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(...)

The former financial regulator, Patrick Neary, has said “sorry” for not taking sufficient measures to prevent the banking collapse in Ireland in late 2008. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times. 2:43

The former financial regulator has said he regretted that the regulatory system within which he was working had failed. Patrick Neary, who was chief e(...)

Children’s campaigners have called for a total prohibition on corporal punishment following a ruling by the Council of Europe that the lack of a clear(...)

Renua founder  Lucinda Creighton. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 3:30

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has criticised Taoiseach Enda Kenny after he said Independent TD Clare Daly had delivered a “rant” in the Dáil. “I real(...)

Senator Averil Power gets a hug after her resignation from the Fianna Fail aprty on the plinth outside Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she felt sympathetic towards former Fianna Fail Senator Averil Power and praised her “constructive” a(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said Irish parents have “moved away” from smacking children but stressed the State wants to be in full compliance with Europe’s leading human rights body.

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said Irish parents have “moved away” from smacking children but stressed the State wants to be in full com(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue said guarantees on Aer Lingus’s slots at Heathrow and jobs at the airline will remain in place even if International Consolidated Airlines Group is sold or taken over.

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue said guarantees on Aer Lingus’s slots at Heathrow and jobs at the airline will remain in place even if Internat(...)

 Senator Averil Power on the plinth outside Leinster House  yesterday after announcing her resignation from  Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

When the Fianna Fáil empire struck back against Senator Averil Power’s audacious departure from the party, it had to be extremely careful about the op(...)

The Labour Party website highlighting the search for a new party general secretary.

The Labour Party has advertised for a new general secretary. The move follows current general secretary David Leach’s recent announcement that he is r(...)