Excerpt from the ballot paper in the forthcoming Seanad byelection.

The ballot paper for the election to fill a vacancy on the Seanad’s Cultural and Educational Panel lists John McNulty as a board member of the Irish M(...)

There are proposals to refurbish K Club. Its value was written down by €16.2 million to €67 million in 2012.

Former developer Bernard McNamara is advising on plans to refurbish the K Club, the high end golf resort in Co Kildare owned by businessman Dr Mich(...)

Labour TD Joe Costello: “In the past, Ireland has been to the forefront in leading EU thinking on the Middle East.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government has been criticised by some of its own TDs for its decision to abstain in a United Nations vote calling for a commission of investig(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter. Mr Shatter said it was “nonsense” to suggest he had an animus towards the Bar Council but the council operated, he said, under the motto nolumus mutari or no change. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter launched a broadside against the Bar Council during debate on amendments to the Legal Services Bill. The Bil(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton: much of the six hours on Monday was taken up with general discussions, a form of familiarisation for both leaders

Tracking the progress of the negotiations between Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton this week has been a little like reading the text of W(...)

Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty has said the issue of who is given the jobs portfolio should be about policy and not personality. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty has said the issue of who is given the jobs portfolio should be about policy and not personality. Ms Doherty, who has been(...)

Clare Labour TD Michael McNamara said he will not  take instruction from some “unelected general secretary”.

A Labour backbencher has reacted angrily to Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton’s desire to appoint a political “big beast” to the position of (...)

Department of Justice secretary general Brian Purcell.

The judge chairing the inquiry into taped telephone calls at Garda stations should be asked if his work could be prejudiced by the Department of Justi(...)

Clare Labour TD Michael McNamara (40) has demanded an immediate alteration of the party frontbench age profile. “There has to be a change - not just rearranging the deck chairs - a fundamental change in generation of the leadership of the Labour Party and also its focus and directio.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The call for a “fundamental change in generation” of the Labour Party leadership has evaporated pretty quickly. Last week, one of the “gang of eight” (...)

Pierse Contracting, then employing 109 people, was wound up in November 2010 with a deficit of €212 million. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

Four former directors of Pierse Contracting, once Ireland’s third-largest building contractor, are men of honesty and integrity who believed they wer(...)