From left: Finola Flanagan, full-time commissioner of the Law Reform Commission, Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus, Justice Mary Laffoy and Senator Ivana Bacik at the recent Student Legal Convention in UCD. Photograph:  Orla Murray/Ark Photography

In a first for any legal profession in the world, women Irish solicitors now outnumber men practising in Ireland. Figures for the end of 2014 show the(...)

Former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey has said speaking out publicly as a gay man might help other people of his age and generation .

Former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey has said speaking out publicly as a gay man might help other people of his age and generation .“There are lots o(...)

Aidan Gillen (left) plays late former taoiseach Charles Haughey (right) in RTÉ1’s ongoing drama, Charlie. Photographs: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times/RTÉ 2:11

The final episode of RTÉ1’s Charlie, exploring the wiles and ways of late former Fianna Fáil taoiseach Charles Haughey, screens on Sunday night, Ja(...)

Dr Pamela Byrne has been appointed chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and will take up office in March 2015. Photograph: FSAI

Dr Pamela Byrne has today been announced as the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI) new chief executive.Dr Byrne takes over the role from Prof A(...)

Ray MacSharry is one of five former politicians named in the Dáil by Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald as having been in a dossier of alleged offshore account holders. All five have rejected the claims.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil finance minister Ray MacSharry’s lawyers have written to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) seeking the so-called Ansbacher dossie(...)

Revenue chairwoman Josephine Feehily after giving evidence to the Committee of Public Accounts on Revenue’s Ansbacher inverstgations. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael TD John Deasy has accused Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald of using the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for political ends. H(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald defended her decision to name a number of individuals whose names appear in the whistleblower dossier handed to the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has called for a judicial inquiry into the allegations made against former senior political figures in a (...)

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The Garda fraud unit is investigating allegations that former government ministers had offshore accounts, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.“They wil(...)

Former Progressive Democrat and Fianna Fáil minister Des O’Malley has denied ever having had an Ansbacher account.  Photograph: Dave Meehan 2:39

Five former politicians named in the Dáil by Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald as having been in a dossier of alleged offshore account holders have reje(...)

Clockwise from top left: Des O’Malley (FF then PDs), Gerry Collins (FF), Richie Ryan (FG), Ray MacSharrry (FF) and Maire Geoghegan-Quinn (FF). An S Barret, a member of Fianna Fáil, was also listed by Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald. 2:39

Names in a dossier of former politicians who allegedly held offshore accounts have been read into the Dáil record by Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou (...)