Maíria Cahill has come under pressure in recent days to detail her involvement with the RNU in 2009 and 2010. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Newly elected Labour Party senator Maíria Cahill has asked people to judge her on her record in the Upper House instead of basing their views on alleg(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: he said the Government’s record on job creation is a “positive one”, citing the announcement this week of 1,000 new jobs from Apple and 300 from recruitment website Indeed. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

A new 10-year employment strategy will see the creation of 220,000 jobs within the lifetime of the next government, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. (...)

Pat Carey has stepped down as Fianna Fáil director of elections. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey has stepped down as the party’s director of elections but “absolutely and unconditionally denies any impropriety(...)

The permits will apply for one year, renewable annually. Photograph: Getty Images

A new immigration permission scheme to allow illegal migrant workers in the fishing industry gain access to working visas is to be proposed by Minist(...)

Labour leader Joan Burton. “The task for her party is to take its share of the late swing if it is to avoid a PD-style meltdown.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Labour, which halted a Fine Gael overall majority at the last election by scaring voters with negative campaigning and attack advertisements, may have(...)

Siptu president Jack O’Connor: Message seen as laying the ground for Labour’s general election campaign. Photograph: The Irish Times

Siptu president Jack O’Connor has warned a single-party Fine Gael government “must be avoided at all costs”, a message seen as laying the ground fo(...)

 Mr Justice Brian Cregan, who is examining 37 IBRC transactions involving write-offs of more than €10 million, has distributed a draft interim report to interested parties to seek their observations.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The inquiry into write-offs on Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) asset sales will take “several years” to complete even if granted extra legal (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Eric Luke 1:58

The Government has been requested not to make a decision on how to proceed with the IBRC investigation until an interim report is complete. Minister f(...)

The Commission of Inquiry into IBRC is investigating disposals by the bank - which was the former Anglo Irish Bank - involving write-downs of €10 million or more - including the sale of Siteserv.

The inquiry into Irish Bank Resolution Corporation sell-offs, including the sale of Siteserv to Denis O’Brien, would face successful legal challenges (...)

Attorney General Maire Whelan’s role came under scrutiny following the publication of the Fennelly report. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In his recent book, Inside the Room: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Crisis Government, former Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore describes Enda Kenny’s reaction w(...)