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Sinn Féin’s ‘average industrial wage’ claim goes by the board

Sinn Féin’s ‘average industrial wage’ claim goes by the board

After grandstanding on the issue for over a decade, the party has adjusted its position, saying that its ‘elected representatives manage their own wage’

Sinn Féin members ‘did not cooperate with abuse probe’

Sinn Féin members ‘did not cooperate with abuse probe’

Findings revealed in Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland’s inquiry into how Máiría Cahill’s sexual abuse case was handled by the PSNI; Mary Lou McDonald rejected Cahill’s claim that party had not helped with police inquiries

Bogus self-employment fines binned by Fianna Fáil ‘under protest’

Bogus self-employment fines binned by Fianna Fáil ‘under protest’

Unions have been lobbying for the bill to pass as soon as possible because it will ban zero-hours contracts and provide more protection for workers on low-hour contracts

No way out

No way out

The Dáil will vote this Wednesday on Theresa May’s Brexit draft withdrawal agreement - which has drawn near-unanimous cross-party disapproval in her own country. Meanwhile, in Varadkar’s cabinet, the reality of a potential no-deal Brexit is hitting home

We could have a world-class water utility if...

We could have a world-class water utility if...

Troubled waters ahead in bid to channel services into a single utility

Is housing taking a toll on missing minister Murphy?

Is housing taking a toll on missing minister Murphy?

Murphy has been less visible of late as colleagues report he is ‘not in good form’

Minister challenges critics of direct provision centres

Minister challenges critics of direct provision centres

Stanton cites ‘community gain’ for residents of four rural towns earmarked for centres

Murphy pushes to transfer water staff despite union pressure

Murphy pushes to transfer water staff despite union pressure

Reverse Brexit? Fat chance

Reverse Brexit? Fat chance

British voters have little hope of reconsidering their vote on the issue

Coveney: Second Brexit vote a realistic possibility

Coveney: Second Brexit vote a realistic possibility

Tánaiste says the idea Britain could easily leave Europe is a ‘fantasy’; more reassurance given to Brexiteers on EU-Britain future relationship

Varadkar vows to raise top tax band to €50,000

Varadkar vows to raise top tax band to €50,000

From January, workers will enter the 40 per cent rate of income tax when their salary hits €35,300. But Varadkar told delegates his party would go further in the coming years, if given the opportunity to do so

May stands firm amid Brexit deal backlash

May stands firm amid Brexit deal backlash

More letters of no confidence have been submitted to the chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench Conservatives. If the figure reaches 48, that would trigger a leadership contest

Government slammed over carbon tax snub

Government slammed over carbon tax snub

We must encourage use of more sustainable technologies

Fudging Brexit would extend market uncertainty

Fudging Brexit would extend market uncertainty

Traders are turning a little more optimistic

May's draft Brexit deal faces first hurdle

May's draft Brexit deal faces first hurdle

The British prime minister's hardest task will be to force the deal through the House of Commons, where the arithmetic is looking increasingly challenging