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The Garda fraud unit is investigating allegations that former government ministers had offshore accounts, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.“They wil(...)

Clockwise from top left: Des O’Malley (FF then PDs), Gerry Collins (FF), Richie Ryan (FG), Ray MacSharrry (FF) and Maire Geoghegan-Quinn (FF). An S Barret, a member of Fianna Fáil, was also listed by Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald. 2:39

Names in a dossier of former politicians who allegedly held offshore accounts have been read into the Dáil record by Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou (...)

Irish Parliamentary Party  leader John Redmond.

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has suggested that John Redmond was a “man of violence” who sent thousands of his fellow Irishmen to their deaths in t(...)

 John Bruton: “Sinn Féin and the IRA should have used the Home Rule Act as a peaceful stepping stone to dominion status and full independence.”

The Easter Rising and subsequent War of Independence were “completely unnecessary” because Home Rule was already on the statute books, former taoiseac(...)

File image of former taoiseach and Fine Gael leader  John Bruton TD, speaking at a Young Fine Gael event in Galway.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach John Bruton has predicted that Ireland could have another 10 years of austerity. Mr Bruton said the Irish people themselves had passe(...)

Human rights and trade

That trade promotion and an ethical foreign policy are uneasy bedfellows has been clearly apparent during the Taoiseach’s visits this week to Saudi Ar(...)

Referendum on Seanad set to take place in October. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin has called for the abolition of Seanad Éireann saying the upper house in its current form is “an affront to democracy” that runs against eve(...)

Internet company Yahoo! is to create 200 new jobs over the next 12 months. The company will announce its expansion plans later today to more th(...)