Marc Mcsharry

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Presidential election candidates at the RTÉ Prime Time Presidential Debate; the final all-candidate TV debate of the campaign on Tuesday October  23rd. From left:  Joan Freeman; Liadh Ní Riada, Michael D Higgins, Sean Gallagher, Peter Casey and Gavin Duffy. Photograph: Julien Behal

Michael D Higgins was re-elected President of Ireland with almost 56 per cent of the vote, enough to win the election on the first coun(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald told the Dáil that “women were literally allowed to die before fault was admitted”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Scally report, published on Wednesday, was a measured account of a profound failure by the State’s health services. But its conclusions demonstra(...)

It’s time Fianna Fáil ‘stood up and spoke out’ on the mortgage arrears issue, says party TD John McGuinness. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Fianna Fáil TD and chair of the Oireachtas Finance Committee, John McGuinness, has written to his party’s public representatives accusing the leadersh(...)

Dr Graham Love, head of the Higher Education Authority, told the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee that his board will determine what sanction may be imposed on Cork Institute of Technology.

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) may face financial penalties for spending €13,000 on a retirement function for its president which featured a dolph(...)

Mortgage debt campaigner David Hall has initiated a lawsuit against the Minister for Finance  for allegedly failing to have proper oversight over €222.5 million of fees tied to IBRC’s liquidation up until last February.

The special liquidators of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation turned down an invitation to appear before the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC)(...)

The board of the State’s health watchdog will meet next Thursday to discuss an alleged conflict of interest involving its chairman Brian McEnery. Mr (...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: “I never received any preparatory training and I’m not sure where that reporting came from.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has dismissed media reports that she underwent media training paid for from public funds to prepare her for diffi(...)

A whistleblower worked as part of the banking inquiry investigation team  and made a number of allegations about those working with the inquiry. File photograph: iStockPhoto/Getty Images

A report into allegations by a whistleblower working with the banking inquiry has recommended no further action be taken. Senior counsel Senan Allen w(...)

‘All to do with an Ireland past, of course. We’re much more tolerant now. Enda pulled out all the stops in the Dáil. In fairness, he’s damn good at this. He oozes compassion and understanding.’

The publication of the Cooke report should have taken our minds off the Tuam babies story, but it didn’t. After the furore caused by the allegations s(...)

Independent Trinity Senator Sean Barrett has been voted onto the banking inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government’s majority on the banking inquiry is in doubt after a Seanad committee voted to place two Opposition Senators on the long-awaited inves(...)

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