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 Tánaiste Simon Coveney: ‘I am foreign minister and I need to make sure that I make decisions on the basis of fact and informed content.’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has rejected a call for Saudi diplomats to be expelled from Ireland in the wake of the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khas(...)

‘Frances Fitzgerald will not be the first prominent public figure in recent political history to feel hard done by after their forced resignation.’ File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Frances Fitzgerald or Nóirín O’Sullivan won’t be the first prominent public figures in recent political history to feel hard done by after their force(...)

Mick Wallace: “The Government is paying an extra €100,000 per unit, at a minimum, to allow the big developers to supply the housing for it.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is paying a minimum of €100,000 extra for every housing unit instead of €10,000 to allow big developers to supply housing, Independents(...)

The Government’s Land Development Agency ‘promises to be crony capitalism at its finest’, Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace has claimed. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Government’s Land Development Agency “promises to be crony capitalism at its finest”, Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace has claimed. Speaking (...)

Clairvue-Nantes paid Nama €26.6 million for the loans, secured on properties bought by Quinlan Private, a partnership led by financial adviser, Derek Quinlan, in February 2012.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

State assets agency Nama could face questions on Thursday about the sale of loans linked to boom-era property player Quinlan Private to a Luxembourg c(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan told the Dáil the purpose of the Garda presence at an eviction in Dublin was ‘to keep the peace and facilitate a peaceful protest and the enforcement of an order of the High Court’. Photograph: Jack Power

The Department of Justice is to examine the law in relation to the execution of High Court orders by private security firms, Charlie Flanagan has told(...)

Oireachtas Committee on Finance Committee chair John McGuinness said he did not accept the Department of Public Expenditure’s position that “you just write policy and then you sit back”.

The State was not a party to contracts to build schools and an institute of education that have collapsed and now threaten more than 100 small subcont(...)

Seán Gallagher reacts as Martin McGuinness brings up the subject of a cheque on RTÉ’s The Frontline in 2011. Photograph: RTÉ

What possesses successful business people to run for president, or indeed for any elected office in the State? Presumably the same things that possess(...)

Kate Gleeson wears a black Bianca dress, €189.

The art of packing a business-trip suitcase is a lesson learned from years of experience. Expert advice is needed to avoid heading off with a chaotic (...)

Leinster House. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than €8.6 million was allocated to parties and Independents in Leinster House to fund parliamentary activities last year, a report by the Standar(...)

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