Colombia Three member Jim Monaghan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A night of “celebration and remembrance” has been held for veteran Republican Jim Monaghan, one of the “Colombia Three”. Mary Lou McDonal(...)

Mr Justice Nial Fennelly. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two commissions of inquiry will have cost the State €7.6 million by the end of 2016, the Department of Public Expenditure has said. Secret(...)

Fine Gael TD John Deasy said the public had a right to know how much the commissions would cost before their establishment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Public Accounts Committee is to request the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform provide a detailed cost analysis before a commissio(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen is due for a pension rise under the Public Interest Bill. Photograph: Eric Luke

Any argument for restoring up to €1,700 to the pension of former taoiseach Brian Cowen is “truly demented”, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald (...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen arrives at Leinster House in this file photograph.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has condemned as “disgraceful” the restoration of pensions to former taoisigh and ministers. She said up to (...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan after agreement was reached at Stormont House yesterday. Photograph: Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Listeners to BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback programme were invited to suggest a name for yesterday’s Stormont House agreement. “Groundhog Day Deal,” was (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: she  said the Government was acutely conscious of the impact of debt on families.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Just one in five homeowners facing eviction turns up in court for repossession hearings, according to the Tánaiste. Joan Burton pleaded with borrower(...)

 Tánaiste Joan Burton says the Government was acutely conscious of the impact of debt on families across the State and was determined to see it was resolved.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton was accused of giving only “tea and sympathy” rather than solutions to families facing eviction. Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou(...)

Brendan Howlin: he acknowledged there was no provision in recently published financial emergency legislation to exempt Ministers and advisers from pay increases

TDs and Senators are not overpaid and should benefit from pay restoration in the same manner as other public servants, said the Minister for Public Ex(...)

Adams said ‘These people can (afford € 465) and they want to contribute.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has denied a fundraising dinner held in New York last week was “elitist”. The event cost € 465 each for guests and raised(...)