IAG boss Willie Walsh: Labour’s Seanad leader Ivana Bacik said she had made her view clear that she did not agree with the sale of the Government’s stake in Aer Lingus to IAG. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Independent Senator Sean Barrett has warned the Government that it is selling the national airline “for a paltry sum” to a company that provides no s(...)

Catherine Murphy: said she was acting on the concerns of citizens and engaged in a search for answers

The Ceann Comhairle, Seán Barrett, is likely to refer Siteserv’s request to amend the Dáil record in relation to the company to the Oireachtas Commit(...)

Siteserv chief executive Sean Corkery: Politicians were asking the public to connect disparate issues concerning the Siteserv sale, Irish Water contracts and Mr O’Brien’s finances. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Siteserv has written to Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett asking for the record of the Dáil to be amended regarding statements made under parliamentary pri(...)

Una Davis her son Michael and his partner Georgina arrive at the funeral service of her husband  Derek Davis in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Grief has a way of making you feel very old and very young at the same time. So said Seán Davis at his father’s funeral in Dublin on Monday afternoon.(...)

FF’s Limerick  poll-topper Willie O’Dea waded in. “We are dealing with tomorrow before today.” Photograph: The Irish Times  3:30

It all began with a silly quip from a Taoiseach high on scones and jam. And then the situation escalated rapidly until chaos and confusion engulfed th(...)

Ciarán Lynch (left) and Pearse Doherty asking questions of Jean-Claude Trichet, former ECB president, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Jean-Claude Trichet, has rejected a claim the bank blackmailed Ireland into entering the Troika (...)

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls inaugurating the new French embassy with Tánaiste Joan Burton at Merrion Square in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The French prime minister, Manuel Valls, inaugurated the new French embassy on Merrion Square yesterday, saying: “Today, more than ever, France wan(...)

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness was ordered out of the Dáil chamber in a row over an inquiry linked to a fatal hit-and-run incident. Photograph: David Sleator

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness was ordered out of the Dáil chamber in a row over an inquiry linked to a fatal hit-and-run i(...)

Former editor of The Irish Times Geraldine Kennedy arriving at Government Buildings  for a hearing of the banking inquiry. Photograph: Bryan Meade 2:26

Six current and former executives from The Irish Times, Independent News & Media and RTÉ went before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry yesterday. The(...)

Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has claimed that the State is costing its citizens jobs by failing to teach them languages. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Republic cannot give its own citizens jobs because the State is failing at teaching languages, the Seanad has heard.Independent Senator Fidelma He(...)