Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald , lays a wreath at the grave of Michael Collins, at the Collins Griffith Commemoration , at Glasnevin Cemetary. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fine Gael should recognise its roots lie in the values and philosophy of 1916 and should be proud of its association with the Easter Rising, rugby pun(...)

An echo from a grubby past

‘Low standards in high places”, was the accusation hurled by the late George Colley against his political rival Charlie Haughey. It had little effect.(...)

Mountjoy Prison reception wing: for the first 24 hours newcomers are housed in the relative comfort of B Base before going to permanent cells or another prison Photograph: David Sleator

Former minister of state Ivor Callely is due to be told this morning if he will stay in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, to begin his sentence, or if he wi(...)

 Former  junior minister of State Ivor Calley (centre) with members of his legal team outside Dublin Circuit Court yesterday.   Photograph: Collins Courts

Ivor Callely’s political life was long over before he was sentenced to five months in prison for submitting false expenses claims.Callely was never a (...)

Ivor Callely: A pathetic closing chapter for the man who dreamed ridiculously big, but behaved like a small-time political shyster. Photograph: David Sleator

Ivor Callely was convinced he would become taoiseach one day. Yesterday, he was sent to jail for fiddling his expenses.A pathetic closing chapter for (...)

Former junior minister Ivor Callely will be sentenced this morning for fraudulently claiming mobile expenses at Leinster House while he was a senator.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 1:54

Former Fianna Fáil junior minister Ivor Callely has been sentenced to five months in prison for fraudulently claiming mobile phone expenses during his(...)

 Former senator and minister of state Ivor Callely leaving the Dublin Circuit Court. Photograph: Eric Luke

A judge is to hear submissions from prosecution and defence lawyers on Monday on the appropriate sentencing of former Fianna Fáil minister of state I(...)

Former senator and minister of state Ivor Callely (centre) who pleaded guilty to fraudulently using an invoice to claim mobile phone expenses during his time in office, arriving at the Dublin Circuit Court for sentencing this morning.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Former junior minister Ivor Callely will be sentenced on Monday for fraudulently claiming mobile expenses at Leinster House while he was a senator.Cal(...)

Ivor Callely outside the Four Courts yesterday after hearing the judgment in the Supreme Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Some four years after it was disclosed Dublin-based Fianna Fáil senator Ivor Callely was claiming travel and overnight expenses from his holida(...)

Brenda Power: accused Travellers of continuing to “milk the State for all they’re worth”. Photograph: Collins Courts

A column in the Irish Daily Mail which claimed feuding wa(...)