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Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin says he did not approve a bonus payments system for Irish Water staff. He said the Governmen(...)

Tanaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton (left) and Mary Lou McDonald Sinn Fein, at the IBEC and Women for Election post-budget debate in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Budget 2015 got a cautious welcome at a debate hosted by Ibec and the Women for Election campaign group on Thursday, but there were complaints that it(...)

 Mary Lou McDonald: said the Taiseach had clearly bought into the politics of the past with his nomination of John McNulty to the Imma board  in order to facilitate him as a Fine Gael candidate in the upcoming Seanad byelection.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The “stink of cronyism” surrounded the Fine Gael Seanad byelection controversy, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald told the Dáil.“When the Go(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald raised the matter of John McNulty’s appointment to the IMMA board with Tánaiste Joan Burton, saying it appeared to be a case of jobs for the boys. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

There were heated exchanges in the Dáil today as the Government parties were criticised by the Opposition over the appointment of a Fine Gael Seanad b(...)

Time and time again, politicians fail to trust people, says Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Politicians should have enough trust in voters to turn down demands for projects such as schools rather than giving in to every request, Minister for (...)

Micheál Martin said he had a huge issue with some in Sinn Féin calling those who took part in the Boston College oral history project “touts and informers”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said his party will not go into Government with Sinn Féin, while Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said he “cann(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: accused the Tánaiste of “a limp and lily-livered’’ response to the issue ,

The Dáil yesterday observed a minute’s silence in solidarity with the people of Gaza. The gesture was proposed by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams who, w(...)

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee is to seek independent legal advice on whether it has the right to compel former Rehab executive Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins to appear before it. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee is to seek independent legal advice on whether it has the right to compel former Rehab executive Frank Flannery and(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh (left) with Frank Daly, chairman, after meeting Comptroller and Auditor General Séamus McCarthy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The National Asset Management Agency has defended a decision not to set a rate of return for its business and insisted it has plenty of performance b(...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton: Kenny does “not agree with his assessment”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny rounded on his Fine Gael predecessor John Bruton for his claim that Ireland faced 10 more years of austerity budgets.“I was here(...)

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