“If I have the opportunity on the next occasion to appoint a cabinet, it will be a 50:50 on merit, of men and women,” Taoiseach Enda Kenny told  political correspondents at Leinster House. Photograph:  Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged to have an equal number of women as men in cabinet if Fine Gael is returned to power after the next general electi(...)

Nine of the so-called ‘Hooded Men’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams TD has called on the Government to make a decision quickly on reopening a long-standing case involving alleged human rig(...)

Josephine Feehily, chairwoman   of the Revenue Commissioners, described as  “particularly clever” the Government’s move to encourage more women candidates in politics. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Many of the most senior legal and law-focused positions in the State are now held by women, following the appointment of the first female Garda Commi(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton: said gardaí had publicly stated that the matters were investigated. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Labour member of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee has called on the Revenue Commissioners to state publicly if allegations of tax evasion involvin(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton. Mr Kenny today said Mr Bruton’s department had not been in contact with  current Attorney General Maire Whelan about a report containing allegations of tax evasion by senior politicians and others since she was appointed in 2011.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has not been in contact with Attorney General Máire Whelan about a file containing allegations of ta(...)

Former minister for enterprise Mary Harney said in 2005 that she asked civil servant Gerry Ryan to end his inquiry into tax evasion in 2004 as it had been running for seven years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times. 2:39

1971: Ansbacher accounts were funds lodged in Ireland by the Cayman Islands bank, Ansbacher (Cayman) Ltd. They were at the core of an unauthori(...)

An undated picture  of Dhara Kivlehan and her husband Michael.

An expert witness has told the inquest into Dhara Kivlehan’s death that a delay in getting specialist renal and liver care for her was one of a number(...)

The hearing was moved to the Republic amid concerns that medics from Sligo could not be compelled north of the Border.

A coroner has bowed to pressure and offered to almost treble the number of witnesses for an inquest into the death of a woman who died days after givi(...)

The funeral of Mr Ronan Mac Lochlainn in Ballymun in 1998.

The Government is to consider establishing another commission of investigation into a justice controversy – the shooting dead by gardaí of a dissident(...)

Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill was born in Galway but his family came to Dublin when he was aged 11. He graduated from University College Dublin and the King’s Inns and was called to the Bar in 1975. He became a senior counsel in 1986 and a High Court judge in 1999. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Attorney General has led warm tributes to Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill on his retirement as a High Court judge. Máire Whelan, addressing the jud(...)