Sinn Féin spokesperson on finance Pearse Doherty. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tensions within the Oireachtas banking inquiry are growing as the deadline to complete its work nears. Members met yesterday to examine th(...)

Bob Geldof: “Part of me half-expected Peaches, the way she was carrying on. There is nothing you can do about it.  She is the one who is with me every second of the day, she is the one who bangs into my consciousness at any moment. That is incomprehensible to me still.” File  photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Bob Geldof has spoken of his experience of grief over the loss of his mother when he was a child, his former wife Paula Yates and his daughte(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said he was “pro-life” and against abortion on demand. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A consensus is emerging in Fine Gael that the unborn should maintain a constitutional protection in any review of abortion legislation. The (...)

Weather fanatic Johnny O’Loughlin (8) from Ennis meets his hero meteorologist Evelyn Cusack. Photograph: Andres Poveda

For those of us who stayed up past our bedtime to watch the Late Late Toy Show this year, we didn’t regret the decision. From rapping fa(...)

The on-again, off-again Anglo-Irish affair known as the peace process was going through one of its more tempestuous phases yesterday. The we(...)

 At an Ireland/Bosnia and Herzegovina match in the Aviva Stadium: next year is set to be expensive for RTÉ, with Euro 2016, the Olympics,  GAA coverage and  the Six Nations. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

RTÉ is understood to be considering sublicensing various 2016 sports rights to other broadcasters, including TV3, to balance its books next yea(...)

Ryan Tubridy with Luke O’Connor (4) from Dublin on the set of this year’s ‘Late Late Toy Show’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ryan Tubridy looked like a giddy schoolboy as he leapt around the set of tonight’s Late Late Toy Show wearing some of the most ridiculous Chr(...)

Former Irish Farmers’ Association general secretary Pat Smith. Photograph: Eric Luke

The former IFA general secretary Pat Smith wants half his €2 million severance package, agreed last week before he left the organisation in c(...)

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesman Michael McGrath: said up to 300,000 variable-rate mortgage customers were being ripped off by their banks.

The Minister for Finance should not regulate the Central Bank, Tánaiste Joan Burton told the Dáil yesterday. “This is what led us down the (...)

RTÉ head of drama Jane Gogan. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Almost 200 production teams applied for this year’s Storyland commissioning round, and RTÉ and its partner in this year’s scheme, Northern Irel(...)