So now we know. The Central Bank, finally, is above political influence. In the past number of months, Patrick Honohan has come under sustained pressure from politicians and policymakers to dilute and water down his controversial proposals to tighten
Irish Water has been warned that the failure of 500,000 customers to register for water charges will affect its ability to upgrade the water infrastructure.
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”.
Every Dáil is centre right while the left can get into the Áras –where they can’t touch our wallets
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
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