Lucinda Creighton. Photograph: David Sleator

Former Fine Gael minister of state for European affairs Lucinda Creighton has said Ireland’s next EU commissioner should not be a Cabinet Minister. T(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: “The Bill is effectively saying that the new  independent Garda authority will have no role in the most senior Garda appointments.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Legislation to reform how top-ranking Garda appointments are made has been rejected by the Minister for Justice, who said it ignored the forthcoming (...)

Independent TD Shane Ross claimed Fine Gael appointed as judges “those who have served the party well over the years” - in the same way the party’s predecessors in government did. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

This Government is no different from the previous administration in using political patronage for the appointment of judges, the Dáil has heard.Indepe(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly told the Public Accounts Committee that nobody in the agency was currently in receipt of a bonus but that a payment, perhaps deferred until the agency completed its work, was something that might need to be considered to incentivise staff to stay on.

The National Asset Management Agency intends to ask Minister for Finance Michael Noonan about the possibility of offering “retention payments” to staf(...)

Some 90 per cent of the €6.8 billion in State money could end up being invested exclusively in Dublin, says Waterford TD  John Deasy. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

Fine Gael backbencher John Deasy has accused the Government of ignoring regional development.He said the distribution of investment across the State (...)

Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Finance Pearse Doherty is one of seven TDs confirmed to be on the committee of inquiry to investigate certain matters in the banking crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

The public is entitled to a full account of the banking crisis, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. “Hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs(...)

reland has had too many examples of boom followed by bust not to invest time and resources into learning lessons from it, according to Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ireland has had too many examples of boom followed by bust not to invest time and resources into learning lessons from it, according to Tánaiste Eamon(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today the recording of calls to and from  Garda stations could have implications for tribunals as well as court cases. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the issue of calls to and from Garda stations being recorded may have implications for tribunals as well as court(...)

 TDs took legal advice on the allegations, which Public Accounts Committee committee chairman John McGuinness said “could potentially involve criminal wrongdoing”.

Rehab says it will do “everything in its power” to ensure allegations made by a developer against people involved with the charity are dealt wi(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe is to be interviewed as part of the investigation into his claims of malpractice within the gardaí. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe is to be interviewed by the senior counsel appointed by the Government to investigate his claims of mal(...)