Pat Smith was forced to resign because of the controversy over his remuneration. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

One insider described it as a “code of omerta” across the entire upper echelon of the organisation. Another said the controversy was merely a smokescr(...)

IFA general secretary Pat Smith (left) with the organisation’s president Eddie Downey. The IFA voted against releasing details of Mr Smith’s pay earlier this month. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has come under renewed pressure to reveal the salaries of its top brass, amid reports its general secretary, Pat (...)

John Rogers chipped in with €70,000 of fresh equity for Newgrange Gold in May 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Newgrange Gold, the Meath rapeseed oil business owned by former attorney general John Rogers, slipped a little deeper into the red last year. No panic(...)

Rehab’s 2014 annual report shows one employee received between €320,000-€330,000 last year through salary and redundancy payments

One departing staff member at the Rehab charity received salary and redundancy payments of between €320,000 and €330,000 last year. That is accordin(...)

Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy ruled last week Anglea Kerins is entitled to certain categories of documents used by the PAC

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to appeal against a High Court order directing it to disclose certain documents to former Rehab chief exec(...)

Angela Kerins: seeking orders including one restraining the PAC from pursuing further examination of Rehab’s finances. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins is entitled to certain documents used by the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) relating to its investiga(...)

Former  Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins was assailed by “a pack of parliamentary vultures” when the  Dáil’s  Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was investigating State funding of the organisation, her lawyer has told the High Court.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Former Rehab chief executive officer Angela Kerins was assailed by “a pack of parliamentary vultures” when the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) (...)

Former Rehab Group chief execuitve Angela Kerins. File  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Rehab Group claims it is entitled to an indemnity from its former chief executive Angela Kerins in relation to defamation proceedings brought over(...)

Power to the people: water-charge protesters on Merrion Square. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Anadolu/Getty

For the sake of civility we’ll call them national conversations. Others might dub them soul-searching, or bandwagoning or shouting matches. Anyway, 20(...)

Part of the water charges protest in Dublin earlier this month. ‘The Government seemed somewhat taken aback by the size of the marches and the depth of anger and disillusionment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was the first Dáil sitting of the New Year and an optimistic Enda Kenny couldn’t speak highly enough of the wonder that was soon to be Irish Water.(...)