Seán Haughey and Deirdre Heney:  The former junior minister  lost the Dublin Bay North selection convention to Dublin city councillor Deirdre Heney. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A meeting of senior Fianna Fáil strategists next weekend is to begin finalising the party’s approach to candidates and tickets for the general electi(...)

Mary Lou McDonald of Sinn Féin: seeking ‘urgent response’ to claim made by Mike Aynsley. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The final report by the Oireachtas banking inquiry is facing a delay of up to six weeks and is unlikely to be completed until early 2016. The delay m(...)

In the correspondence, David Drumm had apologised to the people affected by the crash and to staff who worked with the bank. Photograph: Josh Reynolds for The Irish Times

The banking inquiry has agreed to accept the written statement of former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm. At a private session las(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has refused to return to Ireland to appear before the banking inquiry. File photograph: Josh Reynolds for The Irish Times

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has been advised it should not hear evidence from David Drumm because it would allow him to have an advantage over t(...)

 Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm. File photograph: The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm is expected to contradict evidence given to the banking inquiry by Brian Cowen about what was disc(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive  David Drumm: offered to give the Oireachtas banking inquiry evidence by video from the United States. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

A majority of members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry do not support David Drumm’s offer to provide video evidence to the committee from the Unit(...)

Senator Marc MacSharry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Sligo was to the fore on the political radar this week, what with the Cabinet decamping for a day to Lissadell House and Senator Marc MacSharry turnin(...)

Senator Marc MacSharry and Pat Rabbitte TD at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday

Senator Marc MacSharry of Fianna Fail questioned former Labour leader Pat Rabbitte at the banking inquiry: Senator MacSharry: Were you a recipient o(...)

Pat Rabbitte: Landed several blows that winded the windy Senator Marc Mac Sharry. Photograph: The Irish Times 7:23

A strange turn of events. Senator Marc Mac Sharry insisting he knows nothing. Everyone else convinced that he does. An unexpected departure from th(...)

 Enda Kenny at the Oireachtas banking inquiry: his party had ‘very different economic model’ from Fianna Fáil’s

Fine Gael was not as close to property developers as Fianna Fáil, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Mr Kenny was being (...)