her home in Mullingar, Co Westmeath on Saturday evening. Photograph: Facebook

A woman whose body was found in her home in Mullingar, Co Westmeath on Saturday evening has been named as Brigid Maguire. Ms Maguire (43), a mother-o(...)

 Martin Ferris: The Horse Racing Ireland Bill  will give more control to the executive and dilute the power of industry bodies whose representatives are elected to the board by members, he said. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Powerful on-course bookmakers could now get a seat on the board of Horse Racing Ireland, the governing body of the industry in Ireland, which sends ou(...)

Labour Longford-Westmeath TD Willie Penrose said of the bankruptcy term reduction: “The current situation where it is three years’ bankruptcy here and one year north of the Border is rather silly and impractical. This is something the Labour Party has supported and called for and I am pleased to see it will now happen.” File photograph: Getty Images

Legislation to reduce the bankruptcy term from three years to one year will be in place by the end of the Dáil term, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Mr(...)

Michael McNamara: expected to rejoin the Labour Party. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Clare TD Michael McNamara is set to return to the Labour fold after losing the party whip in May. Mr McNamara was the only Coalition deputy to (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Centre Parcs UK chief executive Martin Dalby in Newcastle Woods during the announcement in April of 1,000 jobs for Co Longford with plans for a new Center Parcs in Ballymahon. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Leisure giant Center Parcs is to unveil a scale model of its proposed Irish development in Ballymahon, Co Longford next month. The €200 million Cent(...)

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