Jerry Buttimer

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Senator Jerry Buttimer said ‘the young boys and girls of our boxing clubs, and our young adults and potential and current Olympians, deserve boxing to be free from rancour”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Claims of an “all-out civil war” in Irish amateur boxing have been raised in the Seanad. Fine Gael Senator Jerry Buttimer said the Irish Athletic Bo(...)

Cork airport celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2022. Photograph: Karol Kachmarsky

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has paid tribute to the management of Cork Airport and the Dublin Airport Authority for ensuring that the €10 million refurbi(...)

The four men were summoned in relation to an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner, which took place at the Station House Hotel, Clifden, during Covid restrictions last August

The case against two prominent politicians and two hoteliers over their alleged role in organising the “Golfgate” dinner during Covid restrictions las(...)

Merchant service providers give travel agents and tour operators the ability to accept debit and credit card payments for goods and services. Photograph: iStock

Travel agents are being asked to pay “utterly unfair” bond fees to merchant service providers (MSPs) that will render it “impossible” for many in the (...)

It is understood Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told the meeting he regrets that the resumption of click-and-collect services was not backed by the National Public Health Emergency Team.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has been forced to defend the Government’s decision to change the national vaccination plan after one of his party’s TDs accused(...)

Senator Jerry Buttimer lost the Fine Gael party whip over his attendance at the golf society dinner in Clifden last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government needs to improve its communications on the vaccine rollout programme, the Fine Gael parliamentary party was told on Tuesday afternoon. (...)

Sinn Féin TD Martin Browne told Tipp FM this week that the party should stop apologising about the past while he also admitted that he has gone to the homes of members with whom he disagreed.

The Sinn Féin chair of the public petitions committee was forced to adjourn its first official meeting on Thursday after members called on him to expl(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin visited the Oliver Bond Street flats complex with a pep in his step. Photograph: Julian Behal

“Coronavirus carrier at EU trade council triggers top-level quarantines,” reported Politico Europe on Thursday. We knew that, because Tánaiste Leo Va(...)

Senator Joe O’Reilly told his colleagues that ‘over the years, the Seanad has been a catalyst for social change and new thinking’.

Fine Gael senator Joe O’Reilly is the new Leas Cathaoirleach of the Seanad. He replaces party colleague Senator Jerry Buttimer, who resigned over hi(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen with former commissioner for trade Phil Hogan. Questions have been raised in Brussels about whether the Commission should have a better process for dealing with ethical infractions. File photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The worst thing in politics now is to be too cute.The fallout of the Golfgate affair has revealed the importance of clear rules and a distinction betw(...)

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