Minister for Tourism Pascal Donoghue: Photograph: Eric Luke

The tourism picture for this year was described as “positive’’ by Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe. He told the Seanad that CSO figures showed th(...)

Garth Brooks: Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone said, “We do not want to discourage artists like Garth Brooks from coming to Ireland but it takes a rare case to highlight the inadequacies in a system.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A call has been made for legislation on licensing concerts to be amended to ensure a licence be obtained before tickets go on sale where events invol(...)

Rory McIlroy at the press conference on Fota Island, Co Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sun shining, temperatures hitting 25 degrees, Fota Island looking as manicured and magnificent as Augusta and just when you think it couldn’t possibly(...)

 Senator David Norris: told Seanad that Minister for Justice has “an inability to resist the temptation to smear anybody who gets in his way”.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Independent Senator David Norris said the controversy surrounding Minister for Justice Alan Shatter was like a Greek drama. “H(...)

“Let us be honest in asking what checks and balances exist in the legislation to prevent taxpayers’ money from being used to add to politicians’ salaries,’’ said FPaul Bradford (FG).

Greater scrutiny to prevent the use of public money to top up politicians’ pay was called for by Paul Bradford (FG).He said legislation had been passe(...)

Sen Catherine Noone at the Oireachtas charity fashion show in support of Motor Neurone Disease Research held in the Shelbourne Hotel.

News has reached us of a distressing episode involving Mattie McGrath, his suitcase and a revolving door. It happened last Thursday week, but n(...)

Seán Sherlock: “Most of our children’s career opportunities will be built around harnessing new and evolving technologies that are only now establishing themselves”

Research has revealed that those between 18 and 24 years do not consider science and technology industries interesting, Minister of State for Educatio(...)

Senator Catherine Noone: “It is hard to take all of this on a continual basis’’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Catherine Noone (FG) accused Fianna Fail of “creating hysteria’’ about medical cards.“This is the same party with the same faces and voices who tried (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny joking with Herb Hribar, Chief Executive eircom Group; Joe Schmidt Irish head coach; and Simon Boucher, CEO IMI, at the IMI National Management Conference “Game Changers for Growth”, at Sandyford , Co Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke.

This is the strangest budget run-in for a long time.Less than a week to go until Michael Noonan delivers his statement to the Dáil and the usual clamo(...)

Ciaran Cannon: claimed he would be guaranteed Seanad seat.

Senators have demanded that Minister of State Ciaran Cannon address the House on a claim that a Fianna Fail Senator tried to bribe him.Mr Cannon was a(...)