Mairead McGuinness: “I think we can collectively say that we want to look after societal interest, so we need banks that function.” Photograph: EPA

Ireland’s EU commissioner Mairead McGuinness has launched a plan to make it easier for banks to sell non-performing loans to third parties in a bid to(...)

Mairéad McGuinness, the Fine Gael MEP, who has been nominated to serve as a member of the European Commission. Photograph:

MEP Mairéad McGuinness’s nomination to a commissionership with responsibility for banking and financial services will put the Irish woman in a key rol(...)

Former U2 manager Paul McGuinness says ‘certain promoters, certain managers and certain acts connive’ in ticket touting. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sometimes the answers you’re after come from the most unlikely sources. Former U2 manager Paul McGuinness spoke with former Dire Straits manager Ed Bi(...)

(From  left) First Minister Ian Paisley, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair and Taoiseach Bertie Ahern  inside the main hall of Stormont Assembly in Belfast in 2007, following a deal struck between the Democratic Unionist Party  and Sinn Féin in March.  Photograph: Niall Carson/Pool/PA

On an October evening in 1986, in Dublin’s Mansion House, Martin McGuinness, then an energetic 36-year-old, faced down republican traditionalists who (...)