Twelve appointments were made to the board of Irish Water in 2013 by its parent company Bord Gáis Éireann but these were approved in advance by then ministers Phil Hogan and Pat Rabbitte. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Existing directors of Irish Water and its parent company Ervia, formerly known as Bord Gáis, are likely to have to reapply for their positions when(...)

John McNulty’s abrupt appointment caused a major political controversy and gave rise to charges of political cronyism against Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys

Department of Arts officials were asked two days before John McNulty was appointed to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma) which Stat(...)

Alan Kelly: said he raised a number of issues with Mr Tierney but would not go into the detail of a “private meeting”

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has asked for “people of calibre and experience” to apply for the positions on the new board to be establishe(...)

Irish Museum of Modern Art, where the exhibit, entitled Nas Quebradas, was on display during the summer. Photograph: George Munday/Getty

Traces of asbestos have been found in an exhibit that had been on display at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma). Traces were found in a work(...)

Seán Conlan, a Deputy for Cavan-Monaghan, this morning said Enda Kenny needs to answer questions about how an email sent only to him and one other Minister by an antiques dealer had found its way into a national newspaper.

A Fine Gael TD has accused the Taoiseach and those close to him of an attempt to damage his reputation following leaks to a newspaper over a disput(...)

John McNulty has agreed to resign his seat in the Upper House if elected

Fine Gael Seanad byelection candidate John McNulty has struck a deal with senior party officials that he will resign his seat in the Upper House if el(...)

Breege Coen votes early at the Oakwood Private Nursing Home, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, supervised by presiding officer James Raftery and Garda Liam McBrien  yesterday. Photograph: Mick McCormack

There is less certainty among Fine Gael TDs and Senators that the party’s candidate John McNulty will win the Seanad byelection on Friday following (...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys today stood over her appointment of Fine Gael Seanad byelection candidate John McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys today stood over her appointment of Fine Gael Seanad byelection candidate John McNulty to the board of the Irish M(...)

John McNulty

There are three byelections taking place next week. All have been occasioned by TDs and Senators getting elected to the European Parliament and resign(...)

Arts Minister Heather Humphreys says she was not aware of Sheila  O’Regan’s connections to Fine Gael when she appointed her to Imma

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys did not know a second person she appointed to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art was a member of Fine (...)