Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Cllr Catherine Ardagh at a press conference following the announcement of Election 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Labour Party Tánaiste Joan Burton has insisted her deputy leader, Alan Kelly, is an “obedient employee”. Ms Burton was questioned yesterday about an(...)

Joe Higgins did not contribute to the final banking inquiry report, producing a minority report instead.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy has clashed with his banking inquiry colleague Joe Higgins, accusing him of “bias” over his refusal to sign the committee’s(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly said he rarely saw the Tipperary TD Michael Lowry in either the Dáil or their shared constituency. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has again declined to rule out the possibility of relying on Independent TD Michael Lowry for support to form a(...)

Taoiseach expected to seek approval for the change, which will come into effect for the first sitting of the new Dáil after the forthcoming general election. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is planning to adopt a political reform agenda that will see the Ceann Comhairle in the next Dáil elected by secret ballot. The(...)

Catholic bishops have warned the Minister for Education that it is not her role to interfere with the ethos of faith schools.

Catholic bishops have warned the Minister for Education that it is not her role to interfere with the ethos of faith schools. The move follows a pled(...)

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(...)