Former  minister of state for women’s affairs Nuala Fennell: “I am sorry to say that our record over the past two years does not stand up to scrutiny.”  Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

A strongly worded complaint about the government’s record of promoting women to State boards was sent to then finance minister Alan Dukes in 1985 by (...)

After a month of negotiations a new Fianna Fail-Labour government was formed on January 12th, 1993, 48 days after the election. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

In light of this week’s Irish Times poll it is worth remembering that a week is a long time in politics, and the weeks between an election an(...)

FineGael poster from the 2007 general election

Here is what fudge reads like. “This Government will introduce Universal Health Insurance with equal access to care for all. Under this system there w(...)

Fianna Fáil director of elections  Billy Kelleher  at Leinster House. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil is unlikely to be part of the next government, the party’s new director of elections Billy Kelleher has implicitly acknowledged. Sp(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he would publish the letter from Mr Justice Brian Cregan, the chairman of the inquiry into Irish Bank Resolution Corporation(...)

The Department of Finance first raised concerns in August about the confidentiality and privileged nature of some of the documents to the Commission of Investigation into the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.

The Department of Finance first raised concerns in August about the confidentiality and privileged nature of some of the documents to the Commission o(...)

The former chairman of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) Alan Dukes said he is concerned he and other former directors will not get access to documentation being examined by the inquiry into the work of the former Anglo Irish Bank

The former chairman of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) Alan Dukes said he is concerned he and other former directors will not get access (...)

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

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(...)

Former IBRC chairman Alan Dukes. Mr Dukes has criticised Minister for Finance Michael Noonan’s evidence at the banking inquiry. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The former chairman of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) Alan Dukes has criticised comments made to the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry last mon(...)

Charles J Haughey was the last taoiseach who announced his intention of leading on in government for the foreseeable future. He was gone within months(...)