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Businessman Denis O’Brien wants the Supreme Court to overturn the High Court’s dismissal of his case against the Dáil and State over statements made in the Dáil by two TDs. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Supreme Court has allocated a date next March to hear the appeal by former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins. It is an appeal against the rejec(...)

Anti-abortion protesters outside the Sinn Féin Ardfheis in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin found itself in an uncomfortable situation this week, as it was outmanoeuvred by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael on the issue of abortion. The tw(...)

Pearse Doherty of Sinn Féin: said he had raised the danger of avoidance schemes emerging with the Minister for Finance

Property and tax specialists remain sceptical the Government can reach its revenue target from the budget increase in commercial stamp duty, despite a(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: “As to whether I expect the numbers to grow, the answer is ‘Yes, I do’.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said he expected the number of victims of the banks’ tracker mortgage scandal to grow. He said he had been t(...)

Senator Paddy Burke, Pearse Doherty TD, Michael McGrath TD and John McGuinness TD at the launch of the report reviewing the credit union sector.

Credit unions need long-term lending to help them to raise their loan-to-asset ratio and to enhance their survival prospects, members of an Oireachtas(...)

Sinn Féin leader: Mary Lou McDonald will lead the party into a snap election this winter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin’s vice-president, Mary Lou McDonald, will lead the party into the next general election. The party’s finance spokesman, Pearse Doherty, said(...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl said the Dáil should be pursuing family-friendly policies. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl has criticised the late sitting of the Dáil until midnight to debate the Finance Bill and warned of past mistakes mad(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald insisted she did not recall the email sent to her in 2015 and was only reminded of its contents during a briefing by the Department of Justice last Thursday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald is to face further questions in the coming days after Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe disputed an account of his treatm(...)

The Taoiseach said in the Dáil on Tuesday he told British prime minister  Theresa May there could be no return to direct rule in NI as it existed prior to the Belfast Agreement.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will seek a meeting of the British Irish Governmental Conference in January to “plot a way forward” if Sinn Féin and the DUP fa(...)

Mary Lou McDonald has not made any public comment on her intentions since Gerry  Adams announced his intention to step down. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has confirmed he will not challenge Mary Lou McDonald for the position of party president. Mr Murphy is the latest senior (...)

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