‘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(...)

Mark Nash (centre) is taken from the Bridewell Court in Dublin after he was charged in October 2009 in connection with the killings of Sylvia Shields and Mary Callinan in Grangegorman in 1997. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

For months after the mutilated remains of Mary Callanan (61), and Sylvia Sheils (60), were found in sheltered accommodation for psychiatric patients i(...)

Murder victim Sylvia Shiels.

March 7th, 1997: Mary Callanan (61) and Sylvia Sheils (60) found dead in sheltered accommodation at 1 Orchard Walk, Grangegorman, Dublin. June 16th, 1(...)

Retired Supreme Court justice Catherine McGuinness with community garda Kerrie Sullivan at Pearse Street station, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the force is examining the circumstances in which uniformed members were in a voter registration drive for (...)

Trainer  Ted Walsh is awaiting the judgment of the Turf Club’s Referrals Committee. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Trainer and RTÉ racing pundit Ted Walsh is awaiting the judgment of the Turf Club’s Referrals Committee into the reopened case of the running and rid(...)

A uniformed member and a retired judge were both photographed with an enlarged voter registration form outside Pearse Street Garda station. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances in which a member of the force participated in a photocall organised by the Yes Equality campaign. A unifor(...)

Retired Supreme Court justice  Catherine McGuinness with community garda Kerrie Sullivan at Pearse Street station, Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sharp/SHARPPIX

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances in which a member of the force participated in a photocall organised by the Yes Equality campaign. A unifor(...)

Trainer Ted Walsh takes a break from the Turf Club hearing at the Curragh into the running of Foxrock at Punchestown last December. Judgement has been reserved in the case. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA

The Turf Club has reserved judgement after a day-long hearing into the running of the Ted Walsh-trained Foxrock at Punchestown in December. The hearin(...)