Labour TD Michael McNamara is set to marry the grand-daughter of former president Patrick Hillery. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Labour TD is set to marry the grand-daughter of former president Patrick Hillery. The engagement of Clare backbencher Michael McNamara and fellow ba(...)

Anne Ferris said “I don’t know if there will be others with me” in defying the Labour whip. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Labour TD is expected to vote against the Government and support a bill calling for abortion to be allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities(...)

Anne Ferris: Wicklow TD said that Labour should allow its TDs a free vote and that the issue of constitutionality could be teased out at committee stage. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The |rish Times

There are indications that some 14 Labour TDs who co-signed a letter calling for abortion to be permitted in cases of fatal foetal abnormality will no(...)

The former headquarters of property developer Bernard McNamara at 1-3 Ormond Quay in Dublin 1

Nama is to sell the former headquarters of property developer Bernard McNamara at 1-3 Ormond Quay in Dublin 1. Robert Murphy of Murphy Mulhall is see(...)

An Iraqi Christian boy leans his head against a chair in a tent he shares with his family, after being forced along with many other Christians to flee their homes. Europe’s Catholic bishops have appealed to the UN security council to call on the international community to take action to protect Christian and other religious minorities in Iraq. Photograph: Ahmed Jalil/EPA

Europe’s Catholic bishops have appealed to the UN security council to call on the international community to take action to protect Christian and othe(...)

Labour TD Joe Costello: “In the past, Ireland has been to the forefront in leading EU thinking on the Middle East.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government has been criticised by some of its own TDs for its decision to abstain in a United Nations vote calling for a commission of investig(...)

Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty has said the issue of who is given the jobs portfolio should be about policy and not personality. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty has said the issue of who is given the jobs portfolio should be about policy and not personality. Ms Doherty, who has been(...)

Dublin City Council has not been able to raise capital funding to build houses since 2008, the year the public private partnership housing regeneration deals with developer Bernard McNamara (above) collapsed.

Dublin City Council wants to address the city’s housing shortage by resuming its partnership with property developers and providing social and private(...)

Clare Labour TD Michael McNamara said he will not  take instruction from some “unelected general secretary”.

A Labour backbencher has reacted angrily to Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton’s desire to appoint a political “big beast” to the position of (...)

Pierse Contracting, then employing 109 people, was wound up in November 2010 with a deficit of €212 million. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

Four former directors of Pierse Contracting, once Ireland’s third-largest building contractor, are men of honesty and integrity who believed they wer(...)