Minister of State Alex White arriving at party  meeting on Monday which was held  prior to the announcement of Eamon Gilmore’s resignation as  leader. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 2:38

Minister of State for Primary Care Alex White will have a battle on his hands when, as expected, he declares his intention to contest the Labour Party(...)

Eamon Gilmore speaking at a press conference in Iveagh House, Dublin, this afternoon, during which he announced his resignation as Labour Party leader: Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:58

Eamon Gilmore has announced his resignation as Labour leader in the wake of huge losses for his party at the local and European elections. Mr Gilmore,(...)

For Fine Gael, a Garda authority or board has never been on its agenda, and it would be likely to resist such a move, even if it was pressed by Labour. Photograph: Frank Miller

Labour Ministers are expected to support an initiative by party backbenchers calling for a separate Garda authority to oversee the 13,000-strong fo(...)

 John McGuinness: “The restaurant in London might be a better headline!”   Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

The Public Accounts Committee has been hogging the headlines lately with its work on the CRC, Rehab and Garda penalty points front. This(...)

  GSOC chairman Simon O’Brien  arriving at  Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There was evidence. But that evidence wasn’t definitive. They had suspicions. But couldn’t prove any offence. It was suspected th(...)

Independent TD Shane Ross said he was “delighted that the PAC finally saw sense and decided to allow the whistleblower in”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael and Labour members of the Public Accounts Committee have sharply criticised each other over the decision to allow a Garda whistleblower g(...)

 Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan arriving in Leinster House yesterday to attend the sitting of the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: David Sleator

Seven family members of gardaí had fixed charge notices cancelled, an internal investigation into the penalty points controversy discovered. However, (...)

Fine Gael TD John Deasy has warned against rashly calling organisations before the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Public Accounts Committee has been given a legal warning that it is in danger of straying outside of its remit in the way it is carrying out its (...)

It is no surprise that board members of a charitable organisation would think it appropriate to allocate €700,000 of charitable funds to fund the reti(...)

“Few TDs are perceived to be more holier-than-thou than Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the Labour Party TD for Dublin Bay North.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish psyche can be a hard thing to fathom at the best of times. A politician might be up to all kind of things but will only be utterly condemned(...)