Emily O’Reilly has asked Mario Draghi for a ‘detailed account’ of the incident Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

European ombudsman Emily O Reilly has written to European Central Bank president Mario Draghi asking him to explain how a senior member of the Europea(...)

Michael Lowry, pictured leaving the Four Courts  after a High Court action. Photograph: Courts Collins

Independent TD Michael Lowry has secured permission to bring a High Court challenge aimed at preventing his trial before Dublin Circuit Court on alleg(...)

Independent TD Michael Lowry wrote the words “not bad looking” on a note referring to his former public relations adviser Valerie O’Reilly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

    Neither the content nor the tone of the lobbying note that Independent TD Michael Lowry passed to the Taoiseach will have sur(...)

“It is a load of nonsense and, frankly, more irritating than anything else,” says Independent TD Michael Lowry. Photograph: Brian Arthur/Press 22

Independent TD Michael Lowry has described as “political correctness gone mad” media reaction to his lobbying for the reappointment of public relatio(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly. Photograph: Alan Betson

Susan O’Reilly, the former wife of Sir Anthony O’Reilly, has died in London. Ms O’Reilly, née Cameron, married the Irish businessman in 1962. The pair(...)

Catherine O’Reilly

A search by the emergency services and family and friends of a Dublin woman missing for three days ended this morning with the discovery of her remain(...)

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly said the European Commission must be a role model for other institutions in how it deals with the issue of conflict of interest. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has said the European Commission must be a role model for other institutions in how it deals with the issue o(...)

John McCririck arriving at London Central Employment Tribunal in Holborn, central London where he is accusing Channel 4 and IMG of unfair dismissal. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Flamboyant racing pundit John McCririck was dumped from a high-profile role on Channel 4 because he was “alienating” and “very offensive”, an employme(...)

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly  pictured in her office this week as she published her final report before taking up the role of European Ombudsman at the European Parliment in Strasbourg.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has criticised the Government for using her office as “cover” for cutting funding schemes for vulnerable people.In an intervi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Sam Reddy and Rebecca Harte  at the Patrick MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Co Donegal last night. Photograph: Declan Doherty

“The republic that was created from the ashes of the rising was a perversion of the human rights ideals of 1916,” the outgoing Ombudsman and Inform(...)