A file image from February 2014 of the then minister for justice Alan Shatter (left) and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said on Friday that Taoiseach Enda Kenny “encouraged him to resign” from his position. Mr Shatter stepped do(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson said: “I welcome the fact that the conviction [of Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy] has taken place. I will resist any temptation to make reference to Al Capone and the style of his conviction. It is essential to say nobody is above the law and everyone is answerable to the courts.” File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

First Minister Peter Robinson has said the conviction of republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy for tax evasion was an “important judgment” and said his tria(...)

Thomas “Slab” Murphy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has defended Thomas “Slab” Murphy, the Co Louth man who was convicted this week on nine charges of tax evasion. In a sta(...)

Thomas “Slab” Murphy after appearing in court in  2007: Murphy was once described as “a good republican” by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy has been found guilty of tax evasion by the Special Criminal Court for failing to furnish tax returns for ne(...)

Sinn Féin spokesperson on finance Pearse Doherty. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tensions within the Oireachtas banking inquiry are growing as the deadline to complete its work nears. Members met yesterday to examine th(...)

 Thomas “Slab” Murphy, who  has pleaded not guilty to tax offences related to  the years 1996/97 to 2004, outside the Special Criminal Court, Dublin, November 3rd, 2015. Photograph: Collins Courts

A forensic accountant working with the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) conducted an objective analysis of documents found in a shed on the Border, the Sp(...)

Irish Water said their figures showed 55 per cent of its full customer base are now paying their bills.

Thousands of people are expected to apply for the €100 water conservation grant by midnight. The deadline was extended by two weeks on October 8th, a(...)

Figures obtained by TD Paul Murphy show that by May 18th last, about 30 per cent due bills had been paid. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Socialist TD Paul Murphy has published figures for the payment of Irish Water bills as of mid-May, which he says clearly show why the Government was r(...)

Socialist Party TD Paul Murphy has claimed in the Dáil that An Garda Síochána is targeting anti-water charge protesters. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

The day-to-day operations of An Garda Síochána are a matter for the Garda Commissioner, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. “The issuing of charges or su(...)

Joan Collins TD: Due in court in November. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

United Left Alliance TD Joan Collins has been summonsed to appear in court charged with alleged public order offences at an anti-water charge protest (...)