Tánaiste Joan Bruton speaking  at the Labour Party conference. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 2:20

If Labour has decided now is the time to fight back against its critics, then perhaps a message from the grassroots has filtered to the top. The confe(...)

A senior Fine Gael figure has said it is time for Irish political parties to think about reviving Charlie McCreevy’s National Pension Reserve Fund.Du(...)

Former city councillor Gary O’Flynn:    nine fraud offences which allegedly occurred in a period between 2008 and 2009. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

A former Fianna Fáil councillor who is facing nine fraud charges in relation to mortgages he worked on while operating as a financial consultant has b(...)

 Bugatti is not saying how much its Middle Eastern buyer paid for Chassis Number 450, but most recent Veyron Roadsters have averaged a purchase price of around €2.3 million.

Bugatti sold its first Veyron 16.4 in 2005, back when Taoiseach Bertie Ahern was topping the opinion polls and assuring us in interviews that “Fianna(...)

 Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan: Conceded that the Government never directly asked for debt write-down. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 3:54

Late on Friday night the Greeks came bearing gifts for Fine Gael. And for once there was little need to beware. For several years now, critics of the (...)

IAG chief Willie Walsh: “This is a deal that we want to do.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

International Consolidated Airlines Group is “nowhere near” walking away from its €1.36 billion bid to buy Aer Lingus, according to its Irish chief(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Will attend the meeting which is part of the dialogue with churches, faith communities and non-confessional bodies set up in February 2007. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The first formal meeting between a taoiseach and members of an atheist advocacy group in the history of the State is set to take place this Tuesday ev(...)

Currently I’m fascinated with a show called Gay Byrne’s Big Face (mistakenly listed as The Meaning of Life, Sunday, RTÉ 1). It’s structured around (...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern: Visiting Tehran

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has arrived in Tehran to speak about increasing economic co-operation between Iran and Europe. Mr Ahern, who stood down (...)

Séan Barrett:  felt the safest option in the public interest was to allow the issue through on a vote but without debate. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times 2:48

The controversy surrounding Seán Barrett deflated quickly yesterday but the Ceann Comhairle’s authority has taken a hit in the longer term, with linge(...)