Joe Tiernan, seen in Finnstown, one of the estates he built: “Finnstown in Lucan is the one that I cherish the most . . . At the time it was probably the largest investment by a single individual without investors or partners.” PHOTOGRAPH: ERIC LUKE

In 2010 Joe Tiernan made a video for his family depicting his life and times. It tells the story of a builder who was born on June 29th 1945 and gr(...)

Conor Lehane clears Clare’s John Conlon out of the picture as Anthony Nash  makes his way up the field to take a penalty during last year’s drawn All-Ireland final.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Paul Flynn, the former Waterford All Star and during his career one of the deadliest free takers in hurling, summed up the drama of an Anthony Nash pe(...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan in action against Shane Fives of Waterford. Cadogan proved a thorn in Waterford’s side during the drawn encounter and scored four points from play. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

MUNSTER SHC QUATER-FINAL REPLAY Cork v Waterford Sunday, 3.30, Semple Stadium Live on RTE.ie It’s strange to think that in the wake of Wate(...)

 The remains of Thomas Gilmartin being carried for burial following the funeral Mass at St Michael’s Church, Urris, Co Donegal, yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

He was the man the men in charge could not bury. Yesterday, with love and pride, his family laid him to rest. For Tom Gilmartin had done the State som(...)

Solicitors representing John Caldwell stated in a letter to the tribunal dated January 31st, 2002, that Mr Caldwell “had now and did previously have what amounts in his opinion to an indirect beneficial interest” in the lands.

The ownership structure of 108 acres in Carrickmines was “complex and was designed at all material times s to conceal the ultimate personal beneficial(...)

“The shortcomings of our processes for investigating corruption are all too obvious today following the release of this chapter and last week’s collapse of the corruption trial because of the illness of former lobbyist Frank Dunlop.” Photograph: Collins Courts.

The publication yesterday of the “missing chapter” from the planning tribunal’s final report represents the final act of an inquiry that started 16 ye(...)

Willie O’Donnell, service attendant at Dublin Castle, wheels out the transcripts from the final day of the Mahon Tribunal at the castle in October 2008.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Given Ireland’s notoriously weak laws on white-collar crime, it was probably inevitable that the Director of Public Prosecutions would withdraw corrup(...)

Frank Dunlop told the court today that he met Owen O’Callaghan in 1991 and agreed a fee of IR£1.8 million for lobbying work to secure the Quarryvale rezoning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former lobbyist Frank Dunlop has claimed developer Owen O’Callaghan was not aware of bribes paid to councillors for rezoning land at Quarryvale, whic(...)

Frank Dunlop (65) agreed with Michael O’Higgins, SC, defending James Kennedy, that he had told “big lies about important matters” at the Flood tribunal in April 2000 but insisted he was now telling the truth to the jury. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Former political lobbyist Frank Dunlop agreed he told “big lies about important matters” when he gave evidence to a tribunal 13 years ago - but told t(...)