A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Pay for the country's top civil servants should be reviewed given an ongoing difficulty in attracting talent despite earning €200,000 and more a year, the Public Service Pay Commission has found.
Tue, 15 Oct, 2019
Meeting up with Phil Hogan in Dublin in recent days, there was clearly an awareness of the importance and challenges his new portfolio of EU Trade Commissioner carried, not least because of the tense time in Brexit negotiations, but also because of the instability and tension in global trade.
Mon, 16 Sep, 2019
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has said her office could face “the most significant reorganisation of the prosecution service” since its establishment if the Government pursues a revamp of how cases are brought to court.
Wed, 04 Sep, 2019
The country’s largest property website, daft.ie, has been ordered to block any discriminatory advertising from appearing on its website.
Tue, 20 Aug, 2019
A new exhibition in UCC has artists responding to the Tuam Babies scandal and the situation at Bessborough, writes
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019
Mr Donohoe was speaking in the Irish Embassy in London after a meeting with British Chancellor Sajid Javid about the UK government’s plans for exiting the EU.
Tue, 06 Aug, 2019
The Referendum Commission started printing its guide to last year’s blasphemy referendum a week before the Government had announced the polling day - because it feared it would not have enough time to produce the leaflets due to the delay in declaring the date.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2019
The Supreme Court has clarified the law on the nature of the assessment to be carried out when patients involuntarily detained under the Mental Health Act appeal their detention to the Circuit Court
Wed, 29 May, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has strongly endorsed Business Minister Heather Humphrey's criticism of Maria Bailey over her 'swing-gate' personal injuries case.
Tue, 28 May, 2019
On 20 May 2009, Ireland made international headlines when the Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (CICA) was published.
Sun, 19 May, 2019
The European Commission is formally investigating whether Insurance Ireland is reducing drivers’ choice of insurance policies by preventing companies from being included in a pool of firms offering cover.
Tue, 14 May, 2019
The Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) has proposed reducing passenger charges at Dublin Aiport by 15%.
Thu, 09 May, 2019
The justice system and reformers must work hand in glove to restore the public’s trust after years of scandals, writes
Fri, 26 Apr, 2019
EU farmers could face €2bn in increased costs if the European Commission approves provisional anti-dumping duties on liquid nitrogen fertiliser imports, warn Copa and Cogeca.
Tue, 26 Mar, 2019
The State’s proposal to seal the records of the Laffoy/Ryan commission of inquiry and its associated bodies for 75 years is unjustified and wrong, writes
Mon, 04 Mar, 2019
It took courage, tenacity, and resolve for an 18-year-old student to take on the organs of the State in order to get justice.
Fri, 28 Sep, 2018
Chinese electric bicycles will have to be registered in the EU in a move by the bloc to curb cheap imports which European manufacturers say are flooding the market.
Fri, 04 May, 2018
EU member states have voted in favour of banning the outdoor use of certain insecticides.
Fri, 27 Apr, 2018
The Low Pay Commission has recommended abolishing training rates of pay and say rates of pay for youth should be graded by age until they achieve the level of the national minimum wage.
Thu, 22 Feb, 2018
Recommendations for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) were voted on this afternoon by the European Parliament's Economic Affairs Committee.
Wed, 21 Feb, 2018
The European Commission is to bring Ireland back to the EU Court of Justice over issues connected to the Derrybrien windfarm, as well as seeking to impose almost €2m in fines.
Fri, 26 Jan, 2018
Former Supreme Court Judge and first President of the Irish Human Rights Commission, Donal Barrington, has died.
Wed, 03 Jan, 2018
In July 2015, the following was the official line to be conveyed to the media by the minister for justice about the status of Sgt Maurice McCabe, writes
Sat, 02 Dec, 2017
The UK government has pressed ahead with legislation to publish the names of major political donors in Northern Ireland - hours after the Electoral Commission criticised a delay.
Thu, 23 Nov, 2017
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe’s budget still runs the risk of breaching EU rules but Ireland appears to be out of any danger of facing sanctions when European finance ministers meet early next month, a report by Commission officials suggests.
Thu, 23 Nov, 2017
European Union (EU) lawmakers have launched action against Poland over concerns the government has compromised the independence of the judiciary and risks breaching fundamental values.
Wed, 15 Nov, 2017
The chief executive of IDA Ireland has labelled the European Commission's threat to take legal action if Ireland fails to resolve the Apple tax controversy as "unwarranted, unfounded and contradictory".
Thu, 05 Oct, 2017
Farmers hardly got a mention in European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union address, writes Stephen Cadogan.
Fri, 29 Sep, 2017
European Union anti-trust regulators have hit Swedish lorrymaker Scania with an €880m fine for price fixing.
Wed, 27 Sep, 2017
IT giants have had it pretty much their own way up to now, writes Kyran Fitzgerald, but finally
Mon, 25 Sep, 2017
New cars will have to pass tougher EU examinations to measure their CO2 outputs from today, following the scandal that saw Volkswagen use software to cheat previous emissions tests.
Fri, 01 Sep, 2017
When it was enacted in 2009, the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive was seen as a progressive step towards meeting Europe’s climate change targets, writes.
Mon, 07 Aug, 2017
A new market observatory for crops has been launched by the European Union to bring greater transparency and analysis to a key sector for agriculture.
Mon, 31 Jul, 2017
Shares in the three biggest German car makers have fallen after a report claimed they colluded for years over diesel emissions technology.
Mon, 24 Jul, 2017
Thu, 29 Jun, 2017
Former justice minister Michael McDowell has attacked Transport Minister Shane Ross, claiming his desire to reform how judges are appointed stems from a “personal agenda”.
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017
We are frequently genuinely and understandably concerned with the lack of accountability that exists in much of our political and administrative public bodies.
Thu, 22 Jun, 2017
An MEP has criticised the European Commission over its handling of the proposed EU-wide corporation tax policy, saying it has fudged its figures trying to persuade sceptical countries to come on board.
Tue, 20 Jun, 2017
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission cannot examine all 100,000 emails of a senior executive of cement giant CRH copied by it following a “dawn raid” as part of an investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices, the Supreme Court has ruled.
Tue, 30 May, 2017
As a member of the EU, the eurozone, and the OECD, Ireland does not lack for European economists to review the fiscal and expenditure decisions of our Government, and at times comment, recommend, and even insist on changes.
Mon, 29 May, 2017
There is not enough social housing to allow for “widespread repossessions” and the new mortgage-to-rent scheme offers the best way of tackling the huge backlog in mortgage arrears, Davy Stockbrokers has said.
Fri, 26 May, 2017
An EU report to be published in late June will put a spotlight on increases in Irish house prices, according to Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes.
Wed, 17 May, 2017
Further evidence has emerged that the economy in the 19-country eurozone moved up a gear or two in the early months of the year.
Thu, 27 Apr, 2017