Businessman Denis O’Brien has lost his appeal in the Red Flag case. Red Flag denies defamation or conspiracy or that Mr O’Brien suffered harm or loss from the dossier. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien has failed to get court orders directing Red Flag Consulting to give him documents that might disclose the identity of its client for an(...)

The consortium recorded turnover of €54 million in 2015, as against €97.5 million for the 17-months ending December 2014

GMC Sierra, the consortium awarded the contract to manage Irish Water’s meter installation programme in four regions across Ireland, recorded a health(...)

Independent TDs such as Mick Wallace have shown that you can win votes by using using Dáil privilege to raise issues of public concern. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Just before the close of the last century I worked briefly as a political reporter in Leinster House. Part of the job involved sitting in the press ga(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Will he rescind Máire Whelan’s appointment  and reopen the process? Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Enda Kenny paid Leo Varadkar the compliment of nominating him to be his successor as taoiseach on Wednesday, but he has also left him with the first p(...)

Departing Taoiseach Enda Kenny photographed in Dublin on Monday. “He bounds out of office with that cheese-wire cut grin of his, ever youthful and excited about the glow of three-pension heaven that awaits him.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As Enda Kenny prepares to leave office, the State remains as corrupt as it was when he arrived in 2011 with a massive majority and mandate for reform.(...)

Denis O’Brien had argued that speeches made by two TDs  breached his rights under the Constitution and European Convention on Human Rights. Photograph: The Irish Times

Businessman Denis O’Brien initiated legal proceedings against the Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privileges in August 2015. Mr O’Brien took issue(...)

1. The Fennelly Commission: It was established in March 2014. The commission was set up to investigate the taping of phone calls at garda stations and(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien leaving the Four Courts after giving evidence on December 1st. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Denis O’Brien sat in the witness box of Court 29 on Thursday and cast himself as Citizen Denis, champion of the people’s rights. But it was the actua(...)

Financial adviser Eddie Hobbs who launched the geared property investment fund Brendan Investments to the masses in 2007. Photograph: Eric Luke

When television personality Eddie Hobbs launched the geared property investment fund Brendan Investments to the masses in 2007, a 90 per cent loss of (...)

Denis O’Brien  wants declarations the CPP’s rejection of his complaints about the TDs’ statements was based on an incorrect interpretation of Dáil standing orders and breached his rights to fair procedures. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Businessman Denis O’Brien wants the courts to “clearly demarcate” the powers of the Oireachtas and courts in his “unique” action over Dáil statements (...)