IFA general secretary Pat Smith, book editor Matt Dempsey, Ray MacSharry and IFA president Eddie Downey at the book launch. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Former EU commissioner Ray MacSharry has challenged Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald to come “out on the street” and repeat allegations she m(...)

Lissadell House in Sligo: the council has already paid its own legal bill of €2 million but has been directed by the Supreme Court to pay 75 per cent of the owners’ costs, estimated at between €6 million to €8 million

Sligo County Council has unanimously passed a motion calling on the Government to pay its share of the legal costs of the owners of Lissadell House i(...)

Mary Lou McDonald alleged last December a number of prominent individuals had links to Ansbacher offshore accounts following information released by a whistleblower. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald does not intend to retract her Ansbacher comments which were found to be an abuse of Dáil privilege.She alle(...)

Comments made by Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald about alleged Ansbacher account holders in the Dáil last December were found to be “in the nature of being defamatory” and “an abuse of privilege”. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald abused her Dáil privilege by naming a number people with alleged links to Ansbacher offshore accounts last y(...)

Gerard Collins. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gerard CollinsGerard Collins won a Dáil seat in Limerick West for Fianna Fáil after the death of his father, a TD, in 1967, and went on to become a lo(...)

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.

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 (...)

Ciarán Lynch:  said the committee’s initial responsibility would be to prepare a detailed proposal for the banking inquiry, including terms of reference

As the special Dáil committee inquiring into the banking crisis meets for the first time today, there are fresh doubts as to whether it will be able(...)

Fianna Fail spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has said the argument over which politicians should be represented on the banking inquiry should end and the long-awaited investigation should proceed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has accused the Government of trying to control the banking inquiry “lock, stock and barrel”.He said the(...)

Marc MacSharry: “It would do a great service in increasing the usefulness of the Oireachtas and would help to connect people with Europe, which we have never achieved.”

Marc MacSharry (FF) called for greater scrutiny of EU directives and regulations.He said that last year there were 53 Acts of the Oireachtas and 590 (...)