Daniele Nouy says the assessments had been a “major milestone in the establishment of the new supervisory regime in the euro area”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The head of the European Central Bank’s supervisory wing has expressed confidence that Permanent TSB will address the capital shortfall revealed by t(...)

Maíria Cahill at Government Buildings last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

A lawyer representing two women who say they were sexually abused as teenagers by the same IRA man who abused Maíria Cahill has said they were totally(...)

State-aid inquiries: outgoing EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia at a news conference at the EU Commission on the corporate taxation of Amazon in Luxembourg. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Within 30 minutes of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan announcing the end of the “double Irish” tax loophole in Tuesday’s budget, the European Un(...)

Breege Coen votes early at the Oakwood Private Nursing Home, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, supervised by presiding officer James Raftery and Garda Liam McBrien  yesterday. Photograph: Mick McCormack

There is less certainty among Fine Gael TDs and Senators that the party’s candidate John McNulty will win the Seanad byelection on Friday following (...)

Former Socialist Party MEP and Dublin South-West byelection candidate Paul Murphy has accused Sinn Féin of an “incredibly dirty trick” over a Facebook posting which he claims was written under his name but did not come from him. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Dublin South West byelection candidate Paul Murphy has accused Sinn Féin of being behind a “dirty tricks” campaign over a “fake” Facebook posting whic(...)

File image of Simon Harris at Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Our neighbours in Britain have had a Cabinet reshuffle because the government there was regarded, in that ungainly phrase, as “male, pale and stale”.H(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton picturted after their first joint press conference outside government buildings last week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted he finds reshuffles difficult as he prepares to sack some junior ministers this afternoon. He said he and Tánaiste J(...)

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes celebrates his election to the European Parliament in May with party colleagues and supporters at the RDS. He has said Ireland can still get a write-down on its debt at European level. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Newly-elected Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has insisted the Government can still secure a deal on Ireland’s debt at European level.Mr Hayes, who will be (...)

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