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Knocked down, but he’ll get up again

Knocked down, but he’ll get up again

Gavin Duffy spent €5 on each of the 32,198 votes he received in the presidential election. But he says he has no regrets

Finance minister says INMO’s recruitment gripes unfounded

Finance minister says INMO’s recruitment gripes unfounded

Writing in today’s newspaper, he says that nurses starting out in their careers are paid significantly more than the average starting salary for graduates across the labour market as a whole.

OPW in ‘Fawlty Towers’ row with Tax Appeals Commission

OPW in ‘Fawlty Towers’ row with Tax Appeals Commission

An Bord Pleanála’s struggles delay hundreds of builds

An Bord Pleanála’s struggles delay hundreds of builds

The number of planning permissions across home and commercial builds, as well as infrastructure projects, that were delayed beyond the statutory goal of 18 weeks hit 552 by November 2018.

Work permits backlog ‘hitting ability to attract foreign investment’

Work permits backlog ‘hitting ability to attract foreign investment’

2,520 work permits waiting to be processed at the end of December. Business groups say that system needs urgent modernisation.

Sanctions-hit Russian bank plans to move ‘empty office’ to Dublin

Sanctions-hit Russian bank plans to move ‘empty office’ to Dublin

O’Brien calls for department to merge with HSE

O’Brien calls for department to merge with HSE

Writing in this newspaper today, O’Brien says it is “extraordinary” that this is still not on the reform agenda, and that it is something which should be prioritised by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

O’Donnell’s plan could see Biggles fly again

O’Donnell’s plan could see Biggles fly again

Blake O’Donnell, the son of Gorse Hill ex-bankrupts Brian and Patricia O’Donnell, has set up a new London-based film production company and has his eyes on a revival of the story of the fictional British First World War pilot Biggles.

Central Bank signals concerns on financial ‘cliff effects’ of Brexit

Central Bank signals concerns on financial ‘cliff effects’ of Brexit

Slurry ‘Green gas’ to heat 1m homes New €1.6 billion plan to be rolled out

Slurry ‘Green gas’ to heat 1m homes New €1.6 billion plan to be rolled out

Turkish-backed Irish firm aiming to develop gas facilities here

Turkish-backed Irish firm aiming to develop gas facilities here

Imperial Tobacco moves €400m into newly-formed Irish subsidiary

Imperial Tobacco moves €400m into newly-formed Irish subsidiary

Deal values each share in transaction at €1,000 but does not invlove transfer of any IP

Higgins declines to attend commemoration of Soloheadbeg ambush

Higgins declines to attend commemoration of Soloheadbeg ambush

Organisers ‘a bit peeved’ at president’s decision not to attend event marking the centenary of War of Independence catalyst

Sinn Féin TD escapes reprimand for abusive behaviour to gardaí

Sinn Féin TD escapes reprimand for abusive behaviour to gardaí

Last year, Cork East TD Pat Buckley pleaded guilty to threatening and abusing gardaí who called to his home on foot of a noise complaint in August 2017.

A Middle Eastern conflict

A Middle Eastern conflict

D-Day is approaching in a high-stakes legal showdown between Celtic Tiger architect Jerry Ryan and engineering tycoon Barry English, with the case hinging on whether English’s takeover of Ryan’s Emirati firm was a genuine deal or a ‘ball of smoke’. Francesca Comyn reports