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Cabinet of Ireland

Enda Kenny Taoiseach and Minister for Defence Frances Fitzgerald Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Justice Michael Noonan Minister for Finance Simon Harris Minister for Health Katherine Zappone Minister […]

Minority government formed in Ireland

Yesterday the impasse created by the 26th February general election was broken when the Dáil (Irish parliament) approved the appointment of Prime Minister Enda Kenny back into his job and […]

General election leaves Ireland with hung parliament

With ten seats still to declare out of 158 in the Dáil Éireann or lower house of parliament it is clear now that no party has received anywhere near enough […]

Parliamentary 2016

Elections to the Dáil took place on 26 February 2016. Fine Gael 50 Fianna Fáil 44 Labour Party 7 Sinn Féin 23 Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit 6 Social Democrats 3 […]

Ireland goes to the polls

Around 3.2 million Irish voters go to the polls today to elect 157 of the 158 members of the Dáil Éireann or lower house of parliament. The Ceann Comhairle or […]

Taoiseach announces General Election date

Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny of the centre-right Fine Gael party has announced that a general election will be held on 26 February 2016. Since 2011 Fine Gael has been […]

Budget 2016

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has delivered Ireland’s 2016 Budget to parliament. The budget was notable for having only one tax increase, that on cigarettes. Other than that the budget, the […]

IMF completes Article IV consultation with Ireland

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with Ireland. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; “IMF Executive Board Concludes […]

IMF concludes Article IV review of Ireland

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with Ireland. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; An International Monetary Fund […]

Independents win by-elections

Independents have won two parliamentary by-elections which took place on Friday 10th October. In both seats the vacancies were caused by TDs taking up seats in the European Parliament. In […]