Lucinda Creighton: “Fine Gael has become Fianna Fáil, full stop. I don’t see any difference.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

The optics are not ideal. The new party, determined not to be defined as the popish one, is sandwiched between a talk about thanksgiving letters to(...)

Senator Marc MacSharry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Sligo was to the fore on the political radar this week, what with the Cabinet decamping for a day to Lissadell House and Senator Marc MacSharry turnin(...)

Pat Rabbitte: Landed several blows that winded the windy Senator Marc Mac Sharry. Photograph: The Irish Times 7:23

A strange turn of events. Senator Marc Mac Sharry insisting he knows nothing. Everyone else convinced that he does. An unexpected departure from th(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton appearing before the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said the Irish economy from 2002 - 2007 was like an athlete on steroids. (Live blog here). In a submission to the Oireachtas(...)

ABP chief executive Paul Finnerty said the economic benefits of the redevelopment, particularly during construction, have been delivered during a difficult period for the local labour market.

ABP Food Group has completed the €50 million redevelopment of its facilities in Cahir, Co Tipperary. The redevelopment, which was officially opened to(...)

Enda Kenny speaking before the Oireachtas banking inquiry, July 23rd, 2015

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Fianna Fáil-led governments caused the “lion’s share of the damage” to the Irish economy. (Live blog here) Mr Kenny appe(...)

Chairman of the Low Pay Commission Donal de Buitléir, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Taoiseach Enda Kenny during the official launch of the commission’s report on the national minimum wage at Seán O’Casey Community Centre, East Wall, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Employers may introduce a “slight adjustment” in the hours they give to workers as a result of the 50 cent increase in the minimum wage, the chairman (...)

Apple’s logo outside its Irish campus. The company’s tax arrangementsin Ireland are the subject of an EU investigation. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Until a few months ago, the medieval town of Athenry in County Galway owed its fame mainly to a song. Irish rugby and football fans often burst into (...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton: Competitive Start Fund is targeting internationally focused companies. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government is investing €500,000 in efforts to persuade entrepreneurs outside Ireland to set up their businesses here. The Competitive Start Fund (...)

The PSNI is launching a “criminal inquiry” into the allegations by Mick Wallace that a Northern Ireland politician or party may have been in line to benefit by up to £7 million as a result of a major Nama sale.

The PSNI has confirmed that it is launching a “criminal inquiry” into the allegations by independent TD Mick Wallace that a Northern Ireland politicia(...)