Businessman Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Leading members of the Government and Opposition have united in condemnation of businessman Denis O’Brien’s bid to sue the members of the Oireachtas (...)

In defence of privilege

When businessman Denis O’Brien took RTÉ to the High Court in June to injunct the broadcast of details of his relationship with State-owned Irish Bank (...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien: Believed to be taking issue with the CPP’s findings that Independent TD Catherine Murphy did not abuse Dáil privilege when making allegations about him in the chamber. Photograph: The Irish Times

Businessman Denis O’Brien has initiated legal proceedings against the Dáil’s Committee on Procedure and Privileges (CPP). Mr O’Brien has named every m(...)

Alan Dukes, former chairman of the IBRC. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The board and management of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) might have achieved a “better return” for the State had the institution been a(...)

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty has accused the Government of providing misinformation on the true nature of the Eurostat decision.

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty has said the detailed decision from Eurostat to the CSO on Irish Water shows the Government has been provid(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: said PTSB the bank had ‘essentially adopted a steamroller approach’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Permanent TSB has been accused of “despicable behaviour” over its treatment of almost 1,400 mortgage customers whose accounts it mismanaged with th(...)

Socialist TD Joe Higgins: “This will only further emphasise the need to abolish water charges.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Minister for Finance has insisted the Eurostat decision will have no impact on budgetary decisions or the cost of water charges. Michael Noonan (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: He said ruling by Eurostat that State funds spent on Irish Water must remain on the exchequer balance sheet would not impact on this year’s budget. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Eurostat has raised a number of concerns about Irish Water which include the Government’s considerable control of the utility company. In its assessm(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive  David Drumm: offered to give the Oireachtas banking inquiry evidence by video from the United States. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

A majority of members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry do not support David Drumm’s offer to provide video evidence to the committee from the Unit(...)

Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm who has declined to attend the banking inquiry in person. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has urged David Drumm to co-operate fully with the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Members of the inquiry will discuss next week whe(...)