Businessman Galen Weston donated to the party. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Donors to Fianna Fáil’s US fundraising arm over almost two decades included well-known businessmen, monsignors, unions and companies including the US (...)

 Charles Haughey: “wanted to get in on the action”. Photograph: Colman Doyle

Fianna Fáil had a formidable (and, at times, notorious) fundraising operation since Taca was set up in the 1960s. Most of the funds it raised were in (...)

Fianna Fail raised $116,500 when Bertie Ahern was leader and taoiseach but the party’s US fundraising efforts petered out thereafter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Declared donations collected in the US by Fianna Fáil over the past three decades amount to a tenth of what Sinn Féin raised from donors in the US du(...)

Developer Bernard McNamara: reported to be in the running to redevelop Canada House in Dublin on behalf of its owner, Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Collins

McNamara back in the game The Sunday Times reports that Bernard McNamara, the developer who ran up debts of €2.7 billion at the height of the boom bef(...)

Luke “Ming” Flanagan at the count centre for the European elections in Castlebar, Co Mayo, yesterday. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

It was Mingdependence Day. Around lunchtime, he came up to the press gallery, the better to admire his “stash” piled behind the stage. Stash? “Ah yeah(...)

Declan Ganley : took to twitter to state his relief at landing safely at Newark Liberty International Airport. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Galway-based businessman and entrepreneur Declan Ganley tweeted his relief after a Shannon-bound aircraft he was travelling on was forced to tu(...)

Michael McDowell:  Ireland was about to enter into a three-month period of “inane debate” leading to “largely worthless” European Parliament elections: Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Former tánaiste Michael McDowell has warned that “elitist eurofederalists” are “firing up the boilers” for one more step towar(...)

Declan Ganley’s ability to pay the costs of the action meant the two companies did not need to put up money in advance, Mr Justice Seán Ryan ruled.

Businessman Denis O’Brien has been refused High Court orders directing two companies associated with businessman Declan Ganley to provide security for(...)

In closing arguments on behalf of businessman Denis O’Brien in the High Court, Darren Lehane said people would have had to be “living under a rock” not to realise that Mr O’Brien contested vigorously that he was in any way involved with corruption in the matter. Photograph: David Sleator

Allegations of corruption in the process resulting in the State’s second mobile phone licence being awarded to Esat Digifone are of such public import(...)

Michael Lowry: was minister for communications at the time the licence was awarded. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former minister for communications Michael Lowry may seek to be joined with the State as a defendant in the case in which Persona, the entity that cam(...)