A High Court judge, in a significant decision concerning the effect of “reasonable” living expenses guidelines in Personal Insolvency Arrangements, has approved separate arrangements aimed at ensuring a couple and their four children, and a separated mother of three, remain in their homes.
says Housing Minister Simon Coveney’s grace period is over and he should turn his focus from press launches to building and buying more homes, and meeting the targets as recommended by the Dáil committee on housing
Jean Claude Trichet has denied phoning the late Brian Lenihan and instructing him to save the banks, Henry Shefflin selects RTÉ over Sky Sports to launch his GAA punditry career and Cian Healy is spared a conviction despite a judge ruling the tinted windows in his car were ’unsafe’.
TURN on the radio or pick up a newspaper and you might just notice that there is an inquiry tasked with finding out why this State was nearly destroyed by its banks. It is in this context that I ask the question: why are Bank of Ireland (BOI) and Allied Irish Bank (AIB) running banks in our schools?
Enda Kenny’s decision to cut USC has been seen as a bid to reclaim votes, a hero garda is being celebrated after risking his life to save three children, Paul O’Connell plans to see out his IRFU contract and David Beckham hits 40.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan is adamant he does not have to cut €2bn from the budget, while the EU opened a glimmer of hope Ireland could get retrospective bank recapitalisation. But Mr Noonan would not say if his budget would leave more money for services, or mean tax cuts for some.