Olli Rehn says he will consider any request to testify once the banking inquiry begins

US involvement in IMF bailout confirmed

27 Sep The former EU finance commissioner, Olli Rehn, has confirmed that former US treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, was involved in discussions that led to Ireland entering an EU-IMF bailout programme.

The council said the planned €2bn adjustment should come from a mix of tax rises and spending cuts

Govt urged to maintain prudent budgetary stance

22 Sep The Fiscal Advisory Council has urged the Government to stick to plans for tax rises and spending cuts in the Budget, despite an improving economic situation and stronger tax revenues.

More than 66,000 parents travelling with their children have crossed the southwest US border in 11 months up to 31 August

US officials fight release of migrants on bonds

19 Sep The US government has had a policy shift on the provision of bonds for illegal immigrants without criminal records who prove that they have a "credible fear" of returning to their homeland.

The MABS clients had an average disposable income of €8.75 a week

MABS fears charges will wipe out disposable income

18 Sep A survey by the Money Advice and Budgeting Service of its new clients last year has found they had an average disposable income of a little less than €9 a week before anything had been paid to their unsecured creditors.

Irish Water says people will not receive their allowances unless they provide their PPS numbers

Decision on water discounts expected soon

18 Sep Irish Water has said it expects the regulator to take a definite decision on the discounts that will be applied to households on boil water notices before the end of this month.