Fine Gael TD for Wexford, Michael D’arcy.

Michael D’Arcy is in the unusual position for a new Fine Gael TD of having made a comeback to the Dáil in a difficult election, having lost his seat i(...)

Labour’s Brendan Howlin, Fianna Fáil’s James Browne and Independent Mick Wallace (above) took the first, second and third seats respectively in Wexford. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A bright blue spot appeared on the electoral map for Fine Gael on Monday in Wexford. After an exhausting count, Michael D’Arcy and Paul Kehoe joined(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael Ardfheis at Citywest Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael founded the State and saved it following the bailout and economic crash, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has claimed. Mr Varadkar was addr(...)

The clerk of the finance committee wrote to Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan requesting investigation of ‘all banks that had tracker products to establish if customers were overcharged’. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Oireachtas finance committee has asked the Central Bank to investigate all Irish banks to determine if they have overcharged customers or incorrec(...)

Labour TD for Dublin Mid-West Robert Dowds who has decided not to contest the next general election.

Labour TD for Dublin Mid-West Robert Dowds has confirmed he will not contest the general election. In a surprise move, Mr Dowds said he would step dow(...)

Ruairí Quinn, who along with fellow former Labour leaders Pat Rabbitte and Eamon Gilmore, will not contest the next election. Photograph: Frank Miller

One hundred TDs and Senators – or close to half the Oireachtas – are not expected to return to Leinster House after the general election, with €14 mil(...)

Labour’s  Willie Penrose has championed  the plan which has been backed by the parliamentary party.

The Cabinet has given approval to Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to refer a proposal to cut the bankruptcy term from three years to one to an(...)

The proposals from the Department of Finance included a recommendation that appeals should only be made to the High Court, and that appeals to the Circuit Court would no longer be allowed. Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Controversial proposals by the Department of Finance to make tax appeal hearings open to the public for the first time have met strong resistance from(...)

Shire acting chief financial officer Jeff Poulton said the company had obtained advice that the break fee should not be taxable in Ireland. Photograph: The Irish Times

Drug giant Shire is facing a potential tax bill of up to €480 million as Irish Revenue officials examine the fallout from a collapsed takeover of the (...)

Leona the loggerhead turtle. She has been transmitting her position via her GPS tag since her release on Gran Canaria last Thursday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The 15-year-old storm-tossed turtle that was flown from Ireland to warmer waters last week is currently swimming east. While there was some apprehensi(...)