Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: said he did not accept Jean-Claude Trichet’s position. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Former European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet warned the Government a “bomb would go off” in Dublin if the Government burned bondholders.(...)

A Dart train  at Raheny  Station in Dublin. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Government has abandoned its plans for the Dart Underground project. Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe is said to have briefed his Cab(...)

‘The new Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly, the Economic Management Council, and the Cabinet  redesigned the project in a way that stripped Irish Water of all its original justification.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Not since Sellafield has a company name seemed as toxic to the Irish public as Irish Water. Even though it deals in a life-giving rather than a life-t(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has criticised the Greek government for asking for an extension to its bailout “at the last minute”.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has claimed Taoiseach Enda Kenny told an untruth in his response to the Greek prime minister. Mr Kenny told Alexis T(...)

One of the aims of the capital spending plan will be to try and make more land suitable for private housing development to help with the housing crisis, especially around Dublin.

The Coalition is set to use its capital spending plan, to be announced later this summer, to invest in projects which would free up more land for priv(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the North-South Ministerial Council press conference at Dublin Castle on Friday with Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Before Cabinet this week, as Minister for Finance Michael Noonan prepared to announce a commission of investigation into the Irish Bank Resolution Cor(...)

The mortgage crisis “is one of the residual big social challenges left as we recover the economy,” said Minister Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Brendan Howlin will begin talks with the unions on restoring pay next month.The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said yesterday he will brin(...)

Joan Collins TD: “I break laws that are immoral and never should have been brought in.” Photograph: Collins

United Left TD Joan Collins was arrested yesterday for her role in a protest. The TD for Dublin South Central was one of 13 people arrested for(...)

Brendan Howlin, Michael Noonan, Enda Kenny and Joan Burton speak at small business funding event earlier this year. The four form the Government’s Economic Management Council. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Banks who stand in the way of “sensible” deals being struck with distressed borrowers could see their controversial veto – granted to them when a new(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton: Said he has been given assurances that the national economic dialogue will not make any decisions on pay. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fine Gael and Labour TDs and Senators expressed concern at separate private party meetings last night about the effectiveness of existing measures to (...)

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