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An Olympics fan shows off their tickets  at the Rio Olympic Arena at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Minister for Sport Shane Ross is coming under increasing political pressure to establish an independent inquiry into the Olympics tickets controversy.(...)

Minister of State for Sports Patrick O’Donovan: “It is appropriate that the inquiries in Brazil are allowed to conclude before anything else.” File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister of State for Sports Patrick O’Donovan has supported calls for the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) to appear before an Oireachtas committee. (...)

A formal charge has been made against Irish man Kevin Mallon over his involvement in an alleged illegal ticket selling scheme at the games.

Controversy surrounding the alleged illegal sale of Olympic Games tickets earmarked for the Olympic Council of Ireland has tarnished the country’s rep(...)

Shane Ross said he wanted to be “kept informed of the progress of the inquiries being made by the Olympic Council of Ireland into alleged illegal sales of tickets in Rio”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey is coming under increasing pressure to make a public statement on the ticket touting controversy over(...)

Enda Kenny has recovered some of his brio during the first 100 days, but it is an open question whether he will still head it after another 100.  Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Fourth time is a charm, joked Noel Rock. It was May 6th, and the young Fine Gael TD had been asked on three other occasions since the February electio(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny gets the Gerry Adams longevity award for hangin’ in for a second term, though he looks like he’s feeling the pressure here. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Best Minister After the Dáil was dissolved on February 3rd, we had to wait until May 18th for its first full working day. That doesn’t give much time (...)

At the beginning of this year the minimum wage was raised by 50 cent per hour to €9.15 following the Government’s acceptance of the first report of the Low Pay Commission. Photograph: Getty Images

A proposed 10 cent an hour increase in the minimum wage has received a mixed reaction, with unions saying it is not enough and employer groups saying (...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the turning of the sod at the Sacred Heart Hospital Castlebar. Photo: Alison Laredo

Maria Bailey Dún Laoghaire I wouldn’t be supportive of the calls for him to stand aside by September. The most important thing is for us to foc(...)

Due to an unfortunate oversight, we understand the hotel that hosted the Fine Gael ladies lunch was not given the instruction to limit the free drink to a bottle of red and a bottle of white per table.

A lot of talk about “straws in the wind” in a week when the countdown to Enda Kenny’s departure from the leadership of Fine Gael became the talk of Le(...)

Concerns have been raised about the cost for older families and how a system which was supposed to save money for 80% cent of families has left the majority paying more. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is to warn waste management companies it will issue regulations on them if refuse charges continue to increase. Minister for Housing S(...)

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