Niall Collins

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Politicians made 196 representations to the Revenue Commissioners in 2016. File photograph: Joe St Leger

Politicians made 196 representations to the Revenue Commissioners in 2016, in addition to 51 cases where Minister for Finance Michael Noonan referred (...)

Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor: She said  it was  not an option for the IDA or her department to enter a new contract with ConnectIreland without a new tendering process as the maximum number of extensions had already been granted. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The IDA feels threatened by the success of a contract firm in creating jobs at less than half the price it costs the State’s official jobs promotion a(...)

Niall Collins: The Fianna Fáil  TD said one Christian Brothers document was “effectively a contract for sale under which boys were sold out of the industrial school into the labour market”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Documents, including contracts that showed children being “effectively sold into slavery”, are at the centre of a dispute between the Christian Brothe(...)

Tesco workers picket outside Tesco in Artane. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Supermarket giant Tesco underestimated the “spirit of solidarity” among ordinary people when it gambled that people would not support its workers’ eff(...)

It can be brave and ethical for journalists to protect sources where the latter risk their lives or livelihoods in the public interest. “Protecting sources” to keep open a flow of  biased information is not the same thing. File photograph: Getty Images

However the smear against Sgt Maurice McCabe had started, by early 2014 some crime correspondents claimed to be hearing from gardaí that Sgt McCabe wa(...)

 Sgt Maurice McCabe. File photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe and his family are devastated by the latest claims against him and want to know “when this will end”, his solic(...)

Micheál Martin: “He put it in the context of if we are to get to 55 to 60 seats some people are going to bring in running mates where they didn’t before”

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has used the recruitment of Stephen Donnelly to warn some of his senior TDs that they need to bring in a running ma(...)

The numbers taking on apprenticeships plummeted during the recession, falling from around 29,000 to just over 5,700 in 2013. They have climbed back to just over 10,000 in recent years

Only 33 out of 10,000 State-funded apprenticeships were taken up by women last year, new figures show. The stark gender divide illustrates the scale (...)

Simon Coveney: “There is no country in the EU even close to Ireland in terms of the level of priority and preparedness that we already have in place for the negotiations that are on the way”

Ireland will not allow itself to be forced to take sides in UK-EU Brexit negotiations, Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has said. “We cannot afford(...)

Simon Coveney says  the State needed to remain close in terms of its political and trade relationships with the UK. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State will not allow itself to be forced to take sides in UK-EU Brexit negotiations, Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has said. “We cannot aff(...)

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