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Brendan Smith: pleaded guilty to bid-rigging. Photograph: Collins Courts.

If you’re a white collar criminal, come into the parlour. There’s a welcome there for you. Recent events have reminded everybody – as if we needed rem(...)

Firmer director of Aston Carpets and Flooring Brendan Smith was fined €7,500 and given a three-month suspended prison sentence. Photograph: Collins Courts

The path to the State’s first bid-rigging conviction took five years to complete. The long journey for prosecutors ended with just a suspended prison (...)

 The newly-built  Central Bank of Ireland on North Wall Quay in Dublin:  Crean Mosaics, sister company of Aston Carpets and Flooring, recently completed €1.8 million of work on the new Central Bank headquarters.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The sister company of a flooring firm convicted of bid rigging on major building projects received millions of euro from State-funded projects, even a(...)

Brendan Smith (39) at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A former company director who pleaded guilty to operating a price fixing scam that targeted large firms including Google and Paypal, has been fined €7(...)

Phil Dunne (left) and Brendan Butler from We Are Church Ireland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

I denied myself three times. I stood at the altar, denounced their image of Satan and promised to raise my godchildren in the Catholic faith. These w(...)

Caroline Dwyer, mother of Michael Dwyer, at Leinster House following a Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence Committee meeting on the killing of Mr Dwyer in Bolivia. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence have committed themselves to supporting Caroline Dwyer, the mother see(...)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir of Sinn Féin: appeared before an Oireachtas committee to discuss the implications of Brexit. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Irish Government could do more to help release a total of €120 million in cross-Border funding that is stalled in the system, the Northern Execut(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin: set to  outline his strategy for the forthcoming Dáil term. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin will outline his strategy on Monday for the forthcoming Dáil term, which will be dominated by October’s budget. The(...)

Former deputy editor of The Irish Times James “Jim” Downey  at his home in Monkstown, Co Dublin, in October 2009. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

James Downey had journalism and politics in his blood, but last Wednesday he decided he could wait no longer for a government to be formed, mourners a(...)

Fine Gael TD Andrew Doyle (left) and Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan (right) are to consult  supporters before making their decisions known on Tuesday on whether to run for  Ceann Comhairle. Photographs: Dave Meehan/Gareth Chaney

Fine Gael TD Andrew Doyle and Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan are both poised to run for the position of Ceann Comhairle. Mr Doyle and Ms O’Sulliva(...)

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