Paul and Caroline Martin of Glasnevin: with the  rifle discovered in their home. Photograph: Sara Freund

A rook rifle, as the name suggests, was used for shooting rooks – regarded in the 19th century as pests and vermin – along with small game such as ra(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald. 	File  photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has accused Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Labour leader Joan Burton of being “irresponsible” and “cr(...)

Micheál Martin has renewed his call for a commission of inquiry into Nama’s Northern loan portfolio.

The Fianna Fáil leader has questioned The role of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan in the controversial sale by Nama of its Northern loan portfolio(...)

“I have observed a palpable air of dissatisfaction with the lack of vision and leadership of Fianna Fáil”

Fianna Fáil has suffered another blow with the resignation of one of its most senior politicians on Cork County Council, current mayor of County Cork (...)

JD Wetherspoon, which plans to open 30 bars across Ireland over the next five years, was founded in 1979. It operates more than 900 bars across Britain

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon is to create 120 new jobs with the opening of a new pub in Blanchardstown at the end of June. Recruitment group Alex(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said it was not for him to discuss any individual company’s business. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended his refusal to recall the Dáil last week to discuss the controversy surrounding the Irish Bank Resolution Corporati(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended his refusal to recall the Dáil last week to discuss the controversy surrounding the Irish Bank Resolution Corporatio(...)

Independent TD Catherine Murphy  outside the Department of Finance after meeting  Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  about the IBRC inquiry. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The commission of investigation into the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) is likely to assess the oversight of the Department of Finance on tr(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: said to have considered some of the Opposition suggestions to be reasonable. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will agree to changes to the terms of reference for the commission of investigation into the Irish Bank Resolution(...)

Senator Averil Power claimed Fianna Fáil failed to launch a sufficiently strong canvass in support of the same-sex marriage referendum, and was critical of the party leadership before resigning last month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is to reshuffle some Seanad portfolios in the wake of the resignation of Senator Averil Power from the party. Senato(...)