Environment Minister Alan Kelly is facing fresh calls to publish the legal advice he says prevented him from adopting tough measures on the housing crisis, after experts challenged his claim such action would breach the Constitution.
Wed, 13 Apr, 2016
Senior civil servants are to face calls to appear again before an Oireachtas committee after a second organisation seemed to distance itself from suggestions that it was “satisfied” with privacy provisions of the postcode to be launched this year.
Sat, 17 Jan, 2015
When Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan was asked how he could be 100% sure there was no rogue element in the gardaí who may have been involved in alleged bugging, Justice Minister Alan Shatter intervened, saying: “We are back into what I was talking about last night, the narrative where there is an assumption that there was surveillance.
Sat, 15 Feb, 2014
By any standards, the decision of the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeal to order Boston College to hand over recordings of taped interviews with dozens of former IRA and UVF members, which were conducted on the basis of confidentiality, is bizarre and has significant implications for future academic and journalistic research (US tapes ‘may implicate IRA chiefs’ Irish Examiner, Jul 7).
Fri, 20 Jul, 2012
LIAM HENNESSY, president of Athletics Ireland, refuted allegations that he said he had spoofed and lied on his initial appearance when he was called before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Tourism, Culture, Sport, Community and Gaeltacht Affairs yesterday.
Thu, 16 Dec, 2010
LAND available for development around rural towns seems to dramatically exceed any potential demand in the foreseeable future, according to property investment adviser John Mulcahy, who addressed last Monday’s Joint Oireachtas Committee discussion with Finance Minister Brian Lenihan on draft National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) legislation.
Thu, 03 Sep, 2009
A SPECIAL examiner is expected to be appointed “within the next two weeks” by the Chartered Accountants Regulatory Board (CARB) to oversee the body’s planned investigation into the role played by leading accountancy firm Ernst & Young in the directors’ loans controversy at Anglo Irish Bank.
Thu, 12 Feb, 2009