William Naylor of Roscrea, Co Tipperary and his sister Jean Maher of Birr, Co Offally outside the court. Photographs: Collins Courts

A man is entitled to a 49-hectare (120-acre) farm of a deceased man who turned out to be his biological father, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Willia(...)

SIPO is tasked with overseeing ethics among those holding public office.

WHAT IS SIPO? Sipo was established in 2001 and is tasked with a number of supervisory roles. Under legislation it must oversee the ethics of those i(...)

The total paid by the Exchequer to non-party members of the Dáil and Seanad in 2014 was €812,989 - €563,859 to TDs and €249,000 to non-party members of the Seanad. Photograph: Thinkstock

The number of complaints of alleged unethical behaviour by politicians received by the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) increased slightly(...)

Mr Justice Daniel O’Keeffe: chairing the Commission of Investigation into IBRC.

That getting on for half of IBRC’s borrowers were paying an interest rate of less than 2 per cent seems extraordinary. It is grist to the mill of thos(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has launched the new site, lobbying.ie. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Thousands of companies and organisations will be required to declare on the new online register of lobbying which has been launched by Minister for Pu(...)

Lobbyists must soon begin to log all dealings with Goverment and State officials. Picture: Getty Images.

A register for lobbying activity has been launched making public exactly who is communicating with officials in Government and the civil service.It is(...)

Dessie Larkin, who was previously a Fianna Fáil councillor, is facing nine allegations relating to incidents that occurred in 2006.

A former Fianna Fáil councillor has denied that negligent or reckless behaviour on his part led him to allegedly breach ethics in public office rules (...)

The list includes two retired judges, lawyers who have worked on state investigations into child abuse, a retired financial regulator from Jersey and a banker formerly based in Hong Kong. From left: Justice Daniel O’Keeffe, Martin Moloney, Ita Mangan and Judge Clare Leonard. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Central Bank of Ireland has named the 13 members of a high powered inquiry panel to investigate allegedly rogue banks and bankers. The list includ(...)

 Ms Justice Mary Laffoy (left) and Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne, with President Michael D  Higgins, after their appointment to the Supreme Court, leaving vacancies  at the High Court.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Some 149 people applied for a single vacancy on the District Court last year, new figures show. The annual report of the Judicial Appointments Adviso(...)

SIPO heard that  Cllr Pádraig Doherty attended a meeting of Údarás na Gaeltachta in Furbo, Co Galway for which he claimed mileage expenses and overnight expenses despite spending that night in Donegal. Image: Google Street View

A Donegal County Councillor has appeared before the Standards in Public Office Commission over allegations around travel and subsistence expenses, inc(...)