The inquiry prompted the resignation of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern from Fianna Fáil. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sensitive material relating to the €158 million Mahon Tribunal, which prompted the resignation of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern from Fianna Fáil, is s(...)

Last month Mr Browne clashed with Jerry Beades of the New Land League, telling him repeatedly to ‘shut up’ after Mr Beades described solicitor Brian O’Donnell’s Gorse Hill home in Killiney as ‘bog standard’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times 3:53

Siptu general president Jack O’Connor walked off a live television discussion on the Tonight with Vincent Browne Show on TV3 on Thursday after allegin(...)

Enda Kenny: Fished out a substantial sheaf of paper from his folder and gave the Dáil a history of the many unsuccessful attempts by various taoisigh and ministers to institute an awards system. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Taoiseach will not be wearing a row of 40 medals on his chest to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. We say “he,” but that all depends(...)

The future of British politics?: Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has his eye on David Cameron’s job. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Enoch Powell was wrong to say that all political careers end in failure. But for a leader to leave politics with his or her reputation relatively inta(...)

Bullet holes in the windscreen of the vehicle in which the victim was shot, in  Church Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Gardaí believe a man shot dead in a middle-class suburb of Dublin was ambushed in a well-planned attack by killers who had him under surveillance at (...)

This week, the latest Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland statistics  were published in Edinburgh. They show that Scotland was £12.4 billion (€17.4 billion) in the red last year. Photograph: PA

People should start looking over their shoulder in search of approaching trouble when they hear politicians accusing critics of talking a country down(...)

The building and the cost of operating it were a major element of the investigations of the Mahon Tribunal in 2008

It is an unassuming, detached redbrick on Lower Drumcondra Road in Dublin 9, but was once the most controversial property in Ireland. St Luke’s, the p(...)

Jerry Beades, founder of the New Land League, at the O’Donnell’s Killiney home. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

At one of Dublin’s most expensive addresses, a mansion with a swimming pool, tennis court and stone lions overlooking Killiney Bay, a motley group of (...)

Alan Murphy: earned his corn as one of the country’s top property lawyers during the glory years

Alan Murphy has been “elected” for a third term as managing partner of Eversheds, a Dublin law firm with designs on the city’s top tier of legal eagl(...)

Fianna Fail raised $116,500 when Bertie Ahern was leader and taoiseach but the party’s US fundraising efforts petered out thereafter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Declared donations collected in the US by Fianna Fáil over the past three decades amount to a tenth of what Sinn Féin raised from donors in the US du(...)