Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe has brought a legal challenge to guidelines concerning payment of legal costs and expenses for witnesses r(...)

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin and health spokesman Billy Kelleher (right) speak to the media before the start of th party’s ardfheis in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:31

The Government is lining up the inquiry into the Siteserv deal to ensure it has an outcome it wants, the Fianna Fáil leader has claimed.Micheál Marti(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Simon Harris insisted the Government was “not initiating this on the basis of any evidence of wrongdoing”. Photograph:   Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Government is insisting it did not establish a review into deals struck by the former Anglo Irish Bank because of “any evidence of wrongdoing”.(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has called for an independent inquiry by a “competent authority” into the controversial sale of construction services company Siteserv. Photograph: Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has called for an independent inquiry by a “competent authority” into the controversial sale of construction services company Sit(...)

Seán Guerin SC said he had communicated with Kevin Clarke, an official in the Department of Justice nominated by the then minister as a point of contact. Photograph: Collins

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter wrote to the Taoiseach and Ceann Comhairle urging that aspects of the Guerin report concerning his handling o(...)

In today’s terms, Dean Lyons  would be classified as having a moderate general learning disability

Dean Lyons, the man who first admitted the killings of Sylvia Sheils and Mary Callanan, was 23-years-old at the time of the murders.Born on April 20th(...)

Murder victim Sylvia Shiels.

March 7th, 1997: Mary Callanan (61) and Sylvia Sheils (60) found dead in sheltered accommodation at 1 Orchard Walk, Grangegorman, Dublin. June 16th, 1(...)

“The era of new taxes and charges is over,” says Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the  Fine Gael National Conference 2015 in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 3:54

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has appealed to the Irish electorate to vote Yes to same sex marriage to send a powerful signal about the nature of Irish society(...)

 Minister for the Environment and Labour Deputy Leader Alan Kelly: made his comments at the weekly meeting of the Labour parliamentary party. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 3:12

Minister for the Environment and Labour Party Deputy Leader Alan Kelly last night strongly criticised Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett at a private meetin(...)

The Labour Party has said that no disciplinary action will be taken against Wicklow TD Anne Ferris after she abstained in the Dáil vote last night on the establishment of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The Labour Party has said no disciplinary action will be taken against Wicklow TD Anne Ferris after she abstained in a Dáil vote on the establishmen(...)