Fine Gael party members Frances Fitzgerald, Leo Varadkar, Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is favourite to be appointed tánaiste by Enda Kenny if a Fine Gael-led minority government is put in place. M(...)

  Pat Deering: “It’ll be perceived, rightly or wrongly, as power at all costs and the re-election of Enda at all costs.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Suspending water charges could be seen as Fine Gael and Enda Kenny seeking to hold on to power “at all costs”, a party backbencher said last night. (...)

John Paul Phelan

John Paul Phelan (37) served as a member of the Oireachtas banking inquiry in the last Dáil. He grew up on a farm in Tullogher, Kilkenny, and first ca(...)

Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary Patricia King. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The vast bulk of members of the out-going Fine Gael parliamentary party have declined to back a charter drawn up by the trade union movement setting o(...)

The opening of a new consulate in Hong Kong in 2015 saw “rental allowance” costs soar there from €29,080 to €295,062. Photograph: Billy HC Kwok/Bloomberg

Spiralling rents in New York City have forced the Department of Foreign Affairs to increase by more than one-third the rent allowance it pays to its (...)

Sinn Féin  TD Pearse Doherty: Said  Oireachtas banking inquiry  report is a series of quotes from senior bankers, politicians and civil servants without any analysis or insight. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The final report of the banking inquiry is a disservice to the Irish people, one of the members of the committee has said. Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doher(...)

 Former chief executive of Irish Nationwide Building Society, Michael Fingleton,  arriving at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry in September 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Oireachtas banking inquiry’s final report will be issued on Wednesday - but for members it has been over a year and a half in the making. The 11 (...)

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has criticised Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty for not signing off on the final report of the banking inquiry.

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has criticised Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty for not signing off on the final report of the banking inquiry. Mr Doherty (...)

Late on Sunday night there were still three chapters causing “significant concerns”. Photograph: The Irish Times

The majority of Oireachtas banking inquiry members have agreed the final draft report, despite many admitting they are not happy with it. The committ(...)

Ajai Chopra, former deputy director of the IMF, leaving the Dáil after giving evidence at the banking inquiry. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Former International Monetary Fund official Ajai Chopra has said the European Central Bank’s refusal to impose losses on senior bondholders pushed Ire(...)