The Government says it will continue to assert “moral pressure” on religious orders to provide more money to cover the costs of redress to survivors of residential abuse, with one survivors’ group claiming Pope Francis should become involved.
Sat, 11 Mar, 2017
Tue, 08 Nov, 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, 20 Jan, 2016
The Coalition ‘rent certainty’ row shows no signs of calming after Fine Gael figures said Taoiseach Enda Kenny is not planning a meeting with Environment Minister Alan Kelly to negotiate a truce and dismissed any cap on prices out of hand.
Mon, 19 Oct, 2015
Thu, 08 Oct, 2015
Just weeks before the budget, business group Ibec yesterday stepped up its campaign to persuade the Government that spending big on infrastructure will help rebalance the skewed over-development of Dublin that it says is disadvantaging other regions.
Fri, 18 Sep, 2015
Long-serving current and former civil servants who have entered civil partnerships or who plan to get married to their same-sex partner have been refused the right to upgrade their single person’s pension to a spouse and children pension.
Wed, 24 Jun, 2015
Even the National Association of Anticlimaxes would have refused the spring statement entry to its ranks for fear of reducing its already disappointing reputation to an all-time low in the minds of right thinking people.
Wed, 29 Apr, 2015
The question on everybody’s lips in the education sphere will be whether Jan O’Sullivan can maintain the same kind of favourable treatment for her department’s budget as Ruairi Quinn before her, writes Education Correspondent Niall Murray
Wed, 17 Sep, 2014
New Health Minister Leo Varadkar must ensure hospitals are given "realistic and truthful" budgets based on genuine service needs instead of wider Government requirements if he wants to solve the overruns crisis.
Tue, 15 Jul, 2014