The Department of Defence launched a scheme last April to bring back retired staff in a bid to bolster an ever-shrinking force beset by pay and morale issues. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Department of Defence has been accused of “abject failure” in its handling of Defence Forces recruitment after new figures show a year-old campaig(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin shakes hands with Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald as Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar looks on at the final TV leaders’ debate at the RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin in February, 2020. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Almost 20 Fianna Fáil TDs have said they would not rule out holding coalition talks with Sinn Féin after the next general election. It comes after Ta(...)

In recent years, Keelings has brought in hundreds of experienced workers from countries including Poland, Latvia and Bulgaria who typically work over a six-month season. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has ordered a review of the rules around foreign workers after a fruit producer was criticised for flying almost 200 Bulgarians(...)

 Globe House direct provision centre in Sligo: Iranian asylum seeker Amjad Rosstami had stopped taking liquids at the weekend, sparking concerns for his wellbeing. Photograph: Alan Betson

An Iranian asylum seeker, who was on hunger strike for 36 days, ended his action on Tuesday after getting assurances he will be allowed to apply for (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan fielded questions about the sale of Project Eagle to Cerberus in the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The losing bidder for Nama’s Northern Ireland loans may be considering legal action over the €1.6 billion deal, the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee ((...)

Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry: asked if the Data Protection Commissioner has been notified of the leaks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry has called for an independent investigation into the leaking of information from Nama in connection with some 800 debto(...)

 Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm. File photograph: The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm is expected to contradict evidence given to the banking inquiry by Brian Cowen about what was disc(...)

Marie Hunt, head of research at CBRE Ireland, told the committee much of the development was in parts of the country that did not need it

Extensive land rezoning and a lack of a national planning strategy, as well as cheap bank debt and government tax incentive policy, all fuelled an eco(...)

The who’s who of the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Above, chairman of the committee Ciarán Lynch. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Ciarán Lynch - Chairman The former adult literacy organiser was first elected to the Dáil in 2007, when he took a seat from the Green Party’s D(...)

Labour Seanad leader Ivana Bacik withdrew a comment that the selection committee was “ambushed” when it came to nominees for the banking inquiry.

There were stormy scenes in the Seanad in the wake of the Government’s decision to add two extra Government Senators to the banking inquiry committee (...)