Brian Lenihan

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Joe Duffy: “The punters knew the banks were dodgy before the politicians did.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Joe Duffy was a child in Ballyfermot he came upon two adult neighbours having a row. He did what Joe Duffy does to this day. He got involved. “I (...)

The Government moved close to collapse on Thursday night and everybody is wondering how events might unfold in the coming hours and days. He is what m(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe:  said  changing the rules would have a detrimental impact on the value of the State’s investment in the banks. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has ruled out amending tax regulations, which allow banks to offset losses made during the recession against fut(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with author and RTÉ broadcaster David McCullagh at the National Library of Ireland for the launch of De Valera: Rise 1882–1932. Photograph: Photocall Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he has no problem acknowledging the greatness of Éamon de Valera even if his predecessor was not always right. Mr Var(...)

Leader of Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin with members of the Fianna Fáil  parliamentary party ahead of the party’s think-in  in Longford, on Monday. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

The Fianna Fáil parliamentary party’s September think-ins are a far cry nowadays from the heady days of Inchydoney in west Cork in 2004 or the Ardilau(...)

Denise and David Heather in their store which specialises in outsized shoes at Arran Quay, Dublin which is now closing down. Photographs: Bryan O’Brien

Today, the doors will close at Number 8 Arran Quay in Dublin for the final time, and a family business that has been trading since 1868 will cease. Ou(...)

“Nice pace – shame about the maple leaf socks.” Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar jogging in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: PA Wire

We are living through a golden period of Canadian-Irish relations, if we are to take the level of engagement between the two governments at face value(...)

Sean Maguire in action for his new club Preston North End. Photograph: Getty Images

The first time I heard the “magical power of airplanes” gag, in relation to a player called into an Ireland squad I laughed out loud. It was October (...)

'Vincent Browne on TV3 showed a genuine commitment to diversity.’ Photograph: Brian McEvoy

It is kind of hard to believe that Vincent Browne is set to finish up his late night television show at the end of this month. The programme had lost(...)

Garda Eve Doherty at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins

A garda accused of harassing a State solicitor could not be linked by any computer used by her to a photograph of the solicitor used on abusive poster(...)

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