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Fine Gael TD Noel Rock: If his Bill becomes law, the resale of tickets for large concerts and sporting events for more than face value will be banned. Photograph: Eric Luke

Any attempt to ban the resale of tickets for major events at above face value prices will be a breach of constitutional rights to own property, a comp(...)

Sheila Nunan:  “I obviously have been in organised labour all my life; this is a shift to political Labour.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A prominent trade unionist is being lined up by Labour to stand in the European Parliament elections, although some in the party claim the move could (...)

Siro, the ESB’s telecommunications arm, dropped out of the NBP process last year, saying there was no longer a “business case” for its continued participation

The Government should mandate the ESB to deliver the National Broadband Plan (NBP) as a means of breaking the current impasse, Fianna Fáil communicati(...)

Aston Martin: preparing to float on the London Stock Exchange by the end of the year. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Luxury British sports car maker Aston Martin’s Dublin-born chief technical officer, Max Szwaj, is set to be part of a lucrative employee option scheme(...)

Noel Whelan has decided not to run in the presidential election. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Barrister and columnist Noel Whelan has ruled himself out of the presidential race after having spent months considering it. The former Fianna Fáil a(...)

Minister Denis Naughten with Richard Moat, CEO eir. File photograph: MaxwellPhotography.ie

Fine Gael TDs have raised concerns about the effect of Eir’s decision to withdraw its bid for the national rural broadband scheme. The company, the S(...)

Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath and  other Independent TDs   have met with the Standards in Public Office Commission to discuss forming a new group ahead of the next general election. Photograph: Eric Luke

A number of Independent TDs are considering establishing a new political party or alliance to promote rural issues and an anti-abortion message. Tipp(...)

Is Stephen Donnelly in danger of becoming Fianna Fáil’s version of George Lee? File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fewer politicians than usual turned out for this year’s Independence Day celebrations at the US ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park on Thursday(...)

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar with Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe on Leo Street in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Leo Varadkar is on course to become the next leader of Fine Gael and taoiseach after several Ministers and TDs declared their support for him yesterda(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney is among the  Ministers who are opposed to paying back the money to those who complied with the law. Photograph:   Dara Mac Dónaill

Government Ministers are at odds over whether water charges should be refunded to those who paid their bills. A number of Fine Gael members of Cabi(...)

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