Former Fine Gael TD for Cork North-Central Dara Murphy claimed a salary of €95,000 and €51,500 in allowances between 2017 and 2019. File photograph: The Irish Times

A way can be found to hold an inquiry into the attendance record of former Fine Gael Cork North-Central TD Dara Murphy by Minister for Finance Paschal(...)

Dara Murphy,  Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central: to resign and take up job in Brussesl. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dara Murphy, the Cork North Central TD who has been criticised for claiming Dáil attendance expenses while working in Brussels, has tendered his resig(...)

Dara Murphy has drawn his full TD’s salary of €94,500 plus parliamentary standard allowances totalling €51,600 per annum since taking up his job with the EPP in Brussels in September 2017. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil has formally requested the Oireachtas to examine if Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy has breached ethics legislation by claiming full allowances d(...)

Sherry Perreault , Sipo’s head of ethics and lobbying regulation: ‘When contacted, the vast majority of people come into compliance quite quickly.’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Six senior medical consultants have been found in contravention of ethics legislation in the first tranche of reports on individuals published by the (...)

 Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Denis Naughten: phone call between Eoghan Ó Neachtain and Mr Naughten on the proposed Celtic Media takeover by INM was not registered.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former government press secretary Eoghan Ó Neachtain has registered 10 separate returns of lobbying activity over the past two years, including two me(...)

Minister of State for Public Expenditure and Reform Seán Canney: said codes of conduct for public servants had yet to be prepared. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A commitment made 15 years ago to draw up detailed codes of conduct for public servants has yet to be met, the Seanad was told. Minister of State at(...)

 NAMA at the Treasurry Building .Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

As climbdowns go it was at the lower end of the scale, but the consequences could be far reaching. In emerged this week that Frank Daly, the chairman (...)

Nama chairman  Frank Daly has made a complaint to the State’s ethics watchdog about a former member of the agency’s Northern Ireland Advisory Committee who is at the centre of the Cerberus controversy. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The chairman of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) Frank Daly has made a complaint to the State’s ethics watchdog about a former member of th(...)

Patrick O’Donoghue in the RTÉ series The Gleneagle. Photograph: RTÉ

In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart’s Rick famously complains: “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” And of all t(...)

The suspended jail term for former Fianna Fáil TD Ned O’Keeffe marks the latest chapter in the long career of an outspoken and controversial politician who dominated politics in North Cork for over a quarter of a century. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The suspended jail term for former Fianna Fáil TD Ned O’Keeffe marks the latest chapter in the long career of an outspoken and controversial politicia(...)

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