Clare deputy Michael McNamara said Government TDs, including those sitting on the banking inquiry, had voted in the Dáil not to allow the burning of senior bondholders. “We might not have liked it, but we did it,” he said. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Labour TD has accused members of the Oireachtas banking inquiry of “utter hypocrisy” over their recommendation that legal action should be taken aga(...)

More than 600 residents of the 298 apartments at Longboat Quay are affected by fire safety notices which empower Dublin Fire Brigade to evacuate the complex should it consider such a step necessary. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The Longboat Quay Management Company has initiated legal proceedings over liability for funding fire safety works costing of some €3.5 million at the (...)

Michael McNamara: expected to rejoin the Labour Party. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Clare TD Michael McNamara is set to return to the Labour fold after losing the party whip in May. Mr McNamara was the only Coalition deputy to (...)

Offaly’s Michael Duignan is tackled by Clare full back Brian Lohan during the 1995 All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

It will be the 20th anniversary – already! – next September but in the more modest environs of the qualifiers, Clare and Offaly will tomorrow stage(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said what  Ryanair will do with their stake is a matter for them.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Minister for Transport says it is up to Ryanair to decide whether or not they will sell their €400 million Aer Lingus stake. It is a decision by (...)

The Dáil has approved the sale of the State’s stake in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The Dáil has approved the sale of the State’s stake in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group (IAG) following an ill-tempered two-day debate. The(...)

Michael McNamara said he was not prepared “to gamble with what I believe is the key to the economic development of all of this State.” Photograph: Eric Luke/ THE IRISH TIMES

The decision was finally made to sell off some of the family silver in the Dáil yesterday. It was removed from the State’s sideboard amid bitter excha(...)

Enda Kenny said the sale of Aer Lingus would result in job creation, new routes and the Minister for Finance would have a veto over the sale of the valuable Heathrow slots under the deal with IAG, owners of British Airways and Iberian. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports backed the sale of Aer Lingus as being good for Ireland, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said in a strong defence of the sa(...)

Labour Party TD Michael McNamara. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Labour Party backbencher Michael McNamara is to vote against the Government in a Dáil motion on the sale of Aer Lingus later today. The Clare TD will (...)

Sale of the 25% stake will yield about €400 million for the State, but any investment will be in the form of public-private partnerships. Photograph: The Irish Times

The sale of the State’s 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group (IAG) has been recommended by the Cabinet and will go before t(...)

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