A Prince fan carries her dog past a sea of purple balloons and flowers at a memorial wall outside the Paisley Park compound in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 23rd, 2016. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Prince’s sister is not “business savvy” enough to handle the rights to her brother’s vast music catalogue, his former manager has said, amid reports (...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the 2016 party ardfheis  in Dublin. Mr Adams has been the party’s leader for three decades now - and counting. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The queen reached a landmark birthday during the week when she turned 90. Here, we have our own equivalent of a very long, uninterrupted reign. It’s(...)

Sinn Fein deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks at the  party’s ardfheis at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has described Fianna Fáil as “Sinn Féin lite” and accused the party of “borrowing our policies”. Challengin(...)

The liquidators of Irish Bank Resolution Corp now have about €2.1bn of cash available for distribution to creditors.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Creditors to the failed lender Anglo Irish Bank are set to receive their first payment within months after its liquidators built up about €2.1 billio(...)

Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some people are influenced to take insurance cases to court because the awards seem like “a lottery” win, Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton has (...)

Sinn Féin has warned it will take legal action if TDs are not allowed to debate and vote on government regulations they oppose. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has warned the party will take legal action if TDs are not allowed to debate and vote on government regulations they oppose, including fishe(...)

Handout photo of Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin during an  RTÉ Prime Time debate.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are making preparations over the weekend for intensified discussion next week to resolve the crisis developing from the fail(...)

“Big business and wealthy people are paying less and less into the State coffers with the result that there is less to spend on public services,” said Independent TD Mick Wallace. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil has called on Frank Flannery to answer questions arising from the Panama Papers, following publication yesterday of details about the fin(...)

Micheál Martin spent the election campaign warning that a Fine Gael government would be unfair. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Right, so after all that, here’s where we are: Fianna Fáil thinks that Fine Gael should form a minority government. Never mind that Micheál Martin (...)

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty said the party should have sougt a recount of the vote in Donegal after Gary Doherty was eliminated. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has admitted the party mismanaged its vote in Donegal, and that they should have sought a full recount when Gary Doherty w(...)