Seán Conlan: the Employment Appeals Tribunal found that he  and his fiancee, Sarah Comiskey,  were the cause of work stress of his former secretarial assistant, Cathy Shevlin.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The fiancee of Fine Gael TD Seán Conlan has failed to secure court orders removing references relating to her in a finding by the Employment Appeals (...)

 Enda Kenny arrives for a euro zone summit at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, July 7th, 2015. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The Government jet was sent to Mayo to collect Taoiseach Enda Kenny last month after a day spent meeting local Fine Gael councillors and opening a new(...)

A rally in support of Dunnes Stores workers earlier this year. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Trade unions want greater protection for workers. Employers want greater flexibility. But is there a middle ground which can provide both freedom and (...)

Former leader of the Labour Party Pat Rabbitte has confirmed  he will be stepping down from politics after 26 years.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Former Labour Party leader Pat Rabbitte will not contest the next general election. Mr Rabbitte confirmed on Monday night he will be stepping down fro(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she believes there should be “proportionate debt forgiveness” for homeowners who have fallen into mor(...)

 Labour TD Pat Rabbitte has said he resolved not to run in the next general election when he was demoted in the Cabinet reshuffle. However, he added he has changed his mind every week since.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An internal Labour poll shows Pat Rabbitte would be elected if he runs for the party again. The former minister for communications and former leader o(...)

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has called on the Greek political leaders to “ditch their aggressive, provocative language”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has called on the Greek political leaders to “ditch their aggressive, provocative language”. In a statement released before (...)

Medals awarded to Cork priest Fr (later Archdeacon) Tom Duggan, who had served as a chaplain in the British army during both World Wars, sell for €8,000

The major Dublin auction houses may have shut up shop for an extended summer break but salerooms around the State are still buzzing. At Sheppard’s in (...)

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(...)

Senator Feargal Quinn: said pubs need to be able to adjust to the competition provided by supermarkets. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Greg Mulholland, a UK Liberal Democrat MP and traditional pub industry campaigner, put on a frightfully good show on Tuesday when he addressed the Oir(...)