John O’Donoghue: his decision not to seek a Fianna Fáil nomination for the next general election clears the way for the  party to run two candidates. Photograph: David Sleator

Former ceann comhairle John O’Donoghue’s decision not to seek a Fianna Fáil nomination for the next general election has cleared the way for the party(...)

Gerry Adams, following the presidential address at last year’s Sinn Féin ardfheis, with (from left) Mary Lou McDonald, Liadh Ní Riada, Martina Anderson, Martin McGuinness,and Lynn Boylan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin has received more than €5 million in State funding and private donations since 2011 but also strengthens its operation through TDs and Senat(...)

Jackie Healy-Rae: a “committed and passionate public servant”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Cross-party tributes have been paid to former Kerry South Independent TD Jackie Healy-Rae, who has died aged 83.Mr Healy-Rae, who died in Kerry Genera(...)

The Citywest hotel complex in Dublin is to be sold as a going concern by the receiver for about €29 million to Brehon Capital Partners. Photograph: Frank Miller

The bank-appointed receiver to the sprawling Citywest hotel complex has reached an agreement to sell it as a going concern for about €29 million to B(...)

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza: the recently opened live music venue and hotel concept is a possibility for the Citywest convention centre

The epic saga that is the receivership of the Citywest complex in west Dublin has had more twists than a bag of snakes. Here is another: Hard Rock, th(...)

John O’Donoghue, who resigned as ceann comhairle in October 2009 and lost his Dáil seat two years later, has made no secret of his desire to secure a nomination to contest the next general election. Photograph: Frank Miller

Fianna Fáil has become privately dismissive of former ceann comhairle John O’Donoghue’s chances of securing a party nomination to contest the new K(...)

Johnny Healy-Rae had a surplus of 1,415 votes in South and West Kerry.

Nothing could dwarf the performance of Independent father and son duo Danny and Johnny Healy-Rae in Killarney and South and West Kerry. Danny at the s(...)

Full list of candidates Dynastic politics are a strong feature of the battle for seats on Kerry County Council.   The outcome will(...)

Brehon Capital Partners, the Swiss co-owner of the Marker hotel in Dublin and the Powerscourt hotel in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, is preparing an offer for part of the Citywest hotel complex built by the late developer Jim Mansfield.

Brehon Capital Partners, the Swiss co-owner of the Marker hotel in Dublin and the Powerscourt hotel in Ennisk(...)

 Citywest Hotel: receiver is suing a company over alleged failure to complete the purchase of the complex for some €28 million. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A receiver appointed over the Citywest hotel, conference centre and golf course development in Dublin is suing a company over alleged failure t(...)