Independent TD Michael Lowry at the Moriarty Tribunal at Dublin Castle  in October 2010. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Whether it be the amended findings of the Mahon/Flood tribunal into certain planning matters, the controversy over the inquiry into the sale of Sitese(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The Mahon tribunal has withdrawn findings of non-cooperation against two people involved in the financial “digout” to former taoiseach Bertie Ahern. (...)

File photograph of publican Charlie Chawke. An Bord Pleanála has said a Dublin council had no grounds to charge Mr Chawke for an extension to one of his premises. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

An Bord Pleanála has said a Dublin council has no grounds to charge publican Charlie Chawke €21,000 for a 14-square metre extension to one of his prem(...)

 Former minister for justice  Ray Burke  at the Mahon Tribunal at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Only some of the corruption findings made by the planning tribunal against former Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke are being withdrawn.Tribunal chairma(...)

 Mr Justice Feargus  Flood, first chairman  of the  planning tribunal. In 2002, ordinary citizens queued around the block when  Mr Justice  Flood published his damning report on the payments made to former Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke. Photograph: Alan Betson

The planning tribunal, in its heyday, was box office. For years, nightly news led with the latest from Dublin Castle, where the public gallery was reg(...)

Heineken beer on sale at the bargain price of €2.95 at the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

A number of Dublin publicans are known to have raised concerns with Heineken about the pricing of its beer at JD Wetherspoon’s prior to the high-pr(...)

File photograph of Frank Ward, who was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on appeal for the shooting of publican Charlie Chawke during a robber. Photograph: Garrett White / Collins

Armed robber Frank Ward, who was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on appeal for the shooting of publican Charlie Chawke during a robbery, has had an(...)

Cheering for Ireland: Charlie Chawke. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

So often the site of unseemly quarrels and heated feuds, Irish pubs again find themselves at the centre of trouble, although this time the bother d(...)

 Charlie  Chawke: said that last year his pub group, which employs 400 people, enjoyed a 10 per cent increase in revenues. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

One of the country’s best-known publicans said yesterday he can’t afford to retire and his Orchard Inn pub, (...)

A Wetherspoon employee serves a pint of beer at one of the company’s pubs in London. The chain is planning to move into the Irish market next year, according to chairman Tim Martin.  Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

When it emerged last week that British pub chains are eyeing up the Irish market, an anonymous Facebook petition was started to warn off the foreign i(...)