Alan Shatter

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Former minister for justice Alan Shatter with former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan has told the Charleton tribunal he informed then minister for justice Alan Shatter of an historical allegati(...)

Former attorney general Máire Whelan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The nomination of former attorney general Máire Whelan to the Court of Appeal has brought the existing system for nominating judges into focus. The C(...)

Outgoing Attorney General Máire Whelan, who was a close ally of former taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten will raise the manner in which the former Attorney General Máire Whelan was nominated as a judge of the Cou(...)

Outgoing Attorney General Máire Whelan has been nominated to the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Government has declined to say how the nomination of the outgoing Attorney General Máire Whelan to the State’s second highest court, the Court of (...)

Enda Kenny: An innately conservative politician, he was willing to adapt to circumstances in a rapidly changing society. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Records are important to Enda Kenny. Journalists are regularly reminded that he is the longest-serving member of the Dáil. And the prospect of becomin(...)

Politicians in Opposition are always vociferous in their demands for more resources for agencies that clamp down on corporate “baddies”. Photograph: Getty Images

The first director of corporate enforcement, Paul Appleby, appeared to annoy the then taoiseach Bertie Ahern when he complained in the mid-2000s his o(...)

In October 2013,  when the results of the Seanad abolition referendum was announced, Kenny promised  he would reform the Upper House. He didn’t mean it, and  did everything possible to avoid doing so

Many moments from Enda Kenny’s term as Taoiseach and leader of Fine Gael have been recounted and replayed in recent days. They included important nati(...)

Traffic law enforcement has become something of a joke in parts of this State because of Garda laxity in serving summonses, poor administrative oversi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Frances Fitzgerald. File photograph: Houses of the Oireachtas/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that allegations of the phone-tapping of a political party activist relate to the early 2000s. He was responding in the(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles pucks the sliotarwatched by his wife Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Henry Shefflin and Brian Cody, hurling manager during his visit to Kilkenny Castle on Thursday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

1. Another morning another deepening of the Garda crisis The crisis engulfing Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan deepened yesterday when it emerged(...)

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