File photograph of Mr Ray Burke arriving at the Flood Tribunal in Dublin Castle in 2001. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Developer Michael Bailey has called for an independent investigation of the planning tribunal after it was forced to drop findings it made against hi(...)

George Redmond in 2012. The tribunal paid €419,000 in legal fees to the recently deceased former planning official. File photograph: Collins Courts

The planning tribunal has generated almost €23 million in third-party legal fees over the past decade, including €8 million in the last two years, new(...)

Minister for Children Dr James Reilly has become the latest high -profile member of the outgoing administration to lose his seat. Dr Reilly was elim(...)

Arrested by members of the Criminal Assets Bureau at Dublin Airport after flying in from the Isle of Man with a bag containing £300,000 in cash and bank drafts. Photograph: The Irish Times

I’ll never forget the time I saw George Redmond positively glowing. It was on a cold, wet day in the month of January during the grim 1980s, and he wa(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien was among the coffin-bearers, as the remains of PJ Mara, the former government press secretary, were removed to St Mary’s Church, Haddington Road in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

A Requiem Mass for Patrick Joseph (PJ) Mara, the former government press secretary and Fianna Fáil strategist, has taken place in Dublin. Former tao(...)

A file image from 2007 of then Fianna Fail director of elections PJ Mara at an election press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The  Irish Times

PJ Mara, who died on Friday, proved himself to be the one of the most effective campaign directors in Irish political history. He had a number of cha(...)

The Rossport five: Michael Ó Seighin, Brendan Philbin, Willie Corduff, Vincent McGrath and Philip McGrath leaving the Four Courts after being released from prison in 2005.

As gas is flared into the skies above north Mayo, it is worth reflecting on a project that has been one of modern Ireland’s greatest scandals, a stunn(...)

After a month of negotiations a new Fianna Fail-Labour government was formed on January 12th, 1993, 48 days after the election. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

In light of this week’s Irish Times poll it is worth remembering that a week is a long time in politics, and the weeks between an election an(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen is due for a pension rise under the Public Interest Bill. Photograph: Eric Luke

Any argument for restoring up to €1,700 to the pension of former taoiseach Brian Cowen is “truly demented”, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald (...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen arrives at Leinster House in this file photograph.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has condemned as “disgraceful” the restoration of pensions to former taoisigh and ministers. She said up to (...)