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Where's the spark in Budget 2018 build-up?

Where's the spark in Budget 2018 build-up?

The usual fevered speculation over what we can expect when Paschal Donohoe gets to his feet is severely lacking this year, writes Hugh O'Connell

State auditor questions IBRC liquidation oversight

State auditor questions IBRC liquidation oversight

The Comptroller and Auditor General Seamus McCarthy said last week the absence of any committee of inspection for the IBRC liquidation was 'certainly unusual'

State fails to notify EU of its sugar tax proposal

State fails to notify EU of its sugar tax proposal

Ireland is obliged under law to formally notify the European Commission of plans to introduce the tax but has not yet done so

Legally unsound: SF warned over discipline handling

Legally unsound: SF warned over discipline handling

Sinn Féin has been beset by a series of bullying controversies over the last three years with nearly a dozen councillors either quitting or being expelled from the party

FG up three points in early poll boost

FG up three points in early poll boost

FF rises two points, but faces a Hobson’s choice of being a junior coalition partner or propping up FG in opposition

The centre holds as both of the largest parties make gains

The centre holds as both of the largest parties make gains

Only time will tell if this is part of a trend back to a largely two-party system

Victims who bore children of rape to visit Leinster House

Victims who bore children of rape to visit Leinster House

Stand up to Trump, ex-Clinton adviser tells Varadkar

Stand up to Trump, ex-Clinton adviser tells Varadkar

Jake Sullivan, who will meet Varadkar in Dublin this week, served as a senior national security adviser in Barack Obama’s administration

Verhofstadt: We’ll give Ireland Brexit cash

Verhofstadt: We’ll give Ireland Brexit cash

In his only newspaper interview during his visit here, the European Parliament’s chief Brexit co-ordinator speaks of the negative impact on Ireland if the Brexit agreement ‘is not well done’

Brexit fantasy can’t survive contact with cold reality

Brexit fantasy can’t survive contact with cold reality

In her Florence speech, prime minister Theresa May conceded two of the major debating points of the first round of Brexit negotiations

Beware Verhofstadt’s soothing words

Beware Verhofstadt’s soothing words

Britain's leaving brings us one step closer to his dream of a federalist ‘good empire’

In the next 100 days, we’ll get Varadkar’s true measure

In the next 100 days, we’ll get Varadkar’s true measure

Those who write Varadkar off after barely three months are making a mistake

FG up in poll despite attacks on Vardakar 'spin'

FG up in poll despite attacks on Vardakar 'spin'

Fine Gael hits 30 per cent for first time since run-up to 2016 election, but Fianna Fail also gains

Dysfunctional Dáil returns from summer break

Dysfunctional Dáil returns from summer break

No amount of summer rest, it seems, will deter TDs from engaging in heckling and procedural rows

FF leader's stance a foretaste of budget battle

FF leader's stance a foretaste of budget battle

Micheál Martin has laid down a marker on tax at his party's think-in by demanding a cut in USC, writes Michael Brennan