Luke “Ming” Flanagan:  had a voting rate of 16 per cent.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Independent MEPs Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan and Brian Crowley have the worst voting record among Irish MEPs at the European Parliament, new figures show. Da(...)

Turning back the mileage is adding billions to the values of used cars across Europe.

Car clocking, or the practice of turning back the mileage on a car in order to sell it for a higher price, was made officially illegal earlier this ye(...)

John McNulty’s abrupt appointment caused a major political controversy and gave rise to charges of political cronyism against Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys

Department of Arts officials were asked two days before John McNulty was appointed to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma) which Stat(...)

Car “clocking” - altering the mileage recorded by second hand cars - is rife in Ireland, affecting up to 10 percent of second-hand car sales, the Euro(...)

Gerry Craughwell has  beaten John McNulty in the Seanad byelection 2:20

Victorious Seanad byelection candidate and former member of the British Army Gerard Craughwell has paid tribute to Sinn Féin TDs and Senators for supp(...)

Siptu vice-president Patricia King is expected to argue that Minister for Finance Michael Noonan should withdraw the reduction in VAT from 13.5 per cent to 9 per cent for the hospitality sector, “as the benefits have not been passed on to customers, employees or the exchequer”.

Ministers have urged employers in the hotel and restaurant sector to engage with unions as part of a reformed process for determining terms and condit(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar:  taking in view from Hawkins House penthouse, though he’s not planning to leave Dublin 15.

Important Health Notice. When is the last time you checked your credentials? It is vital to do this on a regular basis, looking out for warning signs (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  urged TDs and Senators to focus on the economy and to “move on” from recent events .   Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has moved to defuse the controversy within Fine Gael over Mr McNulty and the Seanad byelection by urging TDs and S(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny on his way to  the  launch of Dr TK Whitaker: A Portrait of a Patriot in Dublin last evening. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 2:24

The withdrawal of Fine Gael’s candidate John McNulty from the Seanad byelection campaign has raised new questions about Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s politi(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton who said today she was glad the Taoiseach had apologised over the McNulty affair. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has confirmed she had a “detailed” conversation with Taoiseach Enda Kenny about the fall-out from Fine Gael Seanad byelection can(...)