Bertie Ahern arriving at the Mahon Tribunal in Dublin Castle on September 20th, 2007. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

The planning tribunal has withdrawn its second interim report so that some, though not all, of the corruption findings against former Fianna Fáil min(...)

Justice Alan Mahon: accused witnesses of submitting ‘grossly exaggerated’ legal bills. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Planning tribunal chairman Mr Justice Alan Mahon has accused witnesses of submitting “grossly exaggerated” legal bills, but says the cost of the inqui(...)

Department of the Environment in a statement said the description of the meetings of the Irish Water Consultative Group as ‘secret’ was ‘utter nonsense’.

Irish Water and the Department of the Environment have rejected a claim there was a secret deal to fill vacancies among the 4,300 staff at the new St(...)

 Gerry Finn director of the soon-to-be defunct Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The inclusion of Dublin into a new Midland and Eastern Regional Assembly will require a “balancing act” to avoid fears of favouritism over other coun(...)

The Seanad has passed all stages of the Water Services Bill. 2:35

The Water Services Bill has passed all stages in the Seanad, paving the way for its signature by President Michael D Higgins and the introduction of c(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: The larger-than-expected bailout for the Department of Health will mean the equivalent sum is carried forward into next year’s account, though Mr Varadkar insists it will have no impact on next year’s available funding. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The overall supplementary estimates required by Government Departments, including Health, for this year will be in excess of €1.1 billion.Minister fo(...)

Five Government Departments, including Health, have submitted supplementary budget requests for 2014 totalling more than €1 billion. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Four Government departments have submitted supplementary budget requests for 2014 totalling almost €500 million, in addition to the record €680 requir(...)

Minister of State Paudie Coffey and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly at the launch of the Social Housing Strategy 2020. Photograph: Eric Luke

The most important thing a society can do for its citizens is to provide them with housing, according to Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. At t(...)

The cross that was cut down from the top of Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry will be reinstated before Christmas

The cross that was cut down from the top of Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry will be reinstated before Christmas, after a unanimous vote to restore the cross(...)

Mary Heanue, Inis Turk; John Walsh, Bere Island; Simon Murray, Inis Boffin; Aisling Moran, Sherkin Island and Mairtin O’ Mealóid, Cape Clear met to discuss a move by two government departments to temporarily avert funding cuts for development offices. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

English-speaking island communities say they are “not one bit happy” with a move by two government departments to temporarily avert funding cuts for d(...)