The senior civil servant on the board of the National Children's Hospital has told the Dáil's Public Accounts Committee that he did nothing wrong by not telling cabinet ministers about the cost overruns associated with the project.
Thu, 16 May, 2019
The Public Accounts Committee is seeking "immediate clarity" in any possible conflict of interest over professional services firm PwC which not only advised health chiefs on the children's hospital but also completed a review of the project.
Thu, 11 Apr, 2019
The impact on tens of thousands of patients of escalating unrest in the health service continues today with members of the public asked not to use out of hours GP services as hundreds of family doctors gather in Dublin for a protest.
Wed, 06 Feb, 2019
A Government department has been accused of “the most appalling waste of public funds” after it was criticised for ploughing more than €8m into an arts cinema paying rent of just €1 a year for the next 25 years.
Fri, 30 Mar, 2018
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar could be hauled before a powerful Dáil committee to answer questions over the Strategic Communications Unit (SCU) controversy as soon as next week under plans to be finalised this morning.
Thu, 08 Mar, 2018
The multi-millionaire businessman, Larry Goodman, attempted to squeeze further concessions out of the Charles Haughey-led government in 1987, despite having already secured one of the largest ever state grants for a private company.
Sat, 30 Dec, 2017
As Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald yesterday confronted the strengthening possibility that she might become the second justice minister to lose a cabinet seat over one of the scandals that have so altered the perception of An Garda Síochána, another episode in our culture war played out in a Leinster House committee room when senior gardaí were guests of the Public Accounts Committee.
Fri, 24 Nov, 2017
Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, her deputy commissioners, and her director of finance should “have to go” in light of the imminent findings from a cross-party investigation into the garda college.
Tue, 18 Jul, 2017
Fresh controversy has enveloped Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan after she was criticised by the State’s financial watchdog for failing to mention possible financial irregularities at Templemore Garda College in a formal accounting notification to him.
Wed, 21 Jun, 2017
The head of the State body overseeing compensation payments to religious abuse victims has admitted its initial approach to victims was “appalling”, despite his own CEO defending claims some people are “so damaged” they will never be happy with the help that is given.
Fri, 14 Apr, 2017
Disgraced former chief executive of suicide prevention charity Console Paul Kelly threatened to sue the HSE if any details about the financial scandal emerged just 24 hours before RTÉ’s high-profile exposé on the organisation.
Sat, 16 Jul, 2016
Live cattle exports to new markets such as Turkey are “so important” because “we need to plan for the rest of the year to ensure that we do not have beef price problems later in the year on foot of an increasing herd”, said outgoing Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney last week.
Thu, 12 May, 2016
The bank inquiry whistle-blower who claimed the investigation is beset with “conflicts of interest” and “corruption” is considering legal action after a report into the allegations said there are absolutely “no facts” to back them up.
Sun, 06 Sep, 2015