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Sinn Féin rules out coalition with FF, FG

Sinn Féin rules out coalition with FF, FG

Sinn Féin is moving to formally rule out coalition as a minority partner with either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael after the next election in a move that will greatly reduce the possible options for the next government.

Government baulks at Siptu call for 5 per cent pay rise

Government baulks at Siptu call for 5 per cent pay rise

The government has pushed back against Siptu’s call for a 5 per cent national pay rise for public and private sector workers by warning that the economic recovery is still “fragile”.

IMF is latest to snub banking inquiry

IMF is latest to snub banking inquiry

Varadkar needs support on cheaper medicines

Varadkar needs support on cheaper medicines

News that Minister for Health Leo Varadkar plans to use the government’s legislative powers to force a price cut on medicines should be applauded by patients and taxpayers nationwide.

Of course there is a left - right divide in Irish politics

Of course there is a left - right divide in Irish politics

Every Dáil is centre right while the left can get into the Áras –where they can’t touch our wallets

Last Post: Coveney running out of credit with FGers

Last Post: Coveney running out of credit with FGers

Poor Simon Coveney hasn’t had a great start to the year. First, his leadership rival (of course there is no vacancy at present, blah, blah, blah) Leo Varadkar wows the nation by coming out to the sainted Miriam. Then the Irish Examiner runs an interv

Syriza’s victory is an historic challenge to EU establishment

Syriza’s victory is an historic challenge to EU establishment

The significance of Syriza’s victory in Greece cannot be underestimated. It represents much more than opposition to the failed policy of austerity. It is a direct challenge to the social and economic consensus that has dominated Europe and the libera

Vox pop: Contemplating the Greek question

Vox pop: Contemplating the Greek question

Greece has a new government – and a new anti-austerity approach. As it prepares to tackle its debts and thrash out a deal with the rulers of the eurozone, Jack Horgan-Jones asks five experts what the likely implications will be for Ireland

‘No sale’ likely as TDs take fright on   Aer Lingus bid

‘No sale’ likely as TDs take fright on Aer Lingus bid

With a general election getting closer, political concerns over the possible sale of Aer Lingus to IAG are not confined to constituencies in north Dublin alone

Humphreys: IMF doesn’t understand Irish housing market

Humphreys: IMF doesn’t understand Irish housing market

Minister of state Kevin Humphreys has accused the IMF of being out of touch after it backed higher property tax bills for householders.

Greece’s euro future needs to be decided soon

Greece’s euro future needs to be decided soon

Debt is not the only problem Greece faces: it still needs root-and-branch reform and the support of its European neighbours

Will Aer Lingus deal take flight?

Will Aer Lingus deal take flight?

IAG is taking the political temperature on its bid to buy the national carrier, with concessions expected in an effort to help drive the deal through

Briefing: Barrett’s position under threat after Dáil criticism

Briefing: Barrett’s position under threat after Dáil criticism

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett was abroad at a Holocaust commemoration for the heads of European parliaments in Prague last week while a row raged at home in the Dáil.

The presidency is not above politics

The presidency is not above politics

Both Michael D Higgins and his office are fair game for criticism

Everyone has a stake in Greece’s debt showdown

Everyone has a stake in Greece’s debt showdown

Greece’s new government is facing a battle with Europe – and Ireland is siding with the latter