Lucinda Creighton said Andrew Sheehy made a donation to her campaign but she “didn’t really know him”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The brother of a Fine Gael donor recorded as giving €1,000 to Lucinda Creighton when she was contesting a Dáil seat for the party was appointed to the(...)

David Hall said he has met with “Lucinda and Stephen” separately about the formation of a new party. I don’t know what their intentions are as of yet. I don’t think they have made any definite decisions yet, but discussions are still ongoing”.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mortgage campaigner David Hall has confirmed he has held separate meetings with Independent TDs Lucinda Creighton and Stephen Donnelly about setting u(...)

Government ministers like to encourage the spirit of enterprise and to invoke the merits of self-employment. And they do so to promote a dynamic and c(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh

The National Asset Management Agency could deliver a profit of €500 million to the State when it winds down its operation in late 2017 or early 2018,(...)

‘Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is well aware that a tax on rezoned land profits, introduced after one of the biggest property crashes in global history, was not going to generate revenue in the short term’. Photograph: Getty Images

One of the most despicable aspects of the Celtic Tiger era was the enormous amount of money made from bad planning decisions, driven by the highly pol(...)

Lucinda Creighton: “I now use Facebook to share my blogs, my weekly column for the Daily Mail, press releases, Dáil speeches, constituency news and initiatives as well as photographs.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin South East (or Dublin Bay South) has seen some unusual forms of promotion by politicians over the years, including former Progressive Democrat (...)

Dublin South West Constituency Profile: The numbers, and everyone working in the constituency, says the Dublin South-West seat is Sinn Féin’s to lose,(...)

Former MEP Paul Murphy of the Anti-Austerity Alliance canvassing in Tallaght yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The water pressure is very strong in Tallaght at the moment. But it has nothing to do with the pipes. There are allegations of lies on the doorsteps a(...)

Lucinda Creighton: discussed joining the technical group yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The technical group of Independent TDs has written to Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton claiming it will be “practically impossible” to(...)

That theological construct, “mental reservation”, is alive and well in politics. When commitments are given, they are generally time-constrained. So, (...)