From 2002 to 2009, Donal Forde ran the AIB unit responsible for €17 billion of loans for land and property development in Ireland. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Donal Forde, the former head of AIB’s operation in Ireland, has conceded that his annual pay in the boom years was “silly” and “inordinate”, but it(...)

Frank Daly, despite the best efforts of Joe Higgins to have him agree that the banks were “reckless” in the run-up the collapse, said they “displayed an attitude to lending which wasn’t rigorous”.

Remember the famous iodine tablets sent to every household for use in a nuclear emergency?The Government may have to do something similar again. Becau(...)

Anti-water charge protesters march through Cork city centre on Saturday.

An estimated 1,200 anti-water charge campaigners in Cork have heard Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins call on the anti-water charge movement to run ca(...)

Dublin Fianna Fáil councillor David McGuinness has resigned from the party. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil councillor for Fingal David McGuinness has resigned from the party.David McGuinness, who contested the 2007 general election in Dublin Wes(...)

Backslapping is in vogue once more in the construction industry. Photograph: Reuters

Here’s a reliable measure of the veracity of reports that Ireland is in economic recovery: backslapping is in vogue once more in the construction indu(...)

Marie Hunt, head of research at CBRE Ireland, told the committee much of the development was in parts of the country that did not need it

Extensive land rezoning and a lack of a national planning strategy, as well as cheap bank debt and government tax incentive policy, all fuelled an eco(...)

Labour TD Pat Rabbitte accused the national broadcaster of being “lopsided”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former communications minister Pat Rabbitte did not mince his words when describing RTÉ as a “recruitment sergeant” for the far left and Sinn Féin on (...)

Paul Murphy: “Minister Kelly is swaggering around the place like Nelson from The Simpsons, threatening to rob people’s lunch money.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Shades of the Dublin South West byelection in the Dáil yesterday when Sinn Féin raced into what looked like an unassailable lead, only for the Anti Au(...)

Cameras are brandished by both sides as water charge protesters gather outside the Labour Party conference in Killarney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 0:49

The campaign against water charges has become the first popular protest in Ireland to make widespread use of social media – especially video channe(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: decision to axe Expressway routes ‘huge setback for citizens in rural Ireland’. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Mass movement was a popular theme on Tuesday. In the Dáil, Gerry Adams worried about the national bus system. Ruth Coppinger was outraged at the ja(...)