At DCU for the Digital News Consumption Conference were: Dr David Levy , director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism; Michael O’Keeffe, chief executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland; Dr Jane Suiter, director of DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism and John Mulholland, editor of the ‘Observer’. Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells

Former tánaiste Michael McDowell was “chancing his arm” when he said new regulations on media holdings should allow existing arrangements to be challe(...)

Former tánaiste and ex-minister for justice Michael McDowell’s son Hugh has been hired as a parliamentary assistant to Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton.

Former tánaiste and ex-minister for justice Michael McDowell’s son Hugh has been hired as a parliamentary assistant to Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Cr(...)

Commissions of investigations came into being in 2004 when an Act of the same name passed through the Dáil. Photograph: Getty Images

Commissions of investigations came into being in 2004 when an Act of the same name passed through the Dáil. Then minister for justice Michael McDowel(...)

Below is a selection of quotes from Denis O’Brien’s comment piece in today’s Irish Times: Denis O’Brien on his relationship with Anglo Irish B(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

I woke up in Haiti on the morning of April 29th to a phone message saying that RTÉ had sent me a letter with questions regarding my confidential ba(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will remain silent for now on the unprecedented stand-off between the political system and the judiciary which has convulsed the (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton. Ms Burton has said that the constitutional protection for TDs and Senators in the Dáil is a cornerstone of democracy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Tánaiste and a senior Fine Gael Minister have defended the right of TDs’ Dáil speeches to be reported freely as the row over publishing comment(...)

‘We now also have the ridiculous situation in which Denis O’Brien’s spokesman uses the airwaves to condemn Deputy Murphy for “peddling lies” in the Dail but listeners are not told what her allegation is and are in no position to judge for themselves whether the spokesman’s strident condemnation is itself true or not.’ Above, Denis O’Brien. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The controversy about Deputy Catherine Murphy’s statements in the Dáil regarding Denis O’Brien’s banking arrangements with IBRC and its special liq(...)

Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen are each paid €80,810 annually. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil taoisigh Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen are receiving the highest State pensions for politicians, according to figures revealed in th(...)

Former taosiaech Bertie Ahern (left) and then minister for finance Brian Cowen pictured in 2008. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil taoisigh Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen are receiving the highest State pensions for politicians, according to figures revealed to th(...)