Fianna Fáil is still opposed to backing Transport Minister Shane Ross’s “dog’s dinner” judicial appointments bill despite the Cabinet agreeing to more than 50 amendments regarding it in a bid to rescue the proposed law from being scrapped.
Wed, 18 Apr, 2018
The Government is set to reject an opposition bill forcing businesses to remove anti-homeless spikes, bars, and sprinkling systems due to fears the changes would encourage people to “squat” outside buildings.
Tue, 21 Nov, 2017
Gardaí could be asked to launch an investigation into the tracker mortgage scandal after the country’s biggest banks were accused of “cartel behaviour” and of committing “grand theft” against at least 20,000 customers.
Fri, 20 Oct, 2017
The Government will ruthlessly pursue banks for their failures to address the tracker mortgage scandal and may increase the bank levy, create new taxes or ask the gardaí to become involved if necessary, says Education Minister Richard Bruton.
Fri, 20 Oct, 2017
The Government is set to release millions of euro in emergency funding to local authorities coping with the aftermath of Storm Ophelia amid calls for the Coalition to seek financial help from the EU’s crisis solidarity fund.
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said the Government will “review” how its attempts to force the public services card into widespread use resulted in a damaging public backlash after an Independent minister said the Coalition must listen to the people’s concerns.
Sat, 02 Sep, 2017
The Government will be urged to immediately take in up to 200 unaccompanied migrant children living in the notorious ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais in a cross-party opposition motion set to be put before the Dáil next week.
Fri, 28 Oct, 2016
Mon, 05 Sep, 2016
Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar has accused Independent cabinet colleagues of destabilising the Government by wrongly believing they would be seen as “heroes” for backing Mick Wallace’s abortion bill.
Mon, 11 Jul, 2016
Mon, 08 Feb, 2016
With election fever well and truly upon us, Kehlan looks at what the political parties have pledged for small businesses, and whether SMEs get enough credit for being the real driver behind Ireland’s recovery. Election time is here again.
Mon, 08 Feb, 2016
Leading Irish economists and stockbrokers are telling their international clients the Coalition will fall short of a majority, but could likely form the next government with the support of smaller parties and a handful of Independent deputies.
Wed, 03 Feb, 2016
Tánaiste Joan Burton has staked her party’s place in Government on winning over struggling working families, after revealing that Labour will give first-time buyers €6,000 to buy their first homes as part of a €180m “save to buy” scheme — if re-elected to power.
Mon, 01 Feb, 2016
Wed, 27 Jan, 2016
Wed, 20 Jan, 2016
Tánaiste Joan Burton has denied opposition claims she is trying to buy back the support of “families you have failed” after new post-election plans to cut the cost of childcare for struggling parents were revealed.
Fri, 15 Jan, 2016
Fri, 08 Jan, 2016
Corporate taxes contributed about 15% of all tax revenues the State raises, Finance Minister Michael Noonan said yesterday, but there was no disguising the extent to which the billions of euro in extra company tax unexpectedly pouring into the exchequer has boosted the chances of the Coalition parties at the looming election.
Wed, 06 Jan, 2016
Tánaiste Joan Burton has claimed there is nothing wrong with two of her senior advisers being paid up to €52,000 more than strict pay caps allow because the salaries are still lower than under previous governments.
Thu, 31 Dec, 2015