Taoiseach Enda Kenny. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny took his parliamentary party by surprise this week when he said Fine Gael might be willing to allow a free vote on repea(...)

Oireachtas Banking Inquiry: Reprt was not fit for purpose, according to many of the 11 committee members, who wanted to rip it up and start again.

“The real strength of the inquiry is its ability not just to look at one document in isolation but to draw together the different strands from various(...)

Senator Susan O’Keeffe, who along with Eoghan Murphy is leading a team to produce a new banking inquiry report. Photograph: James Flynn

Members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry may have to meet on Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Eve in efforts to salvage a final report.(...)

Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Conor McCabe/Jason Clarke Photography

David Drumm has led the Irish authorities a merry dance since moving to the United States in mid 2009, avoiding their attempts to question him in conn(...)

Legal advice for the banking inquiry has recommended the committee does not hear video evidence from David Drumm

Legal advice for the banking inquiry has recommended the committee does not hear video evidence from David Drumm. The committee’s legal team firmly r(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive  David Drumm: offered to give the Oireachtas banking inquiry evidence by video from the United States. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

A majority of members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry do not support David Drumm’s offer to provide video evidence to the committee from the Unit(...)

‘After the election the parties simply ignored their pre election commitments. The current Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett (above) was chosen by the then Taoiseach elect Enda Kenny and approved by the Dáil without any vote.’  Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

Each year, MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland asks a leading public figure to deliver a keynote address on the opening night in the form of(...)

Analysis of election spending for the last general election and subsequent byelections shows successful TDs spent an average of €18,746 campaigning. Image: Paul Scott

As our politicians gear up for the general election, many will be considering how much their campaigns will cost. Analysis of election spending(...)

 Nama chairman Frank Daly and chief exective Brendan McDonagh  arriving at the Public Accounts Committee in Leinster House, Dublin, in early July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There’s an old joke about the driver who gets lost in Kerry and pulls over to ask for directions. “If I were you, I wouldn’t start from here,” replies(...)

Sources said if the first €27,000 of income was exempted from the public-service pension levy, it would generate a boost in earnings for staff of about €800 per year. Photograph: Getty Images.

Unions are to seek a flat-rate pay increase for staff in the public service through changing the way the pension levy is applied. Sources said (...)