Emmet O’Neill: “I feel what we need is a five-year period of dictatorship, sort it all out, give it back to us and not allow anyone to have an opinion.” Photograph: Frank Miller

If your media tycoon uncle is the State’s richest man with close Government links, it’s best not to go around advocating the overthrow of democracy in(...)

A guard of honour at the funeral of former minister Joe Walsh in Clonakilty, Co Cork yesterday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Former agriculture minister Joe Walsh (71) has been laid to rest amid tributes paid at his funeral at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Clon(...)

Brian Lenihan, the then minister for finance, and Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank: their correspondence from 2010 reveal that the ECB was calling all the shots.

The exchange of letters between the then president of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet and the late Brian Lenihan reveals the then financ(...)

The basic shape of the bailout was already in place by the time Patrick Honohan intervened on “Morning Ireland”. Photograph: Frank Miller

Late one night in Brussels as the Irish bailout deal was being done four years ago, Brian Lenihan was asked about the surrender of Ireland’s economic (...)

Money talks: Morgan Jones as Seán FitzPatrick in The Guarantee

On the night of September 29th, 2008, the Irish government opted to guarantee virtually the entire domestic banking system, a decision that would i(...)

Sure what else would you be doing of a Friday morning only going to the movies?If nothing else but to take your mind off the alarming disappearance of(...)

Let’s bail: Peter Coonan as David Drumm and and Morgan Jones as Seán FitzPatrick in The Guarantee

It’s only been six years since the imminent collapse of Anglo- Irish Bank inspired the sitting government to guarantee the holdings of that institu(...)

Topaz has an annual turnover of €3 billion and processes one million transactions every month. It employs 1,600 people

Emmet O’Neill has been appointed as chief executive of the petrol station chain Topaz Energy.He will replace Sean Corkery who is to step down from the(...)

 Maíria Cahill leaving Government Buildings following talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 6:55

Maíria Cahill brought a very serious allegation to Taoiseach Enda Kenny this morning: that child sex abusers were moved by republicans from Northern I(...)

I wonder can you give me any advice regarding an endowment mortgage, which was sold to me by Norwich Union in 1990. The mortgage was for €28,000 and i(...)