Enda Kenny said the sale of Aer Lingus would result in job creation, new routes and the Minister for Finance would have a veto over the sale of the valuable Heathrow slots under the deal with IAG, owners of British Airways and Iberian. Photograph: Frank Miller

Labour Party backbencher Michael McNamara is set to vote against the Government in a Dáil motion on(...)

Independent TD Catherine Murphy has claimed in the Dáil  it was known “Denis O’Brien felt confident enough in his dealings with IBRC that he could write to Kieran Wallace, the special liquidator, to demand that the same favourable terms, extended to him by way of verbal agreement, be continued’’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Businessman Denis O’Brien enjoyed an interest rate of about 1.25 per cent on an IBRC loan when he “arguably should’’ have been charged 7.5 per cent, I(...)

Labour Party TD Michael McNamara. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Labour Party backbencher Michael McNamara is to vote against the Government in a Dáil motion on the(...)

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik: ‘I wonder why Fianna Fáil privatised Aer Lingus in 2006. I wonder why Fianna Fáil got rid of the government’s controlling share.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael Senator Martin Conway expressed reservations about the Aer Lingus sale. “Any sale of Aer Lingus would have significant implications f(...)

Independent TD Shane Ross: ‘One could have a headquarters with two men and a dog and we can be sure that is what we will have eventually.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Independent TD Shane Ross described the retention of the Aer Lingus headquarters in Dublin as “a meaningless, token gesture”. “One could have a(...)

Minister for Trasport Paschal Donohoe: “It is envisaged that by the end of 2016, a new net 150 jobs will have been created in Aer Lingus , rising to a new net total of 635 jobs by 2020.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The sale of the State’s Aer Lingus share would create jobs, Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe told the Dáil. “It is envisaged that by the end o(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin accused the Government of adopting a “slippery, sleeveen’’ approach to sale of Aer Lingus. 3:36

The sale of the State’s share in Aer Lingus will create employment, Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has insisted in the Dáil. “It is envisaged (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘I do not believe in abortion on demand, but there are very sensitive stories in respect of fatal foetal abnormalities and other issues.’ Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has firmly ruled out a referendum repealing the controversial 1983 constitutional amendment on the equal right to life of the (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: “It is better to take that time now so as to provide complete reassurance on the probity and independence of the entire process from start to finish.”

A former judge is being appointed to advise on the drafting of letters to those complaining of Garda misconduct, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzge(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “Modelled on the highly successful national cancer programme, it will provide the leadership and have the authority to deliver the strategy and to drive reform and standardise care across all 19 maternity units’’

A national women’s and infants’ health programme to improve maternity services is to be established by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. He told th(...)