Michael Noonan: “I don’t see any staffing crisis emerging in any of the banks because of pay caps. €500,000 is an awful lot of money”

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said he does not believe the Oireachtas banking inquiry can examine witnesses while the Anglo Irish Bank crimin(...)

Ciarán Lynch (Labour): the chairman of the 
Oireachtas finance committee, is the clear favourite to chair the banking inquiry

As many as 50 support staff will be engaged for the upcoming Oireachtas banking inquiry, it has emerged. The budget for the investigation will roug(...)

We do not trust our public institutions. Some say this doesn’t matter too much: it was ever thus. Others argue lack of trust in public institutions ha(...)

Outgoing Language Commissioner Seán Ó Cuirreáin.

Irish language Commissioner Seán Ó Cuirreáin has said the Irish language is being continuously driven out to the margins of Irish society in a process(...)

Homing pigeons are released into the sky at the launch of Ireland’s inaugural Missing Persons Day in Farmleigh House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The first Wednesday in every December is to be designated Missing Persons Day, Minister for Justice Alan Shatter announced yesterday. The Minister app(...)

 Michael D Higgins: former chairman of the party.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

TDs and Senators can no longer serve as chairperson or vice-chair of the Labour party, conference decided in a move described as “sectarian”.Delegates(...)

Judge Peter Smithwick: chairman and sole member of the tribunal

The final report of the Smithwick Tribunal into allegations of collusion in 1989 between gardaí and the IRA killers of two RUC officers is likely to b(...)

The Dáil has observed a moment’s silence to mark the 50th anniversary today of the assassination of US president John F Kennedy. Fianna Fáil TD Barry (...)

Minister for Health  James Reilly and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald speaking to reporters in Pearse Street Library today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly has said he has no intention of resigning and criticised Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin for calling for his resign(...)

 Christopher Coburn and Patrick Lavelle put the finishing touches on the polling station at the Labour Relations Commission on Haddington Road, Dublin .

There was a barely submerged rage against the possible dying of the light among Senators yesterday as the House sat for the last time before today’s r(...)

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