Sean Fitzpatrick

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Ms Arundel is charged with entering the pensioner’s home and stealing a watch, a mobile phone, a bank card, a cash box and €15 in cash on May 1st. Photograph: iStock

A total of €53.68 million was paid in criminal legal aid to lawyers in 2017 – an increase of 9 per cent on the €49 million paid out the previous year.(...)

Irish law from 2010 limits to six months the period under which a person can be suspended while falling under regulatory investigation. The Central Bank wants this to be extended. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank has pressed for laws to make “egregious recklessness” by the heads of banks and insurers and other financial firms a criminal offence(...)

Joe Kennedy, the wealthy father to a US president, famously sold his shares before the 1929 Wall Street Crash after a shoeshine boy gave him stock tip(...)

“Er, it’s the Vico Road... Do you think anyone around here cleans their own gaff?” Illustration: Alan Clarke

It’s been a busy year for Ross O’Carroll Kelly as he and his extended family continued to amuse us, 20 years after the south Co Dublin character was c(...)

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

Bulmers cider maker C&C has been a consistent supporter of and advocate for minimum unit pricing in Ireland since it was first mooted in 2013. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Until the term was ruined by right-wing headbangers, “virtue-signalling” was useful as a descriptor for certain tendencies of the self-righteous gang (...)

The Four Courts. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A dispute over the entitlement of the wife of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick to an interest in “substantial” assets held in his sol(...)

All our major churches are ageing and in decline.

The churches run 96 per cent of our primary schools and approximately 50 per cent at secondary level, yet the fastest growing cohort in the Irish popu(...)

“Oh, to be a fly on the deluxe interior on the day when Sir Clive Woodward, stuck in one of those eternal traffic jams outside MacHale Park, would have rolled down the window of the Rolls-Royce to have a local steward advising him that it was ‘bananas’ on the Lawn Road.” Photograph: Dean Treml/Getty Images

Oh, they’ve done it now, those elitists of World Rugby, pouring cold water and even colder technical criticism on Ireland’s big dreams of hosting the (...)

The   Central Bank’s  new Dublin Docklands headquarters. The news that Irish banks are making bigger profits on mortgage lending than those in any other euro zone state will have stuck in the craw of anyone caught up in the tracker scandal. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

“Onwards and upwards!” shouted publican Martin Morrissey to cheers from other locals in Athenry, Co Galway, this week after Apple’s planned data centr(...)

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