The PSNI has confirmed it is investigating complaints against Northern Ireland Health Minister Jim Wells which are believed to have been made by a l(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin during his keynote speech at the party’s ardfheis in Dublin on Saturday night. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Make no mistake about it - the general election campaign is under way.At least nine months out from the the polls, Micheál Martin used his party’s ard(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speaking at the party’s ardfheis at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin think they have a “god” at the helm of the party, Fianna Fail TD Dara Calleary has claimed. Mr Calleary was speaking at the Fianna Fáil ardf(...)

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(...)

Sammy Wilson: Genial if also mischievous incumbent is favourite to secure the seat with a healthy majority. Photograph: The Irish Times

Among the eight candidates the people of East Antrim can vote for in the Westminster general election are Sammy Wilson, Ruth Wilson and Alex Wilson. S(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “The deal was the deal and I was assured the components of the deal were necessary to get the best results for the taxpayer.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he was reassured by Alan Dukes, former chairman of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), that the sa(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  told the Dáil on Wednesday Freedom of Information  documents would be released on Thursday which would set out  Minister for Finance Michael Noonan’s position on the sale of Siteserve.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted the State’s financial watchdog has the authority to investigate the sale of Siteserv for €45 million, at a loss to t(...)

At this stage the flatulent rat was snoozing in the Taoiseach’s breast pocket.

It is not widely known, but the first person a new taoiseach encounters upon entering Government Buildings after a general election is a doctor.The do(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: spoke of the horror of the deaths of an estimated 900 people, many because traffickers had locked them in the hold of the ship that sank. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny anticipates “a much more focused response’’ from the emergency meeting of EU leaders on migration in Brussels on Thursday.He told(...)