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Behind the scenes with Paschal Donohoe

Behind the scenes with Paschal Donohoe

The budgetary plans I’ve laid out are capable of withstanding many of the different Brexit challenges, says the finance minister

Stormy winter ahead but spring election looks likely

Stormy winter ahead but spring election looks likely

With Fianna Fáil offering to support the government until after a possible Brexit deal, the country can expect to go to the polls in the early part of 2019

Budgeting for the polls

Budgeting for the polls

As Paschal Donohoe tried to keep voters happy, Shane Ross was left out in the cold. But Budget 2019 was quickly overshadowed by the week’s other events

The demise of a minister - and a broadband plan

The demise of a minister - and a broadband plan

What led to Denis Naughten’s shock resignation over broadband bidder contacts? And where does it leave the future of high-speed connectivity in rural Ireland?

Resignation of Naughten injects new dynamic

Resignation of Naughten injects new dynamic

The government is more vulnerable than ever, but there are obstacles in the way of an early election

Much hoped for housing budget failed to materialise

Much hoped for housing budget failed to materialise

At a time when the social and affordable housing crisis is deepening and public anger is rising, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil saw fit to increase the capital budget on housing by a mere 6.5 per cent

‘I don’t think the country needs an election at this point’

‘I don’t think the country needs an election at this point’

Despite a turbulent week in politics, enterprise minister Heather Humphreys is flying high after garnering a €300m loan scheme for businesses

Fitzgerald: FF and SF ‘in denial about the truth’

Fitzgerald: FF and SF ‘in denial about the truth’

Fitzgerald was effectively exonerated by Mr Justice Peter Charleton, whose report partly examined the events that led to her resignation last year, which she said had been 'traumatic' and left her in 'shock'

Rivals unite to attack Higgins on Áras spending

Rivals unite to attack Higgins on Áras spending

President warns against a return to ‘landlordism’ and the notion that only the rich can contest the presidency

Former Rose of Tralee set to stand for FG in next European elections

Former Rose of Tralee set to stand for FG in next European elections

Maria Walsh has expressed an interest in running in the Midlands North West constituency and has been in talks with the Fine Gael hierarchy about joining the ticket

Post Podcast: Budget 2019 special

Post Podcast: Budget 2019 special

Ian Guider is joined by Michael Brennan and Hugh O'Connell to look at the details of the budget - and assess the political fall-out

Naughten 'left himself open' - Varadkar

Naughten 'left himself open' - Varadkar

Denis Naughten told the Dáil it was clear that the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar no longer had confidence in him

A budget with little drama – but enough to keep the ‘new politics’ show on the road for a while yet

A budget with little drama – but enough to keep the ‘new politics’ show on the road for a while yet

One senior Fianna Fáil source said it would be a ‘yawnfest’, while opposition backbenchers afterwards described it as a ‘non-event’

Gloves come off as parties prepare for talks on a new deal

Gloves come off as parties prepare for talks on a new deal

Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael expect overtures to be made imminently to arrange a process for negotiations to get underway between both sides for a renewal of the confidence and supply deal

Budget 2019 won’t be causing any street protests

Budget 2019 won’t be causing any street protests

In terms of its vote-getting ability, the tax cuts are relatively modest and unlikely to sway the electorate one way or another