A new mural by Irish artist Joe Caslin on the side of a building on Dublin’s South Great George’s Street. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire. 0:30

More than 15,000 people have signed a petition calling for a mural supporting same sex marriage not to be removed from the side of a Dublin building. (...)

Then taoiseach Brian Cowen had said that while Nama would acquire loans from the banks at a discount, the developers would still have to pay back the full amount. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Are some Irish developers getting taxpayer-funded bailouts as Nama starts offloading their loans? It certainly looks like it.Take Michael O’Flynn, the(...)

Even allowing for the putative €100 million profit made by Nama on selling Michael O’Flynn’s loans, there is still a potential deficit of €400-€500 million his overall account

And with one bound our hero is free! Could Michael O’Flynn be the first big property developer to successfully escape the clutches of the National Ass(...)