Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton. Fine Gael’s executive council has added Mr Bruton to the party’s general election ticket for Dublin Bay North, after his failure to win a nomination at the selection convention. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael’s executive council has added Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton to the party’s general election ticket for Dublin Bay North af(...)

Independent TD Shane Ross has asked that the investment committee responsible for the €1.47 million wards of court fund appear before the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The committee responsible for almost €1.5 billion worth of funds held for the State’s 18,500 wards of court may be invited before the Public Accounts (...)

The battle for Leinster House: Some TDs are budgeting for two general elections in 2016.

Word reaches us that a crafty cohort of TDs are now budgeting for two general elections in 2016.Before we arrive at the iconic year, the rapidly-appro(...)

The life of Jack Harte, who has died aged 94, could be said to have typified much of not just Ireland’s, but Europe’s, experience in the twentieth cen(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton meets striking workers  on the picket line at Dunnes Stores in Henry Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

“Dunnes Stores, better politics beats them all’’ – a variation of the jingle in a one-time radio advertisement would have been appropriate in the Dáil(...)

Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan addresses the Green Party conference in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

In 2011, the two parties that had been in coalition for the previous three and a half years took a huge hiding. It was a disaster for Fianna Fáil. But(...)

Galway West TD Noel Grealish said he will not be joining any party or loose alliance of Independent TDs in the run-up to the general election.

Independent TD for Galway West, Noel Grealish, has confirmed he will not be joining fellow deputy Shane Ross’ s national alliance of Independents.His (...)

UCD academic Dr Julien Mercille who spoke at the Oireachtas banking inquiry

The Irish media has not changed in its tendency to cover the interests of the country’s elites, even in the midst of a recovering property market, th(...)

Julien Mercille, lecturer at UCD and author of The Political Economy and Media Coverage of the European Economic Crisis: the case of Ireland, told the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry journalists acted as ‘cheerleaders’.

Property porn in the media during the boom years helped push a social appetite for moving up the ladder, the Oireachtas banking inquiry has heard. Dub(...)

  Eddie Hobbs with Lucinda Creighton  at  the launch of Renua. The controversy over whether he will run as a candidate is not an issue for the party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Renua Ireland has said the controversy over whether Eddie Hobbs will run as a candidate is not an issue for the party.There has been criticism from c(...)