Harry McGee and Gerry Hanlon on the walk at the Ridge of Capard in the Slieve Blooms. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Poor Laois. For many tourists it’s just a name on a blurry sign as they zip through on the M7, M8 and M9 motorways to destinations where there is t(...)

Lucinda Creighton launched Renua’s policy on public procurement at the Dáil yesterday. Photograph: Sara Freund

Renua has published a policy on public procurement that calls for less centralisation, more social awareness and more use of technology. Presenting th(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

US president Barack Obama’s new policy on emissions announced this week promises an “all-out climate push”. But as the incumbent US president has disc(...)

Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton has called on the Oireachtas banking inquiry to be reconvened immediately to deal with the evidence of the former chief executive of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC). Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton has called for the Oireachtas banking inquiry to be reconvened immediately to deal with the evidence of the for(...)

Michael Lowry: TD spent most of his allowance on PR and consultancy in the second half  of 2014. Photograph: Courts Collins

Independent TD for Tipperary Michael Lowry spent most of his parliamentary leaders’ allowance in the second half of 2014 on PR and consultancy fees,(...)

Judge Patrick McCartan outside Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

Judge Patrick McCartan (62) was best known in the earlier part of his career as a left-wing politician and as principal of a prominent criminal law pr(...)

Brian Ó Domhnaill: investigation on hold for three years after he launched a legal challenge. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Standards in Public Office Commission investigation into alleged duplication of expenses claims by Fianna Fáil senator Brian Ó Domhnaill may resum(...)

During the Mahon tribunal in 2008, Gráinne Carruth admitted sterling amounts had been lodged to accounts associated with then taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The husband of Bertie Ahern’s former secretary has said he and his wife bought St Luke’s in Drumcondra because they were looking for a bigger family h(...)

Joseph Curtin of the IIEA pictured speaking at the Leadership From in Climate Smart Agriculture held in the RDS on Thursday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ireland needs to develop its agricultural sector to be climate smart but also economically rewarding to farmers and to food producers, a new group has(...)

 Gerard Craughwell:  third senatorial call in as many years for summer meeting.  Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

An Independent Senator has started a campaign to have the Seanad recalled during the summer break for the third year in a row. Gerard Craughwell want(...)