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Former minister has described the nomination of the Taoiseach’s chief economic adviser Andrew McDowell to a role at the European Investment Bank as ‘old politics’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The nomination of the Taoiseach’s chief economic adviser Andrew McDowell to a role at the European Investment Bank (EIB) has been described as “old po(...)

Enda Kenny’s economic adviser Andrew McDowell (right) with   Fine Gael Ministers at Trinity College Dublin. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s most senior advisers has been appointed vice-president of the European Investment Bank. Andrew McDowell, who has been(...)

 Senators before the first sitting of the 25th Seanad at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Eleven Independent Senators marked the first day of the 25th Seanad on Wednesday by sponsoring a Bill which would result in substantial reform of the (...)

Former minister for justice  Michael McDowell who said on Monday that Ireland   had an “executive dominated unit parliament. We need to get away from that.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Progressive Democrats minister Michael McDowell has described the Dáil as a “bear pit” where “stupid votes were called on stupid issues”. Th(...)

Independent TD Joan Collins is appealing against a three judge High Court’s rejection of her challenge to the issuing of some €31bn promissory notes to Anglo, Irish Nationwide Building Society and Educational Building Society.

A law enacted at the height of the financial crisis in 2008 gave the Minister for Finance power to give financial support to credit institutions and t(...)

Commemorative plaque at 16 Moore Street where republicans decided to surrender towards the end of the 1916 Rising. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A judge has agreed to inspect buildings on Dublin’s Moore Street when hearing a case aimed at ensuring any buildings there linked to the 1916 Rising a(...)

Defences Forces personnel march past the GPO in a previous  1916 commemoration. Former taoiseach John Bruton has criticised plans  to have Army personnel visiting schools as part of the 1916 centenary. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach John Bruton has criticised the Government’s decision to have Army personnel visiting schools as part of the 1916 commemoration progra(...)

Eoin Mac Neill “was equally and utterly tough when it came to 1922 and the Civil War…he was absolutely clear that violence could be used’’, his grandson,  former minister for justice and former tánaiste Michael McDowell has said. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Nationalist leader Eoin Mac Neill was not some kind of “dotty professor’’ opposed to violence, his grandson, former tánaiste Michael McDowell, has sai(...)

Brian Mohan who is challenging  the constitutionality of provisions of the Electoral (Political Funding) Act 2012 linking funding of political parties to meeting gender quota targets. Photograph:  Collins

Financial sanctions are “probably the only option” for getting Irish political parties to reach quotas aimed at having them run more women candidates (...)

Brian Mohan, from Beaumont, Dublin pictured outside the Four Courts during the opening day of his High Court action. Photograph: Courts Collins

A Fianna Fáil activist has challenged the constitutionality of “crude” and “punitive” laws linking State funding of political parties to their achieve(...)

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