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President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the chairman of Labour Youth Cormac Ó Braonáin, who died after being struck by a Luas early on Sunday morning.

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the chairman of Labour Youth Cormac Ó Braonáin, who died after being struck by a Luas early on Sunday (...)

 Jackie Duffy and Peggy O’Connell from Dublin playing bingo during a protest outside the Dáil to stop the Government affecting  bingo on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónail

A “major professional lobbying campaign” has attempted to derail legislation obliging large bingo operators to obey existing laws requiring them to do(...)

The increase in the weekly allowance for asylum seekers in direct provision came nearly six months after Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe announced that the stipend would go up. Photograph: Alan Betson

A senior Department of Justice official strongly disagreed with the proposed increase to direct provision payments in last year’s budget, documents sh(...)

Concerns have been raised about people finishing their working lives and entering into retirement without paying down their mortgages. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

More than 20,000 Irish mortgage holders are facing the prospect of carrying non-performing mortgage debt into retirement, figures from the Central Ban(...)

 Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan:  insisted she has nothing to apologise for. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan has insisted she has nothing to apologise for in sending a parliamentary question on funding for Traveller herita(...)

Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan: claimed minimum wage decision was a ‘political choice’. Photgraph: Aidan Crawley

The Government is following the recommendation of the Low Pay Commission that there should only be an increase to €10.10 in the minimum wage if there (...)

 Pearse Doherty: he  said the budget  failed to ease the pressure on workers and families

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said the budget failed to ease the pressure on workers and families. Instead, he said, the budget favoured(...)

Joan  Burton TD said Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe repeatedly referred to the budget being a Brexit budget, but he “decided to leave the most vulnerable people out of the Brexit considerations”. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Government has shown an “unbelievable error of judgment” by excluding from a no-deal budget those most vulnerable to a hard Brexit, Labour finance(...)

Labour finance spokesperson Joan Burton said ‘we have the cappuccino kids in government’ and older people were being ‘left behind again’. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Labour Party has proposed getting rid of tax credits for incomes over €100,000 and increasing all social welfare payments by €5. Increasing the b(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf, the incoming governor of the Central Bank, whose term as New Zealand treasury secretary ended in controversy. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has received a confidential review into the incoming governor of the Central Bank from the New Zealand governmen(...)

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