Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: reportedly “mad for November” general election. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

In the end it’ll be blamed on the media. The media made him do it. Due to the frenzy of speculation whipped up by journalists, it was impossible to ge(...)

Employment Appeals Tribunal office,  Adelaide Road, Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

Journalist Catherine Murphy has taken a second unfair dismissal case against the Irish Independent after her initial tribunal award of €55,000 was se(...)

Glenna Lynch. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The new Social Democrats party has unveiled businesswoman Glenna Lynch as a candidate. Ms Lynch came to prominence after questioning the then presiden(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  with Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  during the second day of the Fine Gael think-in in  Adare Co Limerick. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TDs have been told to highlight a “whiff of sulphur” off Sinn Féin in their attacks against the Opposition party in the run-up the general e(...)

 Roisin Shortall: TD says the Dáil must be recalled to discuss and debate the report.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Labour Party should have “stood up and spoken out” over the contents of the Fennelly report, Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall has said. Ms Shor(...)

Senator James Heffernan, whom the Social Democrats will announce as a general-election candidate.

A Senator who lost the Labour Party whip over budget cuts will be announced as one of the latest election candidates for the new Social Democrats late(...)

‘Participants in Saturday’s big Right2Water rally were also on Twitter. Sinn Féiners was complaining RTÉ had deliberately edited coverage to exclude the party’s involvement. A prominent non-party protester retweeted an objection to The Irish Times online’s decision to put the water protest below a column about the IRA’s allegedly massive global assets.’ Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Many who have experienced serious illness must have read Una Mullally’s column on Monday with a great spark of recognition. She wrote about the perspe(...)

Denis O’Brien said: “I wish to state that I respect Dáil privilege as long as it is not exploited in a manner designed to damage the reputation of an individual, particularly one who is not before the House and entitled to Dáil privilege.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Businessman Denis O’Brien said on Saturday he respects Dáil privilege as long as it is not “exploited in a manner designed to damage the reputation of(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett: the legal team of the Houses of the Oireachtas had to ‘defend the CPP and its members’. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has criticised the potential cost to the State of legal proceedings being taken against a Dáil committee by businessman D(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times. 1:34

Leading members of the Government and Opposition have united in condemnation of businessman Denis O’Brien’s bid to sue the members of the Oireachtas (...)