‘I had always assumed only Fine Gael politicians bought their suits in Brown Thomas.’  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

I had a lot on my mind walking down Grafton Street on Wednesday. I was on my way to the Irish Times office to take part in a political podcast discuss(...)

Donogh O’Malley: “I believe that it is essential for a government from time to time to propound bold new policies which both catch the imagination of the people and respond to some widespread if not clearly formulated demand on their part”. Photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times.

In January Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys announced an €8 million project to improve facilities at the National Archi(...)

Dublin-born forward Eamon Zayed has played internationally for Libya. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Having spent time in Iran and Malaysia, there is something surprisingly mainstream about the news that former Derry City, Drogheda United and Shamroc(...)

Ray MacSharry is one of five former politicians named in the Dáil by Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald as having been in a dossier of alleged offshore account holders. All five have rejected the claims.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil finance minister Ray MacSharry’s lawyers have written to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) seeking the so-called Ansbacher dossie(...)

Revenue chairwoman Josephine Feehily after giving evidence to the Committee of Public Accounts on Revenue’s Ansbacher inverstgations. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael TD John Deasy has accused Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald of using the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for political ends. H(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald defended her decision to name a number of individuals whose names appear in the whistleblower dossier handed to the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has called for a judicial inquiry into the allegations made against former senior political figures in a (...)

Gerard Collins. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gerard CollinsGerard Collins won a Dáil seat in Limerick West for Fianna Fáil after the death of his father, a TD, in 1967, and went on to become a lo(...)

The Garda fraud unit is investigating allegations that former government ministers had offshore accounts, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.“They wil(...)

Sinn Féin appears to have taken an entirely inconsistent approach in how it deals with allegations from whistleblowers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

So far this year, a number of whistleblowers have stepped into the public domain and made substantial allegations which have forced their way onto the(...)

Former Progressive Democrat and Fianna Fáil minister Des O’Malley has denied ever having had an Ansbacher account.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Five former politicians named in the Dáil by Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald as having been in a dossier of alleged offshore account holders have reje(...)