COP21: Ireland has the advantage of exploiting renewable energy and not producing fossil fuels. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

There are no jobs on a dead planet. David Begg, former general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions summarised things neatly when re(...)

The Royal Navy’s 16,000 ton Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard. File photograph: PA Wire

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has said he has no intention of withdrawing an offer to base the British nuclear deterrent Trident in Northern Ireland. The (...)

Former  minister Pat Carey: has “absolutely and unconditionally” denied “any impropriety” after sexual abuse allegations against a politician, adding  he did not know if  allegations related to him. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has appointed TD Billy Kelleher as the party’s director of elections for next year’s general election, following th(...)

Michael Noonan: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has written to the Minister for Finance suggesting a simple change to Nama legislation.  Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

There are two reasons usually given for not telling us about business dealings in Ireland. The first is “commercial sensitivity”. This is often referr(...)

Eamon Ryan: “Making public the history of [the qualifying] transactions would greatly improve public confidence in the approach that has been taken. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

What the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) paid for individual loans, and what it sold them for, should be made public after the organisation i(...)

A neo-fascist rally in Dortmund on May 1st. “Dortmund has a problem, something we don’t play down, but the whole country has a problem with the far-right – we’re just the tip of the iceberg.” Photograph: Markus Matzel

When Germans talk about the far-right and neo-Nazis, they usually mean eastern Germany. But eastern Germany doesn’t have a monopoly on far-right extre(...)

The latest Sunday Business Post Red C opinion poll shows support for Enda Kenny’s (top right) Fine Gael at 30%, Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin (bottom right) has seen support rise to 20%, Joan Burton (bottom left) has seen support for Labour fall, while Gerry Adams’s (top left) Sinn Féin is unchanged.

The impact of Budget 2016 appears to have given a boost to Fine Gael but the Labour Party has seen its support fall sharply since last month. Accordi(...)

Former  minister for transport Noel Dempsey (right) and minister for justice  Dermot Ahern speaking to reporters about the economic crisis in November 2010. Mr Dempsey said on Saturday he was not aware the country was preparing to enter a bailout at that time. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil minister Noel Dempsey said he is haunted by decisions taken by the Cabinet at the time of the economic collapse and believes Irelan(...)

Minister of Environment Alan Kelly: “While we won’t meet the 2020 targets we are in a trajectory or a line that is going in the right direction.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Environment Alan Kelly has said it is no secret that Ireland is not going to meet the EU greenhouse emissions targets for 2020. Mr Kelly (...)

Volkswagen Group UK managing director Paul Willis addressing the British government’s Transport Select Committee hearing

Questions remain over tax implications from the Volkswagen emissions scandal as the German car giant’s cheating software looks set to result in a new(...)