Former taoisigh have warned of violent and criminal consequences if Brexit triggers the setting up of fresh border infrastructure in the North.
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018
Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin says legislation cannot be brought in to reduce pensions of retired politicians, as they are constitutionally protected.
Sun, 12 Jul, 2015
Two former Fianna Fáil taoisigh and a finance minister could be called to give evidence in a European Parliament investigation of how the corporate tax system in Ireland worked for both Apple and U2.
Mon, 09 Mar, 2015
For a man who had battled all his life, it was fitting that his last fight was the toughest and, perhaps, the most heroic.
Tue, 09 Dec, 2014
Niall Horan is in the club, as is Barack Obama and Angelina Jolie.
Wed, 13 Aug, 2014
THE strongest emotions created in any cabinet reshuffle are resentment, jealously, and anger.
Tue, 08 Jul, 2014
Mon, 13 Jan, 2014
The Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, said no former Government members should be subject to physical assaults.
Mon, 11 Nov, 2013
The failures of our political system were a major contributor to the Irish banking crisis, necessitating the €64bn bailout. That is €13,457 for every man, woman and child.
Thu, 12 Sep, 2013
One of Ireland’s best-known sports broadcasters was today remembered as an enthusiastic and articulate reporter gifted with a marvellous memory and unique voice.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2013
President Michael D Higgins will today seek advice from the Council of State on whether he should refer new abortion legislation to the Supreme Court.
Mon, 29 Jul, 2013
What happens the money collected by the local property tax? You don’t need to be Constantin Gurdgiev to understand.
Sat, 01 Jun, 2013
Trade Unions are now mulling over the revised Croke Park Agreement and making up their minds on whether they will accept or reject it.
Wed, 27 Feb, 2013
The proposed Oireachtas inquiry into the banking crisis could be undermined by the timing of the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick.
Tue, 12 Feb, 2013
Any likely parliamentary inquiry into the banking crisis will not have the power to investigate past governments where the reputation of former office holders could be directly adversely affected, according to a confidential briefing for TDs.
Mon, 11 Feb, 2013
IT WAS the moment people across Ireland recoiled in horror as they realised the muck they had been fed after it emerged 99% of the Coalition’s programme for government contained horse manure.
Sat, 19 Jan, 2013
For many people €325 may not be a particularly significant sum.
Sat, 08 Dec, 2012
Legal and constitutional challenges restrict further reductions of premium pensions for politicians and office holders, according to junior finance minister Brian Hayes.
Wed, 07 Nov, 2012
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Government will reflect on plans for a public inquiry into the banking crisis amid proposals that such a probe could be wrapped up in three months.
Sat, 07 Jul, 2012
A clash over the need for a public inquiry into the 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane by loyalist gunmen was the only flashpoint in a Downing St summit between Enda Kenny and David Cameron.
Tue, 13 Mar, 2012
An London based politician and a former Supreme Court Judge are among the seven people appointed to the Council of State by the President Michael D Higgins.
Fri, 06 Jan, 2012
Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin will today announce €2.2bn in public spending cuts, including a €700m reduction in welfare, health and education spending.
Mon, 05 Dec, 2011
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will prepare the country for a looming austerity Budget when he delivers an historic State of the Nation address tonight.
Sun, 04 Dec, 2011
ENDA KENNY will deliver a “state of the nation” address on television tomorrow night about the budget and the eurozone crisis.
Sat, 03 Dec, 2011
THEY may not be taking the kids with them to their new home in the Phoenix Park, but Michael D and Sabina aren’t the only ones moving into the Áras on November 11.
Tue, 08 Nov, 2011
The Government has today published the wording of a referendum that could see former Taoisigh Brian Cowen and Bertie Ahern, as well as former bankers, appear as witnesses in a banking inquiry.
Mon, 12 Sep, 2011
Most guests attending tonight's State dinner have now arrived at Dublin Castle.
Wed, 18 May, 2011
SOME claim it’s a race to the bottom, others see it as the only way to survive but one thing is for sure — there’s never been options and value in Irish golf like this before.
Tue, 22 Mar, 2011
The Council of State will meet today to advise the President on controversial new laws covering the multibillion-euro international bailout and the banks.
Tue, 21 Dec, 2010
Wed, 08 Dec, 2010
THE then German ambassador to Ireland, Christian Pauls, made the mistake of laughing at our folly when addressing a group of German businessmen in Clontarf Castle more than three years ago, almost exactly a year before the banking crisis in the US became world news.
Thu, 25 Nov, 2010
Political divisions were put to one side today as the funeral took place in Cork of seven-year-old Léana Martin, the daughter of Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin.
Tue, 02 Nov, 2010
BRIAN LENIHAN should not address the annual Michael Collins commemoration in Béal na mBláth because Fianna Fáil’s predecessors murdered Mr Collins, a Fine Gael senator has said.
Thu, 12 Aug, 2010
Senator David Norris writes serious revision is required in the Seanad, otherwise it would be better to shut up shop
Wed, 04 Aug, 2010
The two houses of the Oireachtas are due to hold a joint sitting at the Mansion House in Dublin today to mark the 90th anniversary of the first Dáil.
Tue, 20 Jan, 2009
The Luas bridge in Dundrum should be re-named after late TD and Government Minister Seamus Brennan to mark his achievements, it was claimed today.
Sun, 10 Aug, 2008
Former Government minister Seamus Brennan was a distinguished patriot who helped shape a more modern and confident Ireland, the Taoiseach said today.
Fri, 11 Jul, 2008
THE essence of leadership is good example. The Government is suggesting that people should hold the line and forget about wage increases.
Sat, 05 Jul, 2008
IT was interesting to note during the Lisbon Treaty campaign how Fine Gael rolled out its former leaders and Taoisigh to debate the issues and to enhance the party’s campaign.
Fri, 20 Jun, 2008
FRIDAY the 13th proved to be a very lucky day for the Irish, for the 99.3% of Europe denied a vote and also a great day for democracy in general.
Sat, 14 Jun, 2008
AFTER a period of some 30 years of being governed by Taoisigh who were either inept or corrupt, or both, the advent of Brian Cowen as head of government is to be warmly welcomed.
Tue, 06 May, 2008
THE Taoiseach was afforded a magnificent stage to wind up his political career with an address to a joint session of the US Congress on Wednesday. He became only the 102nd foreigner to address the two houses together.
Sat, 03 May, 2008