Former minister for communications Denis Naughton. Neither he nor David McCourt  were asked for written statements by  auditor Peter Smith. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Neither businessman David McCourt nor former minister for communications Denis Naughton were asked for written statements by the auditor who examined (...)

People from Leitrim on a protest at the Dáil against fracking in their area. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The prohibition on fracking is to continue in Ireland. Fracking is the extraction of natural gas by pumping high pressure water and chemicals into sha(...)