Senator Hildegarde Naughton (above) has a “strong public image” but “poor knowledge of the political landscape”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Fine Gael could be damaged in Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s Mayo constituency because of “real concerns over perceived lack of Government delivery”, accordi(...)

Philip Smith and his legal team arrived at the Employment Appeals Tribunal earlier this month. Photograph: Dave Meehan

They say there’s no smoke without fire and so it proved yesterday at the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT), where Philip Smith’s constructive dismissa(...)

Philip Smith, former chief executive of RSA Ireland, arriving at the Employment Appeals Tribunal. The tribunal heard that Mr Smith rang the chairman of the company’s Irish board on the day the terms of an internal financial inquiry were being framed. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Former RSA Ireland chief executive Philip Smith rang the chairman of the insurer’s Irish board and asked: “Can you do your best for me?” on the day th(...)

Philip Smith said he had been made the “fall guy” by RSA when certain issues emerged at the Irish business in October 2013. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A senior RSA executive who jointly conducted an investigation into financial issues at its Irish insurance subsidiary late 2013 has denied claims by (...)

Former RSA Insurance Ireland chief executive Philip Smith is taking a case against his former employer

Former RSA Insurance Ireland chief executive Philip Smith has denied claims made at the Employment Appeals Tribunal that a culture of fear existed at (...)

Philip Smith leaving the offices of the Employment Appeals Tribunal on the first day of his case against Royal Sun Alliance (RSA).Photograph: Dave Meehan

Former RSA Insurance Ireland chief executive Philip Smith has told the Employment Appeals Tribunal that he was subjected to a “character assassination(...)

Philip Smith: former chief executive of RSA painted a picture of a successful Irish business that had its presses raided in the boom years by its parent company in the UK. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Such was the heat in a packed room hearing Philip Smith’s constructive dismissal case against British insurer RSA, that the staff at the Employment A(...)

Former RSA Insurance Ireland chief executive Philip Smith has told the Employment Appeals Tribunal that more than €250 million of reserves at the Irish business was used to support the results of its UK-based parent company between 2007 and 2011. Photo: Bloomberg

Former RSA Insurance Ireland chief executive Philip Smith has told the Employment Appeals Tribunal that more than €250 million of reserves at the Iris(...)

Philip Smith, former chief executive  of RSA’s Irish operations: will argue he was the fall guy for the problems at RSA Ireland

British insurer RSA is set to be fined up to €5 million by the Central Bank in relation to financial irregularities that emerged at the business in(...)

Charlie Flanagan: Government  ‘strongly committed to  protection of domestic workers’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The former United Arab Emirates ambassador who was accused of treating three of his domestic staff like “slaves” has paid them compensation for their(...)