Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the launch of his party’s election advertising campaign which has been described as a negative effort. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Negative campaigning is not a new phenomenon in Irish politics. Three decades ago Fianna Fáil launched a billboard campaign against the ruling coalit(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly is to publish the report this week. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A lack of transparency, poor record-keeping and some irregularities in the planning process were evident in a number of county councils, a report for(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly who said he plans to publish  a report into planning practises in six local authorities, commissioned more than two years ago. Photograph: The Irish Times

A report on planning practises in six local authorities, commissioned more than two years ago, will be published next week, Minister for the Environme(...)

The two lots for sale at The Park in Carrickmines: Savills says this is one of the few Dublin locations with room for more retail warehousing, along with a supermarket and cinema and leisure facilities

A large parcel of land designated for the third and final phase of the highly successful shopping and business facility known as The Park in Carrickm(...)

Minister of Environment Alan Kelly: “While we won’t meet the 2020 targets we are in a trajectory or a line that is going in the right direction.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Environment Alan Kelly has said it is no secret that Ireland is not going to meet the EU greenhouse emissions targets for 2020. Mr Kelly (...)

Fintan Drury will tell the committee Anglo’s board acted appropriately when it learned of the large stake Seán Quinn had built in the institution up to 2008. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The board of Anglo Irish Bank told the financial regulator about Seán Quinn’s large shareholding in the institution as soon as it became aware of it, (...)

Ethna Tinney, former independent non-executive director at EBS arriving at the banking inquiry. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Ethna Tinney. How did that woman get on to the board of a major financial institution? What were the lads thinking? Wouldn’t you think the banking hot(...)

Former Green Party leader John Gormley at the Banking inquiry on Wednesday.

Former leader of the Green Party John Gormley has told the Oireachtas banking inquiry that the State’s bank guarantee was the “least-worst option” ava(...)

Former tanáiste Mary Harney said the government should have asked harder questions and dug deeper than it did in the lead up to the banking crash. Screengrab: Oireachtas

Former tánaiste Mary Harney has admitted the government should have asked harder questions and dug deeper than it did in the lead up to the crash. Ms (...)

Former finance director at EBS Alan Merriman

EBS Building Society was fighting for its survival as far back as 2005, according to its former finance director Alan Merriman. He told the Oireachta(...)