Maybe minister

Minister of State Tom Parlon has deflected controversy successfully since his appointment in 2002 but the ex-IFA president faces an uncertain future as next year's election approaches. By Frank Connolly

Green belt up for rezoning

Plans to rezone lands in north Dublin have met with criticism from local residents, who say that the area is not suited to industrial use and that the changes will benefit a landowner who has been accused of operating an unauthorised haulage business there. By Frank Connolly

The House Purchase

Celia Larkin, whose bank account details have been sought by the Mahon tribunal, was among the first people to view the house after it was put on sale through auctioneers Sherry Fitzgerald in late 1994. Informed property sources have confirmed that Sherry FitzGerald handled the sale in 1995.
By Frank Connolly

Exclusive: Bertie and Manchester businessmen

Bertie Ahern made several trips to Manchester in the early 1990s that were paid for by millionaire businessmen lobbying the government for the development of a casino at the former Phoenix Park racecourse. Ahern was Minister for Finance at the time. By Frank Connolly