Over the past 20 years there have been repeated examples of major capital project overruns. But has anything been learned from both these and the current National Children’s Hospital fiasco to warrant confidence that they can be prevented in future?, asks
Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has said she never sought to influence RTÉ coverage of the O’Higgins report into complaints from whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe, adding: “I have no idea how anybody could come to that conclusion.”
Ireland is losing out on billions of euro every year because eight of the 100 most lucrative Irish-based multinationals pay no corporation tax and five more have a tax bill of less than 1%.
Eight of the 100 highest earning Irish-based multi-nationals are paying no corporation tax whatsoever, five have a tax bill of less than 1% and others are effectively being paid by the taxman because of serious loopholes in the tax system.
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.
The president of Limerick Institute of Technology has accused the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee of portraying the college inaccurately when a recent meeting heard that LIT paid €627,000 to a number of staff members over a four-year period when it had no work for them.