Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness: gave  insight into how the committee operates and what its real agenda is. Photograph: Eric Luke

Stephen Donnelly, the energetic Independent TD for Wicklow and east Carlow, is generally credited with having struck a severe blow to the credibili(...)

Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins  claims she suffered ill health and had to leave her position as chief executive of Rehab as a result of her interaction with the PAC in February. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Lawyers for former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins have served papers on members of the Public Accounts Committee as part of her action claiming d(...)

PAC chairman John McGuinness said it was ‘not uncommon for officials and the chairman to meet with witnesses and for the chairman to explain the context and the procedures’. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has reiterated his view that there was nothing unusual about his meeting with former Rehab chief executi(...)

Frank Flannery tells the summer school  it is “increasingly” the destiny of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to come together. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael strategist and Rehab chief executive Frank Flannery has sharply criticised the party’s local election campaign as “one of the worst”(...)

File photograph of former Rehab chief Angela Kerins who has filed a High Court action for compensation arising from a PAC investigation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Public Accounts Committee plans a “robust” response to former Rehab chief Angela Kerins after she filed a High Court action for compensation ar(...)

Former Fine Gael strategist and Rehab chief executive Frank Flannery has sharply criticised the party’s local election campaign as “one of the worst” he has ever seen.  File Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former Fine Gael strategist and Rehab chief executive Frank Flannery has sharply criticised the party’s local election campaign as “one of the worst” (...)

Former Rehab chief executive and Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery (right) has denied there was anything ‘cosy’ about a person with links to Fine Gael lobbying a Government of which the party was a member. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Former Rehab chief executive Frank Flannery has launched a stinging attack on the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee, saying its behaviour in examin(...)

Fine Gael TD John Deasy, who accused two other TDs of being ‘bullsh***rs’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The legal adviser to the Dáil and Seanad accused members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of undermining her independence and was very upset at(...)

Diarmaid O Corrbuí of the Carmichael Centre, with representatives of groups facing cuts (from left) Dearbhla Wynne, Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, Grainne Denning, Coeliac Society of Ireland, Patricia Towey, Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland and Rita O’Reilly, Parent Line. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

First, run a funding competition based on woolly criteria. Then, leave the results sitting on the Minister’s desk for months (or at least until after (...)

 Deputy director general of the HSE Laverne McGuinness told the PAC that they were seeking to have the payments continued on an individualised or “red circled” basis. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 60 senior managers in voluntary hospitals and health agencies are claiming to have contractual entitlements to retain additional or top-up p(...)