Frank Flannery (left) with Bill O’Herlihy in a screen grab taken from their YouTube video

Former Fine Gael strategist and ex-Rehab chief executive Frank Flannery is to launch a new online politics show with his friend, sports broadcaster Bi(...)

Much has been made over the past fortnight of the absence of Phil Hogan and Frank Flannery (right) from the side of the Taoiseach as Fine Gael blundered its way into the biggest crisis of Enda Kenny’s leadership. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Much has been made over the past fortnight of the absence of Phil Hogan and Frank Flannery from the side of the Taoiseach as Fine Gael blundered its w(...)

Enda Kenny: two of his key election strategists have left his side in recent months. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has begun the preparations for Fine Gael’s general election campaign by choosing Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald as th(...)

Phil Hogan is, physically, what a sports coach would describe as a ‘big unit’. He stands nearly six and half feet tall and this has contributed to the(...)

 Angela Kerins, former  chief executive of Rehab:    She and Frank Flannery threatened legal action to prevent details of their remuneration being discussed at the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Rehab Group has appointed a new board in a move aimed at improving oversight and rebuilding its battered reputation following controversy over h(...)

Frank Flannery: While his description of the Fine Gael campaign as one of the worst he ever saw drew most attention, his critique of how the party operates in Government was of more long-term interest. Photograph: Eric Luke

There was a recent assumption among some in the Labour Party that, given the scale of its mauling in the local and European elections, it was the Coal(...)

Frank Flannery. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Senior Fine Gael advisers warned Taoiseach Enda Kenny, in a memo just months after the party took power, that it needed to “maintain a strong identit(...)

Irish Times columnist Noel Whelan and Frank Flannery   at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties.  Flanery warned that Fine Gael Ministers Ministers tend to be  captured by the civil service and become more and more detached from the public the longer they remain in office.  (North West Newspix)

The message emanating from the last Cabinet meeting before the summer break on Wednesday was clear: as far as the Coalition is concerned the era of(...)

Political self-analysis

The MacGill Summer School is in full swing with politicians, lobbyists and critics gathering to identify necessary reforms; settle personal scores and(...)

PAC chairman John McGuinness said it was ‘not uncommon for officials and the chairman to meet with witnesses and for the chairman to explain the context and the procedures’. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has reiterated his view that there was nothing unusual about his meeting with former Rehab chief executi(...)