Charlie Mccreevy

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When investing, it is important to take account not only of the gross return but also of any taxes that might apply that would reduce this return. Photograph: iStock

Your colleague Fiona Reddan wrote a very useful article on different options to putting money on deposit. What does not seem to be highlighted in it i(...)

Paschal Donohoe: many of the economic choices facing the State will fall to him. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The MacGill Summer School, held annually in Glenties, Co Donegal, and which has been taking place all this week, is easy to parody. Official Ireland t(...)

Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe: next generation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Leo Varadkar is 38. His first vote was in the general election of 1997, when Bertie Ahern snatched victory from under the noses of a competent but pol(...)

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier: delights in pointing out how difficult it will be to disentangle the UK from the EU. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

Few European politicians have ever been as important to Ireland as Michel Barnier, a silver-haired, urbane Frenchman. How he conducts the Brexit nego(...)

 Former minister for education Michael Woods announced on October 3rd, 2000 that the government was setting up a redress scheme. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Oblates, and others of the 18 religious congregations concerned, may feel like King Canute on the shore fighting off a particularly filthy modern (...)

A horse-drawn carriage leading an anti-austerity march in O’Connell Street, Dublin, in 2013. File photograph: Eric Luke

Austerity was necessary to correct Ireland’s public finances, but it was not responsible for the rapid recovery of the country’s economy subsequently,(...)

The rewritten section 86 importantly returns to dwelling house relief being permitted only in cases of inheritance

Just wondering if a piece you wrote last week on the issue of new rules covering dwelling house relief and inheritance tax are correct when you say th(...)

Colleagues say Barnier is far from the arch-federalist bureaucrat that enemies portray. Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

In 2010 the Daily Telegraph ran a story about France’s European Union commissioner at the time. It didn’t pull any punches, its headline asking, “Mich(...)

Long live the king?  Bertie Ahern is to be invited to rejoin Fianna Fáil. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

June 1977 Bertie Ahern, a 25- year-old accounts clerk at the Mater hospital in Dublin, stands for Fianna Fáil in the three-seat constituency of Dub(...)

Donald Trump and US vice-president-elect Mike Pence, whose grandfather was Irish. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Ah sure, he’s not the worst. And didn’t his people pay our people an enormous compliment by getting him to call Enda Kenny before he lifted the phone (...)

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