Gerry Ryan says in the cover letter of his dossier that he was “asked to terminate my investigations” by Ms Harney in June 2004. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The civil servant who drafted the dossier that claims former politicians evaded tax was directed in 2004 by then tánaiste Mary Harney to provide his i(...)

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has been told there is no legal basis for it to examine the tax evasion claims made by a civil servant in the Depa(...)

Richard Bruton: defended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has rejected allegations that Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton was “part and parcel” of political obstruction over allegati(...)

In his speech in the Dáil today  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams hit out at the Government, accusing it of hypocrisy in dealing with the issue of sexual abuse. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times 4:33

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has accused the Government and Fianna Fáil of holding a five-hour debate on allegations of sexual abuse by republicans “o(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton today said a witness statement provided by an employee of his department who investigated tax evasion claims linked to senior politicians and others has been forwarded to the relevant authorities. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton is to meet the senior official in his department who has alleged tax evasion involving sen(...)

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.

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

Former minister for health Mary Harney: her adminisration drew up   the proposals to reduce future cost of the hepatitis C/HIV tribunal. Photograph: James Horan/Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar says he has no proposals to introduce legislation to restrict the powers of the hepatitis C and HIV compensation tri(...)

 Minister for Enterprise and Jobs Richard Bruton said at the weekend that “all allegations in this regard have been examined by the relevant authorities.” Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Politically the most explosive charge in the dossier outlining allegations of tax evasion against senior politicians is that a witness statement prepa(...)

On July 13th, 172,000 concert-goers filled two venues in London and Philadelphia, raising over £50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia
1985: The year that was...

Famine, the cold war and the threat of Aids cast long shadows over 1985, the year of the Live Aid concerts.On July 13th, 172,000 concert-goers filled (...)