Taoiseach Enda Kenny

The Cabinet will discuss how to proceed with the commission of inquiry into transactions at the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) at its meetin(...)

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy questioned whether advice to Ministers on the sharing of citizens’ data was “flawed”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government is not compliant with a recent significant ruling by Europe’s top court that affects the sharing of citizens’ personal data between dep(...)

Judge Catherine Murphy at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court   was “very disappointed” to learn that Clive Keogh had since come to Garda attention and was facing a shoplifting charge. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A homeless man who was caught with several fake travel passes, including one in the name of Brad Pitt, has been given a suspended sentence and ordered(...)

Attorney General Máire Whelan was contacted by the Taoiseach on Friday following the letter he received from Mr Justice Brian Cregan. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

  The Commission of Inquiry into the Irish Banking Resolution Corporation will not now meet its December deadline and is expected to be de(...)

Guarding our treasures

There is an onus on each generation to preserve and protect the national cultural treasures in its care, to keep them secure for future generations. T(...)

The Commission of Inquiry into IBRC is investigating disposals by the bank - which was the former Anglo Irish Bank - involving write-downs of €10 million or more - including the sale of Siteserv. Image: The Irish Times

The Government is expected to rush emergency legislation through the Dáil this week to overcome a legal obstacle that has halted the Commission of Inv(...)

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton. Photograph: Sara Freund

Billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien has accused Renua leader Lucinda Creighton of “self-serving” attacks on him following a Dáil speech in which she(...)

Mary Lou McDonald:  Denied move was an act of “desperation” by Sinnn Féin. Photograph: The Irish Times

A union leader behind the policy principles that form the basis for a left-wing voting pact has urged parties and TDs not to take an a la carte app(...)

Denis O’Brien: “It is clear to me that this is part of a campaign to undermine me and to disseminate false statements about me.” Photograph: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

In the sweltering Caribbean heat and humidity of an October day, 223 people gathered on the lawns of King’s House, the official residence of the gover(...)

  Stephen Donnelly,  Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall at the launch of the  Social Democrats. File  photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Social Democrats today have confirmed that a former Fianna Fáil activist is to run for the party in Cork East in the next general election. (...)