Gay Mitchell

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Shane Ross: “If we build up these stadiums and we are a credible bidder, which we obviously are if we win this bid, I think the sky’s the limit.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has set his sights on hosting the Olympic Games if Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup is successful. Mr Ros(...)

Seán Doherty, one of a group of politicians who travelled on an all-expenses paid parliamentary trip to Australia and New Zealand. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Plans for an all-expenses paid parliamentary trip to Australia and New Zealand in 1986 struggled to be finalised, trying the patience of the Irish em(...)

Gay Mitchell and  Gillian Kavanagh with Breda Brown and Al Dunne.

Unique Media has hired former Fine Gael MEP Gay Mitchell to act as an consultant to clients on Brexit-related and other political issues. The Dublin(...)

Jean Claude Trichet the ECB’s message to Dublin was the same as the message of the central bank to Belgium, to Germany, to France.

Former head of the European Central Bank, Jean Claude Trichet, has said Ireland’s decision to guarantee its banks was “justifiable”, denying he previo(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi: said while the balance-sheet assessments of the Irish banks had identified no capital shortfall, there were needs for adjustments for provisions and risk-weighted assets.  Photograph: Reuters

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has raised concerns about the health of Irish banks, urging “decisive” action on issues revealed (...)