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Former Anglo Irish Bank chief David Drumm’s position as the highest-ranking executive at Anglo weighed heavily in the judge’s ruling. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The six-year jail term handed to former Anglo Irish Bank chief David Drumm is much longer than two former colleagues received over the same transactio(...)

Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the Citizens’ Assembly should be reconvened to examine the link between church and State in education. Photograph: Frank Miller

Labour says the Citizens’ Assembly should be brought back to life to debate whether the decades-old link between the Church and State in running 90 pe(...)

Ronan Finn celebrates with Roberto Lopez after scoring Shamrock Rovers’ second goal against St Pat’s  at the Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

SHAMROCK ROVERS 3  ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC 0 First goals for the club from Lee Grace and Sam Bone, either side of the strike of the game fro(...)

 Graham Cummins celebrates scoring Cork City’s third goal during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Bray Wanderers at  Turner’s Cross. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Cork City 4 Bray Wanderers 0 A home win was never really in doubt as Cork City recorded a four-goal victory against Bray Wanderers for the second tim(...)

The Government favoured a digital age of consent of 13 and was supported by smaller parties and Independents. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government has lost a series of votes on data protection legislation including one on the digital age of consent. Fifteen Fine Gael members were (...)

INBS picked Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs in September 2007 to conduct a long-awaited sale of the building society.

Goldman Sachs, which was hired in 2007 to manage an abortive attempt to sell Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) before the financial crash, told(...)

Paschal Donohoe is expected to tell Fianna Fáil that at least €800m it had understood would be available will now not be included in the calculations for next year’s budget. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Minister for Finance is to restrict the room for extra budget spending even further than previously flagged with Fianna Fáil, whose support is nee(...)

The Irish Times reported recently that there are about 575 school applications for major refurbishments which the department has not been able to prioritise to date

A major backlog of hundreds of schools which need to be upgraded cannot be progressed with existing capital plans, according to internal Department of(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic’s Ryan Brennan is tackled by Joey O’Brien of Shamrock Rovers during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match at  Richmond Park. O’Brien was shown a red card. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 2 Shamrock Rovers 0 Second-half goals by Kevin Toner and Killian Brennan helped St Patrick’s Athletic to claim the spoils again(...)

The questioned of whether schools are free to change the content of relationship and sex education classes in order to protect their ethos was raised by a number of Oireachtas members

All schools are to be given new guidelines over the appropriate use of external groups to deliver sex education to students. This move comes amid crit(...)

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