Roisin Shortall TD, Catherine Murphy TD & Stephen Donnelly TD at the launch of Social Democrats. Photograph: Collins

Independent TD Catherine Murphy of the new Social Democrats party has said many business people have approached her with concerns about the ethics of (...)

Brendan Howlin gave the figure during a short Dáil debate on the 2016 Estimates for the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission. Photograph: Eric Luke

Just over €14 million has been set aside for the running of Dáil and Seanad elections that must take place by early next year. And €3.388 million has(...)

Serena Williams beating her sister Venus at Wimbledon on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

The Irish Times produced a Women’s Power List recently because, first, we’re worth it and, second, the BBC’s Women’s Hour radio programme had done (...)

Independent TD Catherine Murphy launched a scathing attack in the Dáil on the Government’s handling of legislation dealing with water services

Independent TD Catherine Murphy launched a scathing attack in the Dáil on the Government’s handling of legislation dealing with water services. She sa(...)

Denis O’Brien:   He  has also initiated a lawsuit against the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission and the State arising from the Dáil utterances relating to his banking affairs with IBRC. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Almost seven weeks after it was first slated for broadcast, RTÉ has published its story about Denis O’Brien’s request for an extension from IBRC on l(...)

A planned RTÉ broadcast about the banking affairs between businessman Denis O’Brien and State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation may proceed in part as a result of orders made by the High Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

A planned RTÉ broadcast about the banking affairs between businessman Denis O’Brien and State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation may proceed in p(...)

 Shane Ross: “I’m not suggesting that whoever is appointed eventually is flawed”, but “everybody in this House knows that those who are going to sit in judgment in such tribunals are political appointees”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The practice of appointing judges to head commissions of inquiry was questioned in the Dáil on Wednesday. Independent TD Shane Ross asked: “Is (...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien should not be permitted to maintain a “sword of Damocles” over the media by leaving in place an injunction restraining RTÉ and other media publishing issues relating to his banking relationship with State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, the High Court has been told. 5:15

The High Court will rule on Friday on RTÉ’s application to fully discharge an injunction restraining publication of certain information relating to th(...)

Mr Justice Donald Binchy clarified on Tuesday that the injunction was not intended to block the reporting of comments made by Independent TD Catherine Murphy in the Dáil about Mr O’Brien’s financial affairs. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A High Court hearing on a temporary injunction preventing RTÉ from reporting on Denis O’Brien’s banking affairs is due to resume on Wednesday. The br(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: he told the committee the proposals to establish domestic mitigation targets did not take into account the legally-binding targets already imposed on Ireland by the EU

Amendments seeking the removal of four State-backed agencies from the new expert group on climate change have been ruled out of order by the Oireac(...)