The Kerry-based hotel group behind the last-minute legal challenge to the €50m state-funding package for Cork's event centre has been accused of lodging a “nasty, vexatious, commercial ambush” on the stalled project.
Tue, 04 Feb, 2020
A county councillor faces a significant legal bill arising out of his failed High Court bid to halt an ethics inquiry into comments he made while being secretly filmed by RTE's Primetime Programme.
Tue, 10 Sep, 2019
We take a trip down memory lane and check out what happened on this day in years gone by by looking back at some Irish Examiner front pages and highlighting other events which went down in history across the world.
Thu, 29 Aug, 2019
A residents group has brought a High Court challenge to a decision to refer to the gardaí an alleged breach of political lobbying law over opposition to a plan to build an interpretive centre at Dublin's Hellfire Club.
Mon, 01 Jul, 2019
Michael D Higgins must reimburse taxpayers for using publicly funded services, including cars, offices, or staff at Áras an Uachtaráin during his campaign for re-election, the State’s ethics watchdog has declared.
Wed, 29 Aug, 2018
The US foundation which awarded funding to Amnesty Ireland for its campaign against Ireland’s abortion laws has taken issue with the State ethics watchdog’s claims that it had said the money was for “political purposes”.
Fri, 22 Dec, 2017
Leo Varadkar has issued a thinly veiled threat at Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, saying people losing their jobs over scandals “needs to happen a little bit more in the public sector”.
Fri, 02 Jun, 2017
Senior officials at the crisis-hit garda college were told nine years ago the facility’s “laundry” account and certain learning grants were being used for officer loans, bonuses and entertainment costs for unknown reasons.
Fri, 02 Jun, 2017
Any new version of the Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement will repeat the failures of the current model unless the Government changes the funding and staffing arrangements too, a leading anti-corruption watchdog has warned.
Mon, 29 May, 2017
A group campaigning for the repeal of the constitutional amendment that prohibits abortion has confirmed it returned funding it received from an international organisation following correspondence with the ethics watchdog.
Sat, 01 Apr, 2017
Fine Gael’s director of elections has staunchly defended his party’s 2016 general election bill, saying its ballot box wipeout would have been even worse if it did not spend almost 40% more than any other party.
Sun, 15 Jan, 2017
An unsuccessful general election candidate was jailed for five days yesterday for refusing to pay a €300 fine arising out of his conviction for failing to file a list of donations with the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo).
Fri, 13 May, 2016