Former secretary general of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell left post after Callinan controversy.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gone from his former post as secretary general of the Department of Justice since July of last year, Brian Purcell was moved to the new position as he(...)

Clockwise from top left: Martin Fraser, Enda Kenny, Brian Purcell, Martin Callinan, Alan Shatter and Máire Whelan.

Enda Kenny Mr Kenny has been a Fine Gael TD for Mayo since 1975 and Taoiseach since 2011. He has said he first became aware of the issue of the tapin(...)

‘Pay interest on the money swishing in and out? Go away, child. Dream on.’  Photograph: Getty Images

Another week, another banking scandal. On Tuesday, Permanent TSB said sorry to the customers it had cheated. The bank had led people into paying highe(...)

As much as 66 per cent of all transactions occur in just 300 of the country’s 1,140 post offices

Post offices could survive and thrive if they were to diversify into other areas such as providing financial services and collecting local authority p(...)

Carmel Monaghan, of Clanmoyle Road, Donnycarney, Dublin leaving the Four Courts after a Circuit Civil Court hearing. Photograph: Courts Collins

An unemployed Dublin mother, who referred to a train ticket inspector as a “fat bastard” when he enquired about her allegedly defaced free travel pass(...)

Anti-water-charge protesters demonstrating in Dublin on Saturday. There was one arrest during more than 20 protests against water charges aroundthe country. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Just over half of the households expected to pay bills to Irish Water have registered their details with the new utility. The latest figures fr(...)

Minister for Environment Alan Kelly today announced the new and revised water charges package

So, what’s the damage?The Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly has just announced that households made up of two adults or more will have to pay €(...)

Edward McDonagh pleaded guilty to 15 sample charges of property. Photograph: Frank Miller
/The Irish Times

A Dublin father of six who used two false names to steal over €44,000 through social welfare fraud has been remanded on bail pending sentence.Edward M(...)

Brian Purcell:  asked to be moved from his post in the Department of Justice to another part of the public service following the findings of an independent review group set up by the Government earlier this year. Photograph: Frank Miller.

Brian Purcell, the former secretary general of the Department of Justice, is to be to be moved by the Government to a new position as head of complia(...)

Brian Purcell:  squeezed from office because of the disastrous handling of the allegations. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The now departed secretary general of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell is one of the most experienced senior civil servants in the State.He ha(...)