Former taoiseach Brian Cowen at Leinster House for his appearance before the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Interesting remarks by Charlie McCreevy and Brian Cowen this week at the Oireachtas banking inquiry about that infamous Fianna Fáil tent at the Galway(...)

Peter Fitzpatrick had suggested he could run for a different part amid rumours of Fine Gael putting an extra candidate forward in Louth. File photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A Fine Gael TD who said he was not standing for the party in the general election has changed his mind following a meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. (...)

“I have observed a palpable air of dissatisfaction with the lack of vision and leadership of Fianna Fáil”

Fianna Fáil has suffered another blow with the resignation of one of its most senior politicians on Cork County Council, current mayor of County Cork (...)

People taking part in a protest rally in Dublin on Saturday in support of a campaign for improved conditions of employment for workers at Dunnes Stores. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Dunnes Stores workers have promised to continue their campaign for improved conditions of employment and have called on the Government to introduce pl(...)

Micheál Martin:  ‘As a democratic society we have to wake up and understand that a free and diverse media is essential and it cannot be taken for granted.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

On May 6th Fine Gael and Labour TDs were instructed by the Government to vote down a Fianna Fáil motion calling for an independent commission to inves(...)

Deputy Catherine Murphy leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday in connection with the Denis O’Brien  case.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

So what now for Denis O’Brien’s unmentionables? Despite the best efforts of his lawyers, they’ve been flapping in the wind since last Thursday night w(...)

Anne Fennell, of Monastery Gate Green, Clondalkin is  accused of making nine obscene calls to Áras an Uachtaráin on dates in April, October and November of 2014. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A 57-year-old Dublin woman has been sent forward for trial accused of making a litany of obscene phone calls to Áras an Uachtaráin and the Dáil. Anne (...)

The Irish Times and RTÉ are to ask the High Court on Tuesday for confirmation that they can report on a Dáil speech by Catherine Murphy relating to Denis O’Brien’s banking arrangements.

A leading Fianna Fáil TD has criticised Taoiseach Enda Kenny for his “silence” on the controversy over the right to publish comments about businessman(...)

Mr O’Brien’s spokesman claimed on RTÉ Radio that the documents in TD Catherine Murphy’s possession contained “erroneous” figures and had been altered. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Controversy over the right to publish comments about Denis O’Brien’s banking arrangements made in the Dáil by Independent TD Catherine Murphy saw the (...)

‘We now also have the ridiculous situation in which Denis O’Brien’s spokesman uses the airwaves to condemn Deputy Murphy for “peddling lies” in the Dail but listeners are not told what her allegation is and are in no position to judge for themselves whether the spokesman’s strident condemnation is itself true or not.’ Above, Denis O’Brien. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The controversy about Deputy Catherine Murphy’s statements in the Dáil regarding Denis O’Brien’s banking arrangements with IBRC and its special liq(...)