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 (...)

File photograph of former Anglo Irish Bank executives David Drumm and Sean Fitzpatrick. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Anglo Irish Bank executives David Drumm, Sean Fitzpatrick, Willie McAteer and Pat Whelan have been directed to appear before the Oireachtas Ban(...)

‘Speaking in Malawi recently, President Michael D Higgins said that the legacy of Irish missionaries “continues today through the inspirational work of their successors here in Malawi and across the globe”.’ Above, President Higgins and   his wife Sabina arriving at the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on the first day of his   official visit to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa. Photograph:  Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography

This year marks the end of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs were visionary, with clear targets to improve lives threatened by dise(...)

Brisbane riverfront: vigorous local government and foreign investments have transformed Australia’s third-biggest metropolis with inspired architecture, sleek design and hip new hotels

The choice of Brisbane for November’s G20 summit shows just how far the Queensland capital has come from sleepy town to pulsing Asia-Pacific hub.Up to(...)

Brian Lenihan: correspondence with former Anglo Irish Bank chairman relates to late January 2009 and early February 2009. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The family of Seán Quinn is demanding access to three letters sent between former minister for finance Brian Lenihan and then chairman of Anglo Iri(...)

Mr Dermot Desmond: one of the best connected and respected financiers in Ireland.

A paper written by billionaire financier Dermot Desmond was circulated among senior Fianna Fáil politicians and bankers only three weeks after the ba(...)

Cleared: Seán FitzPatrick, who was acquitted of all charges. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Seán Quinn bounded towards Court 19, his small entourage of family and friends trailing behind him, passersby glancing as he passed. When he re(...)

Patarick Neary: In the witness box,    he was implicitly criticised by defence counsel for not taking notes of several key meetings. His recollections were also tested in cross-examination.   Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The trial provided intriguing, eye-opening insights into the role of the financial regulator, who emerged as a key behind-the-scenes player in (...)

David Drumm, former Anglo chief executive and Sean Fitzpatrick,  former chairman.

Part 1: September–December 2007 September 11th, 2007: Ardboyne HotelEarly aut(...)