Dr Ambrose McLoughlin: taking up new role with Healthy Ireland. Photograph: David Sleator

Being fired or being let go are very rare occurrences in Irish public service: what usually happens is that alternative posts are found and all the te(...)

Senior figures in the Labour Party are making a determined push to put Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s name forward as Ireland’s next European commissioner – but FG sources believe the post will be filled from their party. Photograph: Frank Miller

Senior figures in the Labour Party are making a determined push to put Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s name forward as Ireland’s next European commissioner.W(...)

Over the past week the Labour Party has decided to recycle an old slogan and give it a new lease of life. Remember “Gilmore for Taoiseach”. Well the m(...)

Brian Cowen: On March 17th, 2008, the day of the St Patrick’s Day 
Massacre when Anglo’s share price fell by 20 per cent, Se
án FitzPatrick called him on his mobile in Malaysia. Photograph: Niall Carson/Bloomberg News

The Anglo trial answered many questions about the State’s handling of the Seán Quinn/ Anglo Irish Bank debacle, but not all of them. It reveal(...)

David Drumm, former Anglo chief executive and Sean Fitzpatrick,  former chairman.

Part 1: September–December 2007 September 11th, 2007: Ardboyne HotelEarly aut(...)

Kevin Cardiff at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday: said he would generally not like any individual having a large stake in a bank, “particularly not this individual, because he was a large borrower from the bank”. Photograph: Collins/Courts.

A former secretary general of the Department of Finance has said he was told shortly (...)

Kevin Cardiff feared Quinn’s position could make Anglo “a target for speculation”. Photograph: Frank Miller

In court number 19 in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday a plastic evidence bag containing a handwritten note in blue pen was passed t(...)

Ireland East MEP Nessa Childers has said she will contest next year’s European elections as an independent rather than Labour candidate. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Labour has lost two elected representatives from its ranks today with MEP Nessa Childers completing her exit from the party and a Meath county council(...)

David Drumm,  ex-chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank: ‘I don’t think he [Lenihan] gets it’. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm said he would “punch” then minister for finance Brian Lenihan in a bid to secure funding for the distress(...)

 Aoife Quinn, who yesterday sought to join the financial regulator and the Department of Finance to the family’s action against IBRC on disputed loans.  Photo: David Sleator/THE IRISH TIMES

An email from Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm under the subject “regulator squared” is among documents being relied on by Sean Quinn’s fa(...)