John Bruton

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Dissident Fine Gael TDs and senators including former Junior Minister Lucinda Creighton have tabled a motion calling on the Oireachtas to reform the Seanad if next week’s referendum is defeated

Dissident Fine Gael TDs and senators including former Junior Minister Lucinda Creighton have tabled a motion calling on the Oireachtas to reform the S(...)

Since its inception, the IFSC has been a big success story for Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Yesterday, about 130 people turned out at the impressive new Marker Hotel in Dublin for the third annual conference hosted by the Federation of Intern(...)

President of the Irish Financial Services Centre, John Bruton,  said Ireland should seek to become a centre of excellence in compliance. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ireland should seek to become a centre of excellence in compliance and risk management for financial services companies, John Bruton, president of IFS(...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton, Chairman of IFSC Ireland

There will be yet another invasion of chalk-striped suits in the city next Tuesday, when the Federation of International Banks in Ireland (FIBI), a di(...)

Home body: Roddy Doyle in Clontarf, in north Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Roddy Doyle’s writing used to inspire death threats. His 1994 television drama Family angered some people for its depiction of domestic violence and f(...)

Members of the Council of State at Áras an Uachtarain yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has signed into law the Government’s Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. Áras an Uachtaráin confirmed the move in a (...)

Sprightly former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave (93) stepped from his car and – old pro that he is – turned to face the grateful photographers with a cheery wave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Where is this council estate anyway? The President invited it to Áras an Uachtaráin yesterday.That’s a lot of chairs and biscuits. Good old Michael D.(...)

President Michael D Higgins and the Council of State which is meeting today to advise him on whether he should refer the new abortion Bill to the Supreme Court.

The meeting of the Council of State convened by President Michael D Higgins to discuss the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill has ended after m(...)

President Higgins: seven individuals on the council are chosen by the President

Final preparations were under way at Áras an Uachtaráin last night for the first meeting of the Council of State since President Michael D Higgins (...)

Eighteen per cent of High Court and Supreme Court judges interviewed for a 2004 study believed their political connections had an influence on their appointment. “It would be naive to think politics wouldn’t be a factor, but I think it’s less of a factor nowadays than it was,” says one judge.

It may not be a word that crops up very often when Supreme Court judges convene to decide a case. In some lawyers’ shorthand, it signifies a world (...)

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