Fergus O’Dowd

Hell hath no fury like a former minister scorned. And so it was that Fergus O’Dowd, a former junior minister in the Department of the Environment, too(...)

Proposals to privatise 10 per cent of Dublin bus routes are intended to bring “competitive tension” into the market, according to the Minister for Transport.

Proposals to privatise 10 per cent of Dublin bus routes are intended to bring “competitive tension” into the market, according to the Minister for Tra(...)

Minister of State for Sport Michael Ring said the new body would continue to promote, develop and co-ordinate sport in Ireland. Photograph: Frank Miller

Government policy to cull and amalgamate quangos continued in the Dáil yesterday with the introduction of legislation to create a new agency called S(...)

Thousands of rail passengers will have their travel plans disrupted again on Monday as staff at Iarnród Éireann engage in a second day of strike action 1:45

Thousands of rail passengers will have their travel plans disrupted again today as staff at Iarnród Éireann engage in a second day of strike action in(...)

Iarnród Éireann has said it will  run out of money by the middle of next year if its financial difficulties are  not addressed.

A union representing rail workers has blamed the Government and Irish Rail for a strike that will disrupt some 160,000 passengers. The planned nationa(...)

Paschal Donohoe said he does not want to see four days of rail strikes go ahead.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

The Minister for Transport and Sport and feels “very strongly” about the “targeting” of “iconic” sporting events by Irish Rail workers and about the n(...)

Owen Keegan of Dublin City arriving for a hearing with the Public Accounts Committee over the cancelled Garth /The Irish Times

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan has admitted he told Croke Park stadium director Peter McKenna last February he would be “supportive”(...)

 Timmy Dooley of Fianna Fáil: said the problem would be tracing the culprits. Photograph: Eric Luke

Legislation to criminalise the use of laser beams to dazzle pilots is expected to be passed in the Seanad this week.The State Airports (Shannon Group(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman Timmy Dooley said he had published a short Bill to bring about a constructive outcome to the Brooks debacle. Photograph: PA

The best way to resolve the controversy surrounding the Garth Brooks concerts was through discussion between the parties involved, Tánaiste Joan Burt(...)

Joan Burton takes her first Opposition Leaders’ Questions as Tánaiste

Meanwhile, the ship of State drifts along on the tides, lights ablaze and with loud country music blaring from somewhere inside. Is there anyone at th(...)