Boris too 'economical with the truth' to get a job as a banker, says AIB chairman
Boris Johnson would not qualify for a job in the Irish banking sector because he is "economical with the truth", the chairman of AIB has suggested.
Boris Johnson would not qualify for a job in the Irish banking sector because he is "economical with the truth", the chairman of AIB has suggested.
Junior Finance Minister Michael D'Arcy has said that all existing restrictions on bankers' pay and bonuses should remain in place.
Ireland is on a collision course with the new occupant of Downing Street as Leo Varadkar seeks urgent talks with the incoming British prime minister on the backstop.
Boris Johnson would not qualify for a job in the Irish banking sector because he is “economical with...
Work is under way to prepare the “groundwork” for the new Governor of the Central Bank to take...
Another controversy has erupted after Boris Johnson - who looks set to become British prime minister next week - allegedly made remarks asking why the Taoiseach "isn't called Murphy like all the rest of them".
When mankind took that leap onto the moon 50 years ago it must have seemed like anything was possible.
Consumers will make trips to the UK purely to buy duty-free alcohol and cigarettes on their return if there is a no-deal Brexit, Government experts fear.
A hard Brexit will come with "massively negative consequences for both sides", the incoming chief of the European Commission has said.
The price of new and used diesel and petrol cars will go up by as much as €1,000 under plans to clamp down on emissions.
Retailers are set to fight against moves to apply minimum pricing to alcohol, claiming it will create "mayhem" unless the North does likewise.
Some tenants living in rent pressure zones are still facing increases of greater than the permitted 4pc.
Consumers will be warned to check the physical address of online companies before buying products over the internet if a no-deal Brexit occurs.
A rat which forced the closure of the Dáil bar has been caught.
The incoming president of the European Commission has indicated she will defend Ireland's "precious" backstop ahead of Brexit.
THE Government needs to start using corporation tax windfalls to create a buffer against the next downturn, the acting Governor of the Central Bank has warned.
Thirty-five people who appeared before the Disclosures Tribunal were afforded the same legal rights as if they were accused of murder, the judge who oversaw the inquiry has revealed.
Germany will continue to stand in solidarity with this country as the clock ticks down towards a no-deal Brexit, its ambassador to Ireland has said.
A new chapter in the Brexit story will open this week as Theresa May hands over the keys of No 10 Downing Street.
Northern Ireland's lack of a working Assembly is a "scandal", Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said.
EU leaders made a secret offer to put Brexit on hold for five years and negotiate a ‘new deal for Europe’ in order to try walk back Brexit, it has been claimed.
The next UK leader could reverse their commitment to scrap the backstop, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has predicted.
A tax relief mainly used to support stay-at-home mothers is under review ahead of Budget 2020, with officials noting one-in-10 homes getting the benefit had an income of more than €100,000 a year.
Tax cuts for middle-income families are back on the table ahead of Budget 2020.
The residents of Leinster House are easily distracted.
A RAT who forced the closure of the Dáil bar has been caught.
THE Dáil bar has been closed “until further notice” amid efforts to catch a rat who has been roaming the premises.
'This time it's for real." That's what Tánaiste Simon Coveney told reporters after yet again "ramping up" preparations for a disorderly Brexit. Your memory isn't lapsing - we were, of course, told they were ready last March and April - but now they mean it.
Checks on animals and goods entering Ireland from the North are "inevitable" if there is a no-deal Brexit.
Online shoppers who buy from UK websites will have to pay extra taxes and forego existing protections in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
CHECKS on animals and goods crossing the Irish border will have to take place if there is a hard Brexit, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has admitted.
A major emergency plan for dealing with traffic chaos in Ireland and the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit will be assessed by Cabinet today.
Senior military officials are to meet with the Department of Defence on Friday amid fears the staffing crisis in the Navy will worsen before the end of the year.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned the incoming British Prime Minister that the backstop remains a “red line” for Ireland ahead of the Brexit deadline on October 31.
The National Childcare Scheme's introduction is to be delayed for some families amid concern about the capacity to manage applications, the Irish Independent understands.
Limerick is to get its first directly elected mayor in May 2021, it has been announced.
A Fianna Fáil local election candidate has lost out on a council seat after her party colleagues voted against her co-option.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the incoming Central Bank governor should make a statement on the criticism of his handling of a recent budget leak.
