Labour’s Ciaran Lynch is chairman of the banking inquiry. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill 2:04

  Rescuing the banks could ultimately cost Irish taxpayers €40 billion, the governor of the Central Bank has said. Speaking at the Oir(...)

Anglo Irish Bank should have been allowed to fail in September 2008, Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan has told the Oireachtas banking inquiry.Pr(...)

Patrick Honohan speaking before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry 2:04

Anglo Irish Bank should have been allowed to fail in September 2008, Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan has said. Speaking at the Oireachtas Bankin(...)

Sean Doherty (right) with President Patrick Hillery and Charles Haughey (centre). Photograph: The Irish Times.

The daughter of former minister for justice Seán Doherty has criticised his depiction in the TV series Charlie. Rachel Doherty said the series about t(...)

A 1990 photograph of Dr Maeve Hillery (second left) and her husband Patrick (second right) with Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, and then taoiseach Charles J Haughey at Arás an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Maeve Hillery, a doctor and the widow of former president Patrick Hillery, has died aged 90. A UCD medical graduate, Dr Hillery (nee Finnegan) passed (...)

Nurses  protest at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin last week over overcrowding in the emergency department. Union members in Galway have now voted in favour of industrial action. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Nurses at Galway University Hospital have voted in favour of industrial action in response to overcrowding at the facility. The Irish Nurses and Midwi(...)

Minister for Children James Reilly said, because he is no longer minister for health, he could not say why his promise that “never again” would the number waiting on trolleys exceed the then record of 569 had been broken. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin will not provide emergency funding to the Department of Health to combat hospital overcrowding. He said(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney: on the recommendation that  blasphemy be removed from the Irish Constitution, he said,   “Having blasphemy in the Constitution is inappropriate and I think that needs to change.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The fatal attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo is a reminder that “violent fundamentalism” is a big issue in Europe, said Minister for Defence Simo(...)

File photograph: Former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery (right) with Enda Kenny,  Phil Hogan and Richard Bruton. Minister for Children James Reilly has said he would welcome Mr Flannery back to the party.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Minister for Children James Reilly has said he “absolutely would welcome” former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery back into the party. Dr Reilly sa(...)

Tanaiste Joan Burton with French ambassador  to Ireland Jean Pierre Thebault,  following a minute’s silence at the French Residence on Aylesbury Road, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins 1:52

Tanaiste Joan Burton has described the fatal attack on French publication Charlie Hebdo as abhorrent and an atrocity. “I think anything which concerns(...)