Labour, the Social Democrats, and the Greens have shot down Labour TD Sean Sherlock’s suggestion that the parties come together for the next general election, insisting that they plan to fight the campaign as individual parties.
A correct application by the Oireachtas of its own rules concerning what is said in parliament would involve chilling “inappropriate” speech, a lawyer for businessman Denis O’Brien has told the Supreme Court.
Ireland is losing out on billions of euro every year because eight of the 100 most lucrative Irish-based multinationals pay no corporation tax and five more have a tax bill of less than 1%.
A pro-life campaigner who said doctors have “pressured” her and other women into having abortions has previously worked with a “rogue” crisis pregnancy agency that links abortion to mental health issues and regret.
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.
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.
Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin has apologised to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for misleading it over the release of a report into the controvesial re-opening of Stepaside Garda Station.
Gardaí have been accused of attempting to “bury” the reasons for the fake breath tests scandal after it emerged the report into the controversy will now not be published until next month — after the Dáil breaks up for the summer.
There have been some “proper tulips” among the last 17 transport ministers, an Oireachtas committee has heard — but none who managed to bring Bus Éireann to the brink of insolvency.
Billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien will give evidence today in his High Court action alleging two TDs “clearly disregarded” the constitutional separation of powers between parliament and the courts when they made statements in the Dáil about his banking affairs.
Retailers’ failures to pass on the benefits of the strong euro against sterling to the consumer are being blamed on exchange rates at the time the goods were purchased by the retailer; the cost of doing business between the jurisdictions; and on tax rates.
The issuing of €31bn promissory notes in favour of Anglo Irish Bank and other financial institutions by the minister for finance in 2010, Brian Lenihan, involved an unconstitutional allocation of public money without a Dáil vote, lawyers for Independent TD Joan Collins told the Supreme Court.