I’ve come across a few daft ideas in my day but the latest "brainwave" from the Government takes beating — €100 in four quarterly payments will be given to 415,000 households so they can pay their annual water charges.
Sat, 26 Jul, 2014
A bid by Enda Kenny to use Ireland’s exit from the bailout to boost his popularity has backfired as it sparked confusion in Brussels.
Sat, 26 Oct, 2013
IN JUNE, Education Minister Ruairi Quinn was given Cabinet approval for 500 additional teachers to be appointed to schools this month.
Mon, 09 Sep, 2013
Water charges could be delayed if the Government cuts a new deal with the troika to give tax-burdened families “respite,” Environment Minister Phil Hogan has indicated.
Fri, 05 Apr, 2013
It is the badly written potboiler that everyone is talking about: Fifty Shades Of Fine Gael.
Mon, 16 Jul, 2012
The troika has said ministers must get a grip on the health service overspend.
Fri, 13 Jul, 2012
The Government has defended the troika’s decision to refuse any questioning from the media during its 10-day trip to Dublin to check the country is not reneging on its bailout promises.
Wed, 18 Apr, 2012
Apologies, gays and émigrés dominated Fianna Fáil’s 73rd ard fheis.
Mon, 05 Mar, 2012
THE new year is likely to be horrible for the Government.
Fri, 30 Dec, 2011
KEVIN Cardiff faces public scrutiny before his position as the Irish representative at the European Court of Auditors is confirmed.
Fri, 11 Nov, 2011
CONSTRUCTION employers are due to meet representatives of the IMF/EU/ECB troika this afternoon; when they will highlight a €2bn loss to the exchequer this year and detail likely future losses.
Mon, 17 Oct, 2011
TWO years after its first outing, the Irish Global Economic Forum returns today, this time to Dublin Castle and not to Farmleigh, where it was held amid much fanfare in September 2009 by the previous government.
Fri, 07 Oct, 2011
DERMOT McCARTHY is around long enough to know that this week’s controversy about the extraordinary pension and pay-off he received in July will pass.
Fri, 09 Sep, 2011
ONE of the country’s senior trade unionists has accused the IMF/EU/ECB troika of “wanting to make Ireland an economic laboratory”, as he insisted cutting workers’ wages will not create jobs.
Tue, 05 Jul, 2011
The Taoiseach and Finance Minister have ruled out a second bailout after a Cabinet colleague raised fears the country will struggle to return to the international money markets.
Mon, 30 May, 2011
A REVIEW of the legally binding agreements which set the wages for more than 200,000 workers has concluded that the current system should be maintained to protect the employment standards of vulnerable workers.
Sat, 21 May, 2011
The National Recovery Plan, 2011-2014, published yesterday, outlines details of how the Government proposes to make €15 billion in savings.
Thu, 25 Nov, 2010
IT’S been one of the worst weeks in our history. The greed of the few and the incompetence of Government and regulators have consigned us to this dreadful place.
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