Paul O’Connell,with  Kyran Baxter (4), left,  and Alex O’Doherty (4)  doing their bit for the  Limerick clean-up at Southill. Photograph: FusionShooters

Irish rugby captain Paul O’Connell and racing legend AP McCoy have rolled up their sleeves to take part in a massive clean-up operation in Limerick.Mo(...)

The inquiry heard almost €8bn worth of commercial investment property was sold in Ireland between 2004 and 2008

An acute shortage of office space and affordable accommodation in Dublin is posing a threat to foreign direct investment in Ireland, the Committee of (...)

Marie Hunt, head of research at CBRE Ireland, told the committee much of the development was in parts of the country that did not need it

Extensive land rezoning and a lack of a national planning strategy, as well as cheap bank debt and government tax incentive policy, all fuelled an eco(...)

Frank Prendergast TD (Labour) at the New Ireland Forum  in May 1983. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins was among those who attended the funeral in Limerick on Monday of former Labour TD Frank Prendergast. The 81-ye(...)

Fine Gael’s new Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan spoke in fewer Dáil and committee meetings than any other Minister, which he says could be explained by his frequent absences enforced by diplomatic trips abroad.Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Fine Gael and Labour TDs have the lowest activity rates – in terms of speaking time and written questions – in Dáil Éireann.The number of written ques(...)

“If our parliamentary party is anything to go by there’s more chance of Aer Lingus being renationalised than the Government selling its share,” said one Labour source. File photograph:  Artur Widak/PA Wire

The Coalition is hardening its stance against the sale of the State shareholding in Aer Lingus after Labour and Fine Gael TDs expressed concerns about(...)

Patrick Honohan said then minister for finance, Brian Lenihan (above), had wanted to nationalise Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide Building Society “there and then” and was against covering subordinated debt but was “overruled on the night” by a more senior politician. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It was showtime at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday. After a couple of quiet performances before Christmas involving Peter Nyberg and Rob(...)

 Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg arriving at the opening of the Banking Inquiry  at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

If the four hours of questioning of Finnish finance expert Peter Nyberg told us anything yesterday, it’s that the next three months of the so-called c(...)

The who’s who of the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Above, chairman of the committee Ciarán Lynch. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Ciarán Lynch - Chairman The former adult literacy organiser was first elected to the Dáil in 2007, when he took a seat from the Green Party’s D(...)

Ulster Bank CEO Jim Brown. Photograph: Frank Miller

It might have been the wet weather outside but yesterday’s proceedings at the Oireachtas finance committee were something of a damp squib compared wit(...)