Lucinda Creighton took to the plinth  to demand that the Government publish the advice it was given by the Attorney General, Máire Whelan, on the setting-up of the IBRC commission. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Every Easter weekend, the teachers’ unions go off for a few days to some hotel or other, looking for notice. And they get it, too: acres of space in (...)

Former junior minister John Perry has outlined why he should he included on the Fine Gael general election ticket. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former junior minister John Perry received a round of applause at a meeting of Fine Gael TDs and Senators after he outlined why he should he included (...)

 John Perry:  failed to secure a place on the Fine Gael  ticket for Sligo-Leitrim after the executive council issued a directive to select one candidate from each county. Photograph: James Connolly/PicSell8

Former minister of State John Perry is attempting to have his failure to secure a place on a Fine Gael general election ticket debated at a meeting o(...)

Taiseach Enda Kenny and the Fine Gael party received pleas from TD John Perry who lost at the selection convention for Sligo-Leitrim last weekend, to add him to the ticket. Photograph: Eric Luke

In a row with Fine Gael over the registration of delegates for a selection convention, TD John Perry used the example of a Dublin GAA star who had a s(...)

Former Fine Gael TD John Perry with Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Mr Perry  lost out at the selection convention for Sligo-North Leitrim in a close contest over weekend. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A former Fine Gael TD seeking to return to the Dáil in the constituency where party deputy John Perry lost a selection convention said he can unde(...)

 Fine Gael  leader Enda Kenny  with former minister of state John Perry. File Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the Fine Gael hierarchy will “reflect” before deciding whether it should add former junior minister John Perry to a g(...)

Eddie Walsh and Constance Cassidy at Lissadell House.

The owners of Lissadell House have described as a “singular honour” the Government’s decision to hold a Cabinet meeting at the historic estate next we(...)

John McCartin and Seán Quinn enjoy a drink as Quinn returns to his old headquarters. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The passions created by the collapse of the Quinn Group along the Border have not subsided, if some of the online discussion on the issue is a pointer(...)

John McCartin and Seán Quinn enjoying  a drink when Mr Quinn returned to his HQ. Mr McCartin is a non-executive director of Quinn Industrial Holdings. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The Fine Gael councillor who played a key role in getting parts of the former Quinn Group back under local control has been asked by his party if he w(...)

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton greet Michael Ring  as he joins fellow ministers of State on the steps of Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke.

“Mickeys missing!” shouted Enda, trying to be helpful.We scanned the ranks of the newly promoted Ministers of State arrayed on the steps in front of G(...)