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Murphy’s numbers just don’t add up

Murphy’s numbers just don’t add up

The Minister for Housing’s monthly figures have been so distorted by political machinations that they are of little value and should be taken out of his control

Connors: Casey is taking ‘a page out of Donald Trump’s book’

Connors: Casey is taking ‘a page out of Donald Trump’s book’

‘Look how many leaders rose to power in the 20th century by spewing hate,’ says Love/Hate star. ‘This is an age-old tactic’

After a colourful campaign, a Higgins cakewalk

After a colourful campaign, a Higgins cakewalk

Mystery loans, expensive hotel stays, old skeletons in closets and Riverdancing across the world: the 2018 race for the Áras had something for everybody. Michael Brennan and Hugh O’Connell report

FF’s Dooley asks EU for approval of state rescue bid for broadband plan

FF’s Dooley asks EU for approval of state rescue bid for broadband plan

Dooley has publicly advocated abandoning the process as it currently stands and inviting other telecoms players and semi-states to complete the project

Casey calls for dismissal of top RTÉ executive Williams

Casey calls for dismissal of top RTÉ executive Williams

Dragons’ Den star vows to stand again for presidency – unless he becomes Taoiseach

Sinn Féin loses on the double as protest vote fails to materialise

Sinn Féin loses on the double as protest vote fails to materialise

The winner was never in doubt, but the runner-up is the star of the show

A stroll in the Park: Higgins returns to the Áras

A stroll in the Park: Higgins returns to the Áras

strong second place finish for Peter Casey, who was criticised during the campaign for his comments about Travellers 'camping on other people’s land', led to warnings about copycat behaviour by others in next year’s local elections

Flanagan says ‘tolerance and diversity’ reflected in blasphemy vote

Flanagan says ‘tolerance and diversity’ reflected in blasphemy vote

The race for the Áras

The race for the Áras

With the vote to determine the next President of Ireland taking place on Friday, we have compiled candidate interviews, polling data and election analysis to keep you up to date with the race for the Áras

Higgins cannot be beaten – but his rivals still have to try to at least win back their election expenses

Higgins cannot be beaten – but his rivals still have to try to at least win back their election expenses

Every candidate needs to claim at least 12.5 per cent of the vote to be able to claim a maximum refund of €200,000 in election expenses

Fianna Fáil emerges as main winner in post-budget poll

Fianna Fáil emerges as main winner in post-budget poll

Confidence-and-supply partners FF gain 3 points to reach 25 per cent - but Fine Gael is still in pole position, and most people questioned do not anticipate a pre-Christmas election

Breen had three more meetings with final broadband bidder McCourt

Breen had three more meetings with final broadband bidder McCourt

FG minister also visited McCourt at his Co Clare home ‘in a private capacity’ over the last two years, in new twist to telecoms row

Red C poll: Budget bounce for Fianna Fáil while government emerges unscathed from Naughten resignation

Red C poll: Budget bounce for Fianna Fáil while government emerges unscathed from Naughten resignation

Fianna Fáil has seen its support rise in the wake of the third budget under the confidence and supply deal, according to the latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll.

Post Podcast: The future of the National Broadband Plan

Post Podcast: The future of the National Broadband Plan

Ian Guider is joined by Chief Reporter Jack Horgan-Jones and Political Correspondent Hugh O’Connell to discuss the controversy surrounding the National Broadband Plan after the resignation of Denis Naughten

Budget 2019: Tax & pend

Budget 2019: Tax & pend

Budget 2019 was defined by increased spending and minor tax reductions for most people but not all. Here are some of the key numbers