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'It's important for all women - not just RTE stars - that the gender pay gap is addressed'

'It's important for all women - not just RTE stars - that the gender pay gap is addressed'

Despite strong words, there is little to suggest the government is doing enough to address this inequality, writes Mary Regan

Micheál Martin’s eyes still firmly on the prize

Micheál Martin’s eyes still firmly on the prize

Martin says that the real problems facing this country are not being adequately addressed, and he wants to change that

Lessons of recent history could sink Nóirín O’Sullivan

Lessons of recent history could sink Nóirín O’Sullivan

Garda controversies overshadowed Enda Kenny’s time as taoiseach, and could do the same to Leo Varadkar

Michael McDowell: The best thing that can be said about the Trump administration is that it seems to be largely ineffective

Michael McDowell: The best thing that can be said about the Trump administration is that it seems to be largely ineffective

Donald Trump is in complete political freefall, which must raise real doubts over his capacity to remain as president of the United States

John Halligan slams ‘derisory’ minimum wage rise

John Halligan slams ‘derisory’ minimum wage rise

Halligan called on the LPC to reconsider its recommendation that the national minimum wage be increased to €9.55 per hour

Lucinda Creighton advising European Affairs Minister McEntee

Lucinda Creighton advising European Affairs Minister McEntee

Former Renua leader sings praises of government Brexit strategy at MacGill Summer School

Work starts on complex logistics of issuing water charges refunds

Work starts on complex logistics of issuing water charges refunds

The government has confirmed some details of the €178 million plan to refund nearly one million households

History shows us Irish Water refunds will not be swift

History shows us Irish Water refunds will not be swift

If you paid your water charges, don’t be expecting a refund in time for your summer holidays

Stephen Kinsella: The Magic Numbers

Stephen Kinsella: The Magic Numbers

The reality of the Summer Economic Statement is this: there is very little available to spend on anything

Ian Guider: A new strategy for the state’s investment fund

Ian Guider: A new strategy for the state’s investment fund

Donohoe has said that the Irish Strategic Investment Fund is to be reassessed. What’s next for this curious beast?

Varadkar needs to start putting his own stamp on the office of Taoiseach

Varadkar needs to start putting his own stamp on the office of Taoiseach

With polls showing little sign of a Leo Leap, the new Taoiseach will have to hit the ground running when the Dáil returns from its summer break

Feargal Quinn: Dublin-centric Ireland needs a new outlook

Feargal Quinn: Dublin-centric Ireland needs a new outlook

The government has suggested regional development is a priority. Let’s hope it goes further than its predecessor's lip service when it came to balanced development outside the capital

Michael McDowell: 'A cowardly government will select a new Chief Justice through a squalid little beauty parade'

Michael McDowell: 'A cowardly government will select a new Chief Justice through a squalid little beauty parade'

This move is a grubby capitulation to the ill-informed obsession of Shane Ross

Mary Regan: 'Time for new Taoiseach to define what he stands for'

Mary Regan: 'Time for new Taoiseach to define what he stands for'

Leo Varadkar is displaying an inexplicable reluctance to tie himself to any political position

Donohoe warned over numbers not paying tax

Donohoe warned over numbers not paying tax

Officials warned in briefing note of exemptions as a result of changes to bands and rates