Ivor Callely is facing another jail term for breaking a court order forcing him to pay a debt. File photograph: Courts Collins

Former politician Ivor Callely is facing another term in jail for breaking a court order forcing him to pay a debt to an accountancy firm. The ex-Fia(...)

Ivor Callely  had pleaded guilty at Dublin  to four counts of using invoices believing them to be false instruments at Leinster House, Kildare Street. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

An ex-Fianna Fail politician and Minster of State who admitted fraudulently claiming €4,207.45 in expenses from the Oireachtas on forged mobile phone(...)

Sipo can initiate its own investigations into office holders, such as Ministers, if it receives complaints

Viewers of RTÉ’s investigation of political lobbying may be surprised to learn that the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo), the statutory bo(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen is due for a pension rise under the Public Interest Bill. Photograph: Eric Luke

Any argument for restoring up to €1,700 to the pension of former taoiseach Brian Cowen is “truly demented”, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald (...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen arrives at Leinster House in this file photograph.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has condemned as “disgraceful” the restoration of pensions to former taoisigh and ministers. She said up to (...)

In a volatile and fickle world even the largest party is not immune from car-crash elections – Fine Gael in 2002 and Fianna Fáil in 2007 bear testament to that. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Franklin D Roosevelt’s line that “the only thing we need to fear is fear itself” doesn’t wash too well with your average Dáil Deputy these days. (...)

Ivor Callely. Photograph: Courts Collins

Former TD and minister Ivor Callely will not have to return to prison following the State’s decision to allow him enhanced remission on the sentence h(...)

Ivor Callely. File Photograph: Courts Collins

The State must pay former politician Ivor Callely’s legal costs of his successful High Court challenge over the Minister for Justice’s refusal to gran(...)

Ivor Callely: prisoners’ 25 per cent remission does not have to be earned, despite often being referred to as “time off for good behaviour”. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

At the heart of Ivor Callely’s legal efforts to secure enhanced remission of a third of his jail term is the framing of the parameters around which t(...)

Ivor Callely leaving court yesterday after the High Court judgment. Photograph: Courts Collins

The High Court has quashed and referred back for reconsideration a decision by the Minister for Justice not to grant former politician Ivor Callely e(...)