Taoiseach Enda Kenny increased the pressure on ECB president Mario Draghi to appear before the Oireachtas banking inquiry.


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A view from the roof of Commercial Travellers Club building in Martin Place of the thousands of floral tributes for deceased hostages Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson on December 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cole Bennetts/Getty Images)



Credit union members reassured after transfer

The Central Bank has reassured members of Killorglin Credit Union that their funds are protected and that all services will continue to be available to them following its transfer to Tralee Credit Union.


Medics sideline Sexton until February

Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton will miss the start of the Six Nations next February after being sidelined for three months on medical grounds following a number of concussions this year.


With political parties in transition, something will come out of ‘left’ field

CHRISTMAS is traditionally when we reflect on the past 12 months and speculate about the future. What feels different about the 2014 political review/scene setter is that there is so much happening that it is difficult to make a prediction of any accuracy about next year.



Widening of tax probe takes heat off State

The issue of Ireland’s tax regime was not raised for the first time in a long time at the EU summit, showing that pressure to change its tax regime has lessened as a result of the EU investigation being widened to include all EU countries.


Why I can’t take another Irish Christmasby Liz O’Neill

Fashion & Beauty

Tried and tested: mascara

Food & Drink

Champagne for Christmas

Diet & Fitness

Look after your curves this Christmas with this simple workoutBy Amanda Khouv

Home & Interiors

Wish List: Some festive gift ideas to brighten any home


Munich: Where you're guaranteed bier und good timesBy Jonathan deBurca Butler

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Art lovers select their favourite Crawford Gallery pieceby Alan O’Riordan


Nature table: What do you know about mistletoe?By Dick Warner