Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin. A Fianna Fáil spokesman said all of its fundraising for 2014 came under the €1,500 limit, above which donations must be publicly declared.

Fianna Fáil was the only major political party not to receive a donation last year above the €1,500 threshold which requires such contributions to be (...)

‘Former Labour TD, Róisín Shortall (above), had been talking to left-wing Independent Catherine Murphy, Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly and same-sex marriage campaigner Senator Katherine Zappone.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Speculation about another alliance of Independent TDs is the latest manifestation of the pre-election fever now sweeping through the ranks of these wh(...)

Former financial regulator Patrick Neary has told the Oireachtas banking inquiry he had “bought into a system of regulation that didn’t work” . In hi(...)

Former Central Bank governor John Hurley appearing at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday.

The European Central Bank (ECB) told the Republic it must stand with its failing banks, the banking inquiry heard.Former Central Bank governor John Hu(...)

The EBS  company headquarters in Dublin. The banking inquiry has heard that the company did not consult its auditors on its move into commercial and development property lending. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Educational Building Society (EBS) auditors were not consulted about the financial institution’s move into commercial and development property lendin(...)

Socialist Party TDs Ruth Coppinger and Paul Murphy, who said: ‘The No posters say don’t be silenced. But if you look at the reality of who is silenced it’s large numbers of LGBT people right through society.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

In a “final push” for a Yes vote in Friday’s same-sex marriage referendum, the Anti-Austerity Alliance has stressed the urgency of voter turnout. At (...)

 Richie Boucher wrote a letter of support to planners for Seán Dunne’s over-ambitious Knightsbridge-style plan for Ballsbridge.

The appearances this week at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry of current Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher and former Ulster Bank chief exe(...)

“Kelly has robbed the hard left of the possibility of more publicity by removing the threat of jail, while also blunting their charge of oppressive State machinery being out to get the anti-water charges movement.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

After weeks of to-ing and fro-ing, Alan Kelly’s water compliance measures finally go to Cabinet today. The main friction seemed to be between t(...)

Does Brian Cowen merit him being grilled for up to 20 hours when the executives who actually led the banks and almost bankrupted the State have only been required to spend about four hours each in the witness box?

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry resumes today with Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher appearing in the morning followed after lunch by Corm(...)

Ciarán Lynch (left) and Pearse Doherty asking questions of Jean-Claude Trichet, former ECB president, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Jean-Claude Trichet, has rejected a claim the bank blackmailed Ireland into entering the Troika (...)