Taoiseach Enda Kenny: sat on his own, shipping dog’s abuse from Micheál Martin and not much better from Gerry Adams during Leaders’ Questions. Photograph: Collins

Don’t hold back, Micheál, whatever you do. “You will say anything, Taoiseach, to get elected. You will say anything to cover up something. You will de(...)

Denis O’Brien: alleges dossier is part of a conspiracy to damage him. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Red Flag consulting firm being sued by Denis O’Brien has confirmed it had a client for a dossier of material relating to the businessman which he (...)

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(...)

Colm Keaveney:   The speech “was entirely composed by myself”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Colm Keaveney, the Fianna Fáil politician named in court by lawyers for Denis O’Brien who claim there is an unlawful conspiracy against the businessma(...)

Denis  O’Brien: claims PR firm Red Flag Consulting is involved in a conspiracy against him. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

A speech by Fianna Fáil TD Colm Keaveney that has emerged as the central focus of businessman Denis O’Brien’s legal action against a Dublin public (...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien. File  photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The computer memory stick at the centre of Denis O’Brien’s latest legal action contains some 80 files – including newspaper cuttings, Dáil and legal t(...)

Catalan premier Artur Mas casts his vote  in Barcelona on Sunday. Photograph: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Catalan nationalists celebrated last night as pro-independence parties won a regional election which was treated as a plebiscite on secession from Spa(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with Mary Fitzpatrick, who won automatic selection last week to be the sole candidate in her Dublin constituency, and Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil’s strict application of its gender quota rules has resulted in another two women gaining selection as general election candidates witho(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Michael Kitt said: “I wish to thank the people of Galway East for their immense support over the past 40 years.” File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TD Michael Kitt has confirmed his retirement from politics. The Leas-Cheann Comhairle said he would not be contesting the next general ele(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald. 	File  photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has accused Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Labour leader Joan Burton of being “irresponsible” and “cr(...)