The 9ft 9 inch mahogany clock went under the hammer  at the Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co Kildare

A grandfather clock that plays God Save the Queen when wound up, and that was withdrawn from loan to Leinster House, has sold at auction for €115,000.(...)

Talking about Nama, Tánaiste Joan Burton said: “We made a decision that politicians should be removed out of the process.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she would be “perfectly happy’’ to see Nama co-operating with the investigation in the North into the controversial sale(...)

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Diaspora is a term we have become familiar with in this country, indicating our historical experience with emigration. Its currency has been reinforce(...)

Property developer Johnny Ronan. File  photograph: Collins

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland (JRCI) has said it is greatly disquieted by the reference to Auschwitz at the end of property developer J(...)

Central Bank building in Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Central Bank was aware of a property bubble from early 2004, a former employee has claimed. In a written statement to the Oireachtas banking inqui(...)

Peter  Fitzpatrick, who is 61 and lives in Malahide, Co Dublin, was finance director of IL&P at the time of the financial crash in 2008. Photograph: Collins

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry has withdrawn its direction to former Irish Life & Permanent executive Peter Fitzpatrick to provide a written state(...)

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry whistleblower is considering legal action in connection with the findings of a review conducted recently into allegatio(...)

A whistleblower worked as part of the banking inquiry investigation team  and made a number of allegations about those working with the inquiry. File photograph: iStockPhoto/Getty Images

A report into allegations by a whistleblower working with the banking inquiry has recommended no further action be taken. Senior counsel Senan Allen w(...)

Enda Kenny: Backing for his Attorney General Máire Whelan comes after a public expression of confidence this week. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny expressed confidence in Attorney General Máire Whelan on Wednesday at the first Cabinet meeting after the summer break, following(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett: the legal team of the Houses of the Oireachtas had to ‘defend the CPP and its members’. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has criticised the potential cost to the State of legal proceedings being taken against a Dáil committee by businessman D(...)