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Coalition will pursue Water Charge arrears

Coalition will pursue Water Charge arrears

The coalition believes the campaign against water charges now contains nobody who will ever vote for them. So they will vigorously pursue arrears.

Poll shows surge in support for FG/Labour

Poll shows surge in support for FG/Labour

Support for both Fine Gael and Labour has increased sharply in the past month, while Sinn Féin has fallen to its lowest level since 2013.

Government can work without a whip, says independent alliance

Government can work without a whip, says independent alliance

No free vote during budgets or confidence motions

Draft report cites  lack of housing as major risk to economy

Draft report cites lack of housing as major risk to economy

The government is becoming increasingly concerned about low levels of housing supply and the risks of price bubbles, according to a draft assessment of major risks to the economy seen by The Sunday Business Post.

Planning row over Heuston South Quarter development

Planning row over Heuston South Quarter development

A fresh row has erupted over the controversial Heuston South Quarter (HSQ) development, the loans for which are owned by the New York-based investment firm Marathon Asset Management.

Government plan to limit banks’ veto in personal insolvency cases

Government plan to limit banks’ veto in personal insolvency cases

The government is to limit the banks’ veto on personal insolvency arrangements as part an effort to reduce an expected torrent of home repossessions this year.

A giveaway budget and the virtues of austerity

A giveaway budget and the virtues of austerity

Michael Noonan will produce something very like George Osborne’s election budget

Down and down the euro goes; where it stops, nobody knows

Down and down the euro goes; where it stops, nobody knows

The euro is heading for parity with the dollar by the end of the year, and the fall against sterling has gathered momentum. What does all this mean for us?

Last Post: Renua sets out its stall on abortion (sort of)

Last Post: Renua sets out its stall on abortion (sort of)

‘Our party has an open position on abortion,” declares the Renua website. Fair enough. Unfortunately, it then goes on to explain itself.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Selfless rebels had real vision

Speaking from both sides of its mouth

Speaking from both sides of its mouth

Sinn Féin has shown us time and again that it just can’t be trusted, because the party will say anything to get ahead

Banking inquiry week 10: Money talks – but what does it say?

Banking inquiry week 10: Money talks – but what does it say?

Marc MacSharry: Is there legislation anywhere in the world that in some way holds political parties to account in terms of the manifesto versus programme for government?

Last Post: When Campbell said oui to Charlie’s sweet nothings

Last Post: When Campbell said oui to Charlie’s sweet nothings

Tony Blair’s spin doctor Alastair Campbell is no stranger to Dublin and he was before an Irish audience again last Saturday night – but this time in Paris at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, ooh-la-la, whatever that is.

Breaking the stranglehold of cultural ‘rules’

Breaking the stranglehold of cultural ‘rules’

Fifty years ago this Thursday, the actress Fionnula Flanagan walked out on to the stage of the Eblana Theatre in the basement of Busáras and delivered one of the most striking openings ever in Irish theatre. “I killed my child because she was a girl,

The political perils of good economics

The political perils of good economics

Ruairi Quinn was Ireland’s best ever finance minister. And nobody wants to emulate him