Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: said  Freedom of Information documents released to The Irish Times showing tensions between his department and IBRC illustrated that his officials were doing their job. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lawyers for former Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) chief executive Mike Aynsley have accused government officials of personally attacking (...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Simon Harris insisted the Government was “not initiating this on the basis of any evidence of wrongdoing”. Photograph:   Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Government is insisting it did not establish a review into deals struck by the former Anglo Irish Bank because of “any evidence of wrongdoing”.(...)

 Businessman Denis O’Brien who said on Friday that he had no role in the sale process for Siteserv and that he was happy to appear before the PAC if it investigates the issue.

Businessman Denis O’Brien has said he did not run the sale process which saw a company he controls, Millington, purchase Siteserv from the IBRC for €4(...)

PAC Chairman John McGuinness TD. Photograph: David Sleator

The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) has confirmed his office does not have the power to investigate the sale of Siteserv because he cannot inqu(...)

IFA general secretary Pat Smith, book editor Matt Dempsey, Ray MacSharry and IFA president Eddie Downey at the book launch. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Former EU commissioner Ray MacSharry has challenged Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald to come “out on the street” and repeat allegations she m(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has again refused to apologise for naming a number of former politicians in the Dáil chamber. 2:39

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has again refused to apologise for naming a number of former politicians in the Dáil chamber.Ms McDonald cou(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald  has faced criticism  over her decision to use Dáil privilege to name former politicians who were accused of having offshore bank accounts to evade tax. 2:39

Fianna Fáil did not discuss a motion of censure against Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald at its weekly parliamentary meeting because it debat(...)

A Vietnamese woman sows rice plants: with a population of 93 million, Vietnam’s dairy industry is worth over $6 billion (€5.5 billion), making it the largest market in southeast Asia. Photograph: Reuters/Stringer

Bord Bia is to be given additional resources to establish an office in Vietnam – one of the fastest-growing dairy markets in Asia – following the lif(...)

The Health Service Executive paid out almost €67 million in compensation for medical malpractice during birth procedures over the last five years, (...)

The HSE had continued to make capitation payments to GPs in respect of these cardholders after their deaths. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive has recouped more than €3 million paid to doctors for taking care of people who were dead.But the HSE is due another €2 m(...)