Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore descend a hill at the launch of Construction 2020 at Abbotstown, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Housing experts have expressed concern that plans for a help-to-buy scheme for first-time buyers could simply end up driving the price of housing upwa(...)

Former Fianna Fáil councillor Don Lydon sought and received a corrupt £3,000 payment from Frank Dunlop for supporting a motion to rezone land as industrial, according to the Planning tribunal report.

DON LYDONFormer Fianna Fáil councillor Don Lydon sought and received a corrupt £3,000 payment from Frank Dunlop for supporting a motion to rezone land(...)

Businessman Jim Kennedy will have to take legal action to collect a €12.86 million land compensation payment, sources have indicated

Businessman Jim Kennedy will have to take legal action to collect a €12.86 million land compensation payment after the planning tribunal found he wa(...)

“The shortcomings of our processes for investigating corruption are all too obvious today following the release of this chapter and last week’s collapse of the corruption trial because of the illness of former lobbyist Frank Dunlop.” Photograph: Collins Courts.

The publication yesterday of the “missing chapter” from the planning tribunal’s final report represents the final act of an inquiry that started 16 ye(...)

Willie O’Donnell, service attendant at Dublin Castle, wheels out the transcripts from the final day of the Mahon Tribunal at the castle in October 2008.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Given Ireland’s notoriously weak laws on white-collar crime, it was probably inevitable that the Director of Public Prosecutions would withdraw corrup(...)

Mr Dunlop said he was given the money by businessman James Kennedy in the basement of his amusement arcade “in the full knowledge” it would be used to pay county councillors.

Former government press secretary Frank Dunlop has told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court he paid £25,000 to eight Dublin councillors to secure the rezoni(...)

Businessman James Kennedy is charged with making corrupt payments to politicians at a number of locations in Dublin city. Photograph: Collins Courts

Five men have gone on trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on charges of giving or receiving corrupt payments in relation to the rezoning of land in(...)