A papal visit to the North would have resulted in demonstrations from evangelical Protestants. Photograph: Reuters

As much as he wishes it were otherwise Fr Michael McGinnity doesn’t expect Pope Francis will find time to deviate from his tight two-day itinerary and(...)

File photograph of Mr Ray Burke arriving at the Flood Tribunal in Dublin Castle in 2001. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Developer Michael Bailey has called for an independent investigation of the planning tribunal after it was forced to drop findings it made against hi(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The Mahon tribunal has withdrawn findings of non-cooperation against two people involved in the financial “digout” to former taoiseach Bertie Ahern. (...)

Bertie Ahern arriving at the Mahon Tribunal in Dublin Castle on September 20th, 2007. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

The planning tribunal has withdrawn its second interim report so that some, though not all, of the corruption findings against former Fianna Fáil mini(...)

Former minister for justice Ray Burke arriving at the Mahon tribunal at Dublin Castle in 2006. The tribunal has paid legal fees to builders Tom Brennan and Joseph McGowan, who it found made corrupt payments to Burke. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Mahon tribunal has begun making substantial payments to cover the legal fees of some of those it found to be involved in corruption in the planni(...)