In its final report, the Moriarty Tribunal in Dublin has accused former
Fine Gael minister Michael Lowry of “profoundly corrupt” dealings and a
“venal abuse of office”.
US President Barack Obama has said he intends to visit Ireland in May.
Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has received his seal of office from
President Mary McAleese at Aras An Uachtarain this afternoon following
his election as Taoiseach of the 26-County state. He received 117 votes
to 27 at the first sitting of the new Dublin parliament.
British monarch Elizabeth Windsor will make an official visit to the
26-County State later this year, it has been confirmed.
Brian Stanley has clinched a seat for Sinn Fein in Laois/Offaly, the
first in 78 years.