The Government is set to dismiss Eir's offer of an alternative rural broadband rollout, despite the possibility of saving up to €2bn.
Three back-to-back strikes by hospital support staff are still set to go ahead next week as "no meaningful progress" was made at talks.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe will not sack any chiefs at the HSE despite fears of another year of mismanaged budgets in the health service.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has staked his personal reputation on the decision to proceed with the appointment of a new Central Bank governor who is embroiled in controversy.
It’s been a week when Boris Johnson’s personal life hit the headlines and his crockery allegedly hit he walls.
Fine Gael is launching an investigation into allegations of bullying in the party's Waterford organisation.
Increases to the carbon tax are "very likely" in the next Budget, despite the uncertainty of Brexit, according to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the right of a barrister acting on his behalf to ask journalists for their sources.
A DISORDERLY Brexit has become “much more likely in the past few months”, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has declared himself flattered but disinterested in taking over from Jean Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission.
The Irish Government has dismissed reports it faces pressure from six EU countries to outline detailed plans for Border patrols in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Fine Gael is facing a major row after high-profile TD John Deasy claimed that the party had ignored and "sat on" bullying complaints for years.
Paschal Donohoe reckoned it would be "unhelpful" for him to give his views on the Conservative Party leadership process.
Boris Johnson’s elevation to UK prime minister will threaten the annual €5 boost to pension payments and promised income tax cuts.
A DISORDERLY Brexit will severely reduce the potential for tax cuts in the next Budget as the country reverts to borrowing money for day-to-day expenditure.
A MOTION of no confidence in Fine Gael TD John Deasy - which was passed unanimously by party members in Waterford last night - was tabled by the brother of his party colleague and rival Paudie Coffey.
There is limited scope for new spending and tax cuts in the Budget, due to the overhanging threat of Brexit, the Finance Minister will warn today.
Pressure is mounting on Fine Gael to drop its probe into the alleged leak of documentation relating to Maria Bailey's compensation claim.
Boris Johnson admits he needs the EU's help to avoid a hard Border or crippling tariffs on trade under a no-deal Brexit.
A report setting out how ‘alternative arrangements’ to the Brexit backstop has suggested the formation of a new single zone for food standards
Researchers behind the RTÉ/TG4 exit poll which followed the local elections have partly blamed 'shy' Fianna Fáil voters for inaccurate predictions.
The implications of a Border poll on this island are not considered in a forthcoming National Risk Assessment - but a Scottish independence referendum is.
You could travel the world and struggle to find two people more contrasting than Boris Johnson and Paschal Donohoe.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe's next budget is "all but certain" to be based on a disorderly Brexit, his ministerial colleagues believe.
Attempts by Fine Gael to establish how details of Maria Bailey's personal injury claim came into the public domain have been described as "entirely inappropriate" by the National Union of Journalists.
Tributes have been paid to a Fianna Fáil councillor and father of five killed at the Donegal International Rally.
Three-time champion and father of five, Manus Kelly, has been named as the driver killed at the Donegal International Rally today.
Many questions remain to be answered about the Maria Bailey case - but how the story came to light is not one of them.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is attempting to find out how information about Maria Bailey’s compensation claim made its way into the public domain.
New restrictions on access to internet pornography in the UK have been delayed - just a day after Irish politicians discussed copying the idea.
We have become a little smug over the past two years as our nearest neighbours in the House of Commons tore each other apart 'in the national interest'.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will seek to shore up EU support for Ireland when he meets with leaders in Brussels today.
A flurry of excitement rippled through the Government Press Centre back in December 2017 when Donald Tusk told us "the key to the UK's future lies, in some ways, in Dublin".
New laws to restrict access to pornography are to be considered in the wake of the Ana Kriegel murder trial.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has indicated he is planning income tax cuts in the next Budget, despite stark warnings that he needs to pare back Government expenditure.
NEW laws to restrict the access to pornography are to be considered in the wake of the Ana Kriegel murder trial.
Terminally ill Limerick woman Ruth Morrissey has received written assurance her award of €2.1m will be paid regardless of the outcome of a Supreme Court appeal to aspects of the judge's ruling in her High Court case.
