Anthony Craig (66) served 28 years in prison before escaping to Ireland, while Michael Anthony Balmer (62) served 27 years in prison before coming to Ireland following his release on licence. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Two convicted murderers have lost their appeals against a High Court judgment ordering their extradition to the UK to complete life sentences they beg(...)

Deloitte Ireland carried out audits of Ulster Bank with “due care and diligence”, but responsibility for maintaining the stability of the banking sect(...)

 Minster of Finance Michael Noonan

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan told the Dáil he was prepared to introduce legislation giving the Central Bank control of variable mortgage inter(...)

Michael Noonan in the Dáil. File image.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he is prepared to introduce legislation giving the Central Bank control of variable mortgage interest rat(...)

The family of the late Brian Lenihan has strongly criticised Jean Claude Trichet for comments he made about the former Minister for Finance. Mary O’Rourke (above) said she believed Mr Lenihan’s version of events over that of the former European Central Bank President.

The family of the late Brian Lenihan has strongly criticised Jean Claude Trichet for comments he made about the former Minister for Finance.Mary O’Rou(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael  McGrath said: “I fully appreciate the pain that the Universal Social Charge represents for working families and the toll it takes on pay packets.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil will eliminate the Universal Social Charge if it returns to power, the party’s ardfheis has agreed.The party said it will be the policy of(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan says the garda involved in Yes campaign photocall ‘acted in good faith’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Groups campaigning for a No vote in the same-sex marriage referendum have called on Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to make a comprehensive st(...)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: gave graphic account of events at Castledermot.

Court repossession orders are being enforced in a manner more like Mugabe’s Zimbabwe than Kenny’s Ireland, the Dáil has heard.Fianna Fáil’s Seán Ó Fea(...)

Retired Supreme Court justice Catherine McGuinness with community garda Kerrie Sullivan at Pearse Street station, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the force is examining the circumstances in which uniformed members were in a voter registration drive for (...)

Mattie McGrath: said he was not making a blanket criticism of judges, but  “I am saying there are serious question marks over some business in the financial courts”.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Legislation reforming and updating judicial appointments procedures will be published later this year, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has sa(...)