Ciarán Lynch:  said the committee’s initial responsibility would be to prepare a detailed proposal for the banking inquiry, including terms of reference

As the special Dáil committee inquiring into the banking crisis meets for the first time today, there are fresh doubts as to whether it will be able(...)

 Former Fianna Fáil Senator Ivor Callely  at Dublin Circuit Court earlier this month. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Supreme Court has heard final arguments in the appeal by a Seanad Committee against a decision upholding former Senator Ivor Callely’s challenge t(...)

Ivana Bacik (Labour) welcomed the announcement of the setting up of the inquiry

A number of Fianna Fáil Senators questioned the Government’s proposed Oireachtas banking inquiry. Paschal Mooney (FF) asked if it would be a political(...)

A prisoner under escort during the Civil War. At that time of great bitterness it could not have been foreseen that there would be a peaceful transfer of power after an election 10 years later. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

Earlier this year my father, Patrick O’Halloran, celebrated his 87th birthday. When he was born, on a Tipperary farm, Ireland had just come out of a v(...)

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, likes to use business metaphors but our Dáil operates on principles that no business could afford. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is fond of using business metaphors. “Ireland is open for business.” It is “the best small country in the world to do business in(...)

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, likes to use business metaphors but our Dáil operates on principles that no business could afford. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is fond of using business metaphors. “Ireland is open for business.” It is “the best small country in the world to do business in(...)

Miss Justice Elizabeth Dunne

The Government has changed the practice of delaying the establishment of a referendum commission until weeks before polling by setting up the body for(...)

The incident during which Minister for Justice Alan Shatter was stopped at a Garda checkpoint while driving only to depart within minutes without prov(...)