The head of the department with primary responsibility for the Public Services Card project has agreed that it would have been “preferable” if a full business case had been prepared for it at its inception.
Mon, 04 Nov, 2019
The national children’s hospital board has been accused of hiding the findings of 11 more reviews and audits of the ballooning project’s financial controls and governance after refusing to immediately release the records.
Mon, 11 Feb, 2019
For many years, certainly since the collapse of 2008, any discussion about how our economy is managed, about how social justice and accountability might be made tenets of Government rather than occasional afterthoughts, invariably reaches the point where the performances of the conventional parties of power are questioned.
Mon, 01 Oct, 2018
The State’s financial watchdog has said former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan made comments about Sergeant Maurice McCabe along the lines that he was “not to be trusted” and had questions to answer over alleged “sexual offences”.
Sat, 14 Apr, 2018
By any yardstick the 2002 compensation deal for victims of clerical abuse agreed by education minister Michael Woods was disastrous — unless of course, your loyalties lie with the congregations who have dodged their responsibilities in what was to have been a 50/50 burden-sharing agreement.
Wed, 08 Nov, 2017
Your editorial ‘It just got harder to sustain tax argument’ (Irish Examiner, September 30) asked the question if we ‘want to remain some sort of rogue outlier’ in relation to taxing multinationals but the Comptroller and Auditor General’s annual report contradicted the basis of that statement elsewhere in the same editorial.
Mon, 02 Oct, 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 Dáil public accounts committee chair has claimed Nama officials warned him they had a “dossier” on his previous comments about the group at the same time they issued a clear legal threat over the findings of the PAC’s Project Eagle report.
Fri, 31 Mar, 2017
The Government says it will continue to assert “moral pressure” on religious orders to provide more money to cover the costs of redress to survivors of residential abuse, with one survivors’ group claiming Pope Francis should become involved.
Sat, 11 Mar, 2017