The former secretary general of the Department of Finance Kevin Cardiff has resumed his evidence to the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Wednesday.

Former general secretary of the Department of Finance Kevin Cardiff said he would have liked “more notice” from Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patri(...)

The Department of Finance’s chief economist John McCarthy has told the banking inquiry he could have counted the number of economists working in the Department’s economic division when the crisis hit on one hand. Image: Oireachtas screen grab.

The 2005 announcement of a review of tax incentives in the property market came after “the horse had bolted”, the Department of Finance’s chief econom(...)

Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939) who received the Nobel prize for literature in 1923. Photograph: George C Beresford/Getty Images

During one of the headline events of his birthday celebration in Sligo, WB Yeats’ granddaughter Caitriona briefly shared a stage with Mary Plunkett gr(...)

Former financial regulator Patrick Neary has told the Oireachtas banking inquiry he had “bought into a system of regulation that didn’t work” . In hi(...)

Patrick Neary, who was chief executive of the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority, told the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on Thursday afternoon that when he became aware of the promotional materials they were discontinued. Photograph: Getty Images.

The former financial regulator has said the production of golf balls featuring the logo of the financial regulator was a “mistake”. Patrick Neary, wh(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny presents US president Barack Obama with a  volume of WB Yeats’s poetry,  hand-printed by Mary Plunkett, in the White House in Washington, DC,  today.  Photograph: Dennis Brack/EPA

A grandniece of 1916 leader Joseph Mary Plunkett spent weeks toiling in her back garden shed on bespoke hand-printed volumes of WB Yeats poetry that (...)

A year-long celebration of the life and works of the poet WB Yeats gets underway this evening with a poetry reading in Sligo’s oldest bar.  Photograph: George Grantham Bain Collection/Library of Congress.

A year-long celebration of the life and works of the poet WB Yeats gets underway this evening with a poetry reading in Sligo’s oldest bar. Senator Sus(...)

Senator Susan O’Keeffe and Frances Fitzgerald, then Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, in 2013. The Senator  was part of a four person panel discussing whistleblowing at the Royal Irish Academy on Monday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The State will never be able to legislate entirely against liars and cheaters and the public will always be reliant on the role of whistleblowers, a d(...)

Senator Sean Barrett: called for a debate “on what is turning out to be a poll tax”

Water charges are turning into a “poll tax”, Independent Senator Sean D Barrett claimed, as he called for a debate on alternative ways to run Irish W(...)

With more than 3,200 cases a year, prostate cancer accounts for 21 per cent of diagnosed cancers in Irish men. However, the Irish National Cancer Control Programme said it agreed with the recommendation of the Lancet study against population-based screening. Photograph: Getty Images

Screening for prostate cancer could reduce deaths from the disease by about a fifth, according to a major European study published today in The Lance(...)