Families with low incomes should get their carbon tax repaid in "lump sums", a leading expert has suggested.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has described the treatment of former garda Majella Moynihan by senior figures in the force as "wrong on every level".
Parts of rural Ireland are in danger of losing yet another piece of what makes a community: the local petrol station.
Women and next of kin who were caught up in the CervicalCheck scandal are to receive an ex-gratia payment of €20,000 each.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has described the treatment of former garda Majella Moynihan by senior figures in the force as “wrong on every level”.
Electricity accounted for 19.3pc of Ireland's greenhouse gases in 2017.
If the targets set out in the plan are to be achieved, the construction sector is going to have to play a big role.
Motorists are to be forced from their cars under a plan the Government says is necessary to avoid a "climate apocalypse".
Throughout the centuries Irish people have routinely blamed God for our wild weather.
Ireland's material consumption is well above the EU average, and continues to rise as the economy grows.
The plan seeks to force people out of private cars because they are the "biggest offenders for emissions", Transport Minister Shane Ross said.
Almost every aspect of our daily lives will be affected by a new climate strategy which will be unveiled today.
Almost every aspect of our daily lives will be affected by a new climate strategy launched by the Government today.
Families who have been affected by domestic homicides have been asked to come forward as part of a review into how the State deals with such cases.
The Government wants senators to sit until the early hours next week in a bid to make progress on controversial legislation to reform how judges are appointed.
Waterford Airport got almost €20m in funding from the State in the decade leading up to the suspension of commercial flights.
For many, the nickname 'Prudent Paschal' would have been taken as a slight. It suggests a boring person who is slow to reach for their wallet.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is driving the UK towards a no-deal Brexit by subcontracting the subject of the North to the EU, the DUP's chief whip has claimed.
TRANSPORT Minister Shane Ross has gone against the advice of spending officials by giving €5m to an airport which hasn’t had a single commercial flight in three years.
Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell continued to actively campaign in the weeks after he claimed to suffer a "significant injury" in a crash.
A doctor who signed off on an abortion in the belief an unborn child had a fatal foetal abnormality never examined or met the mother, it has been claimed.
Ireland falls "very far short" when it comes to gender equality, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.
Fianna Fáil has accused Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of using the Defence Forces for photo-ops while allowing the Army to be destroyed.
At one stage this week it seemed like there was a new contender to be British prime minister on the hour, every hour.
Children's Minister Katherine Zappone has described the story of a mother given the wrong baby at St Patrick's Guild as "awful".
Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey has returned as chairperson of the Oireachtas Housing Committee, while the party awaits the outcome of an internal review into a personal injuries claim she took against a hotel.
A MEDIC who signed off on an abortion in the belief the unborn child had a fatal foetal abnormality never examined or met the mother, it has been claimed.
DONALD Trump’s “habit of tweeting” is destabilising for world affairs, former president Mary Robinson has said.
FINE Gael TD Maria Bailey is back at work amid controversy over her personal injury case.
Income tax cuts in the next Budget are still on the table despite stark warnings that the Government's forecasts for the State's finances are "not credible".
The appointment of the new Governor of the Central Bank cannot be stalled despite a major inquiry into Gabriel Makhlouf's actions as New Zealand Treasury chief, Paschal Donohoe said yesterday.
A criminal suspect would have been given better treatment than ex-Rehab boss Angela Kerins was at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), former Tánaiste Joan Burton has said.
At the launch of Renua Ireland just over four years ago, its founder Lucinda Creighton said the party would be "different in absolutely every respect to the old way of doing business".
Changes to the Fair Deal scheme aimed at reducing "the stress and uncertainty" experienced by farm and business owners will cost €10m a year.
MINISTERS have agreed to establish a new citizens’ assembly to bring forward proposals on gender equality.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has issued an unprecedented warning to the next British Prime Minister, telling the contenders not to make “a terrible political miscalculation” by promising they can renegotiate the Brexit deal.
FINANCE Minister Paschal Donohoe is under pressure to pause the appointment of the next Central Bank governor because of an investigation in New Zealand.
OFFALY councillor John Leahy is to step down as leader of Renua Ireland, Independent.ie can reveal.
The long-awaited overhaul of the Fair Deal scheme to reduce the burden on farm families and small business owners has been approved.
A panel of seven judges will be charged with recalibrating the pay-outs for personal injury claims under new proposals.