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Home debt law stalled to protect vulture sales

Home debt law stalled to protect vulture sales

The Department of Finance and the Central Bank have said that provisions in the Courts and Land and Conveyancing Amendment Bill could 'jeopardise' future loan sales

Coveney slates Tories’ Brexit border claims

Coveney slates Tories’ Brexit border claims

'A lot more to do on housing'

'A lot more to do on housing'

A key part of the discussion at the Fine Gael think-in was on the upcoming Budget, but there is no doubt that the issue that has most exercised the party's TDs is the housing crisis

State eyes levies to fund housing agency

State eyes levies to fund housing agency

New agency will be working with councils to deliver social housing

SF lays down marker over new Garda chief

SF lays down marker over new Garda chief

At the party’s pre-Dáil away day in Cavan, Mary Lou McDonald said Drew Harris must answer the 'well-founded and well-grounded' concerns of victims and survivors who have objected to his appointment

Is their day coming?

Is their day coming?

Mary Lou McDonald’s popularity can help Sinn Féin to 30 seats, as it focuses on constituencies where it went closest last time

Profile of the SDLP: Merger or takeover?

Profile of the SDLP: Merger or takeover?

Long-speculated talk of an alliance with Fianna Fáil has gathered pace in recent months; except now it is being suggested that the SDLP will effectively be wound down and taken over by Micheál Martin’s party

6 good reasons for Leo Varadkar not to call a snap general election

6 good reasons for Leo Varadkar not to call a snap general election

Any public sense that the Taoiseach was being smart or politically opportunistic in staging an unprovoked repudiation of the three-budget deal with Fianna Fáil could well blow up in Varadkar’s face

Brace yourself for an undignified race to the Áras

Brace yourself for an undignified race to the Áras

Seán Gallagher’s opening move has been clever, but he’s likely to be just one of a vast array of candidates

Public sector seeks slice of recovery

Public sector seeks slice of recovery

By the end of the year, more people will be working in the public sector than ever, and the government will want to ward off spiralling pay demands

‘Neutrality is an irrelevancy in today’s day and age'

‘Neutrality is an irrelevancy in today’s day and age'

Peter Casey is best known as the businessman from RTÉ’s Dragons’ Den who spent two decades living in the US but is now based in Donegal. His decision to run for president – alongside two other former Dragons – has raised more than a few eyebrows

Mallon: Fianna Fáil takeover of SDLP is ‘unthinkable’

Mallon: Fianna Fáil takeover of SDLP is ‘unthinkable’

Mallon, an architect of the Good Friday Agreement, said he wanted the SDLP to become 'much more relevant and stronger'

Budget office warns public sector pay bill could jump by €1.1 billion

Budget office warns public sector pay bill could jump by €1.1 billion

The Parliamentary Budget Office said in its latest briefing that public sector pay policy is nearing a 'critical juncture' with demands from unions for pay equalisation for newer public servants

Kelly won’t table no-confidence motion against Howlin as he backs off assault

Kelly won’t table no-confidence motion against Howlin as he backs off assault

Labour TDs and senators have rallied behind Howlin, who said this weekend there was 'no tolerance' for further discussion on his leadership of the party

Varadkar reveals he considered two-step vote on abortion

Varadkar reveals he considered two-step vote on abortion