‘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(...)

Cllr James Charity was being lined up to run in the Galway West constituency for Renua but will now revert to running as an Independent. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Renua Ireland has said it will rerun its selection convention for Galway West following the resignation of the party’s high-profile candidate in the c(...)

Labour has dismissed FG strategist Frank Flanney’s MacGill Summer School proposal of  a joint campaign for the general election. Photograph: The Irish Times

Labour Party TDs have expressed strong opposition to a suggestion by a Fine Gael strategist that both Coalition parties contest the election on a join(...)

Interior of the  Learjet 45 aircraft at Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

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(...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor won the Fine Gael selection convention in Dún Laoghaire: The party has now held 18 conventions and picked 11 female candidates. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fine Gael strategists believe the party will have an election edge over Fianna Fáil because of greater progress in the selection of women candidates t(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Bobby Aylward arrives triumphantly at the Dáil after his win in the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection, and Senator Averil Power announces her resignation from Fianna Fáil at Government Buildings. Photographs: Colin Keegan/Collins; Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two events over the course of the week have suggested Fianna Fáil’s renewal drive is beginning to lose steam: the election of a member of the old guar(...)

When Juno Hennessy-Quirke took her very first toddling steps at the Galway West referendum count centre, her civilly partnered parents couldn’t quite (...)

Minister of State with responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh, said he did a very, very weak Leaving Certificate in Irish: his writing skills were okay, but his spoken Irish was very poor. Photograph: The Irish Times 5:05

The Minister of State with responsibility for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh has achieved a “feabhas mór” (big improvement) in the standard of his Irish in (...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton became collateral damage in a row between the local organisation and party headquarters on Thursday over a gender quota directive. Photograph: The Irish Times

If the level of political embarrassment was colour-graded, Fine Gael would be scarlet after its shambolic convention in Dublin Bay North on Thursday n(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: “I don’t accept that there will be a culling of male TDs”

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he does not accept sitting male TDs will be “culled” to make way for women because of gender(...)