File image of Liam Cosgrave jnr at Leinster House for a special Seanad debate. File photograph: Paddy Whelan

The Cosgrave family’s involvement in national politics – which stretches back to the foundation of the State – ended in 2002 when Liam Cosgrave jnr, s(...)

Mr Justice Alan Mahon: has long since returned to spending most of his time in the courts. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill .

On the lines of the old football cliché, the planning tribunal was a game of two halves. The first, the years from 1997 to 2002, covered its start-u(...)

The remains are removed at the funeral of Owen O’Callaghan at St Patrick’s Church, Rochestown, Cork, on Tuesday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Property developer Owen O’Callaghan left a footprint across Ireland with the shopping centres he built, but his greatest legacy was the generosity he (...)

  Owen O’Callaghan  overlooking his development of Opera Lane  in Cork. Photograph:  Barlok Photo

Tributes have been paid to one of the State’s biggest property developers, Owen O’Callaghan, who has died aged 76. Mr O’Callaghan played a central rol(...)

File photograph of Mr Ray Burke arriving at the Flood Tribunal in Dublin Castle in 2001. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Developer Michael Bailey has called for an independent investigation of the planning tribunal after it was forced to drop findings it made against hi(...)

George Redmond in 2012. The tribunal paid €419,000 in legal fees to the recently deceased former planning official. File photograph: Collins Courts

The planning tribunal has generated almost €23 million in third-party legal fees over the past decade, including €8 million in the last two years, new(...)

Arrested by members of the Criminal Assets Bureau at Dublin Airport after flying in from the Isle of Man with a bag containing £300,000 in cash and bank drafts. Photograph: The Irish Times

I’ll never forget the time I saw George Redmond positively glowing. It was on a cold, wet day in the month of January during the grim 1980s, and he wa(...)

A file image of PJ Mara from 1983. He was Charles Haughey’s press officer and confidant in the 1980s and Bertie Ahern’s director of elections for each of the three-in-a-row victories between 1997 and 2007. File photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

PJ Mara was a flamboyant, larger-than-life character who played a central role in Fianna Fáil for more than three decades. He was Charles Haughey’s (...)

PJ Mara acted as director of elections for Fianna Fáil in 1997, 2002 and 2007.

Tributes have been paid to former government press secretary PJ Mara, who has died aged 73. A flamboyant, larger than life character who played a cen(...)

Former lobbyist Frank Dunlop made a settlement of €429,198 with Revenue.

Former lobbyist Frank Dunlop and retired jockey and trainer Charlie Swan are among 108 defaulters to be fined for failing to meet their tax obligation(...)