Independent Trinity Senator Sean Barrett has been voted onto the banking inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government’s majority on the banking inquiry is in doubt after a Seanad committee voted to place two Opposition Senators on the long-awaited inves(...)

Cian Prendeville, of the Anti Austerity Alliance celebrates his election in Limerick. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

The remarkable thing about the local election results across the four Dublin authorities is the rise of the left and hard left as the Labour Party col(...)

Full list of candidates The local elections in Wicklow won’t lack for talking points on Friday. Charlie Keddy is continuing his practice of(...)

Ian Paisley jnr requested a meeting with the Taoiseach and Ministers to discuss his concerns. Photograph:  Paul Faith/PA Wire

Democratic Unionist Party MP Ian Paisley jnr lobbied the Government against its plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes, claiming it would m(...)

Eamon  Gilmore: ‘I support her candidacy . . . I stand with that candidate full square and will continue to do so right up until polling day.’

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Labour MEP Phil Prendergast had a “very frank discussion” last night over her call(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White

Details on events surrounding briefings given to Minister for Justice Alan Shatter on(...)

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar, who said last week he had confidence in Martin Callinan but that he was not above criticism. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:53

The resignation of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has taken the political system by shock. However, the Government has nobody to blame but (...)

Rehab said it had submitted the entire pay document to the committee, as it had been requested to do. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Rehab is insisting it has provided all information regarding a report used by the charity to set pay rates f(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn. The Department of Education said there was “no additional cost to the exchequer” as a result of the decision in relation to university fees paid by emigrants. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall

The representative body for the seven Irish universities has said moves to reduce fees for the children of Iri(...)

The Public Accounts Committee is discussing Rehab at its meeting today. The meeting is under the auspices of  chairman Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness (above).

The Public Accounts Committee has decided to refer allegations made by developer John Kelly against senior people involved with the Rehab chari(...)