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Prudent Paschal knows this could be his last budget

Prudent Paschal knows this could be his last budget

In the weeks and months leading up to Budget 2019 Donohoe has preached prudence, warning that this government would not repeat the mistakes of the past

Can Donohoe 'de-dramatise' the budget?

Can Donohoe 'de-dramatise' the budget?

Many of the key budget decisions have already been revealed, but the big test is the use the government will make of the €1 billion corporation tax windfall

Higgins on homelessness, spending and pensions

Higgins on homelessness, spending and pensions

Incumbent President Michael D Higgins feels his long service in political and public life will be an advantage in his second bid for the Áras

No giveaways, but a pre-election budget it is

No giveaways, but a pre-election budget it is

Paschal Donohoe’s Budget 2019 will fire the opening shots in the next general election campaign

‘I won’t be wearing a Sinn Féin hat’

‘I won’t be wearing a Sinn Féin hat’

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada believes that, as president, she can be ‘a voice of those ordinary people’

Health is ‘gobbling up all the bloody money’

Health is ‘gobbling up all the bloody money’

The overspend in health is projected to be €700m, but at least the government has Fianna Fáil onside for the budget

Burning down the house may be Varadkar’s best option

Burning down the house may be Varadkar’s best option

If this government goes to the Christmas recess, the advantage moves to the opposition

President’s €100,000 extra spend on photography

President’s €100,000 extra spend on photography

Newly published presidential accounts show that the spend on training and development and incidental expenses at Áras an Uachtaráin went up to €391,000 last year

OPW apologises to TD for refusing to give him data released to The Post

OPW apologises to TD for refusing to give him data released to The Post

Vat hike to fund Donohoe’s ‘Brexit-proof’ Budget 2019

Vat hike to fund Donohoe’s ‘Brexit-proof’ Budget 2019

There will be a boost for the country’s 174,000 landlords who are going to see their tax relief on mortgage interest payments rise from 90 per cent to 100 per cent

Power line report to put pressure on FG Meath trio

Power line report to put pressure on FG Meath trio

The plan for a 140km North-South interconnector from Meath to Tyrone has provoked considerable opposition from local communities

No safe harbour for Minister Shane Ross

No safe harbour for Minister Shane Ross

The last thing the Minister for Transport would want is to be blamed for householders in Dun Laoghaire paying more property tax ahead of the next general election

I’m not pretending that everything is great in rural Ireland. That’s why we set up this department

I’m not pretending that everything is great in rural Ireland. That’s why we set up this department

Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring has the job of breathing life into rural Ireland at a time when many who live there think it is dying

Following the Áras money

Following the Áras money

The presidential office’s large annual allowance has surprised many, but MEPs’ expenses are also shrouded in mystery

The Kavanaugh hearings are a reminder of the dangers of politicising judicial appointments

The Kavanaugh hearings are a reminder of the dangers of politicising judicial appointments