Catherine Murphy said there were “obvious questions of probity”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Questions have been raised about the awarding of the call service contract for Irish Water to Cork-based company Abtran. Social Democrats TD Catheri(...)

 Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy said there were “obvious questions of probity” in the awarding of an Irish Water contract to Abtran. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Questions have been raised about the awarding of the call service contract for Irish Water to Cork-based company Abtran. Social Democrats TD Catheri(...)

The request by the tourist assistance service was made in a letter in recent months to Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and posted on Tuesday to the lobbying register. Photograph: The Irish Times

A tourism body wants the Government to provide a seven-day Dublin city centre drop-in centre for visitors who fall victim to crimes such as robbery an(...)

National Women’s Council of Ireland director Orla O’Connor: Breakthrough Manifesto for Women “going really well”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One hundred candidates for this year’s general election have now signed up to the The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) Breakthrough Manifest(...)

Catherine Murphy: She pointed out in a Dáil debate that the Mahon and Moriarty tribunals had cost more than €200 million but implementation of their recommendations had been wholly unsatisfactory. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government is involved in a “calculated removal of oversight” on matters of public interest, Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy has claimed. (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the annual turning on of the Christmas tree lights in Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Criminal charges may follow from the RTE Investigates programme, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. He was responding to Fianna Fáil lead(...)

The Prime Time Investigates special on political corruption could  add up to no more than a slot on a TV history programme without firm action, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said.  File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The significance of Monday’s RTÉ programme on political corruption will extend no further than Reeling in the Years unless the Government acts, Sinn F(...)

 Catherine Murphy: said she favoured the reconstitution of Siteserv PLC, which is now in liquidation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Social Democrats party has proposed the establishment of an anti-corruption agency as part of a long-term response to the issues raised by the Com(...)

Social Democrat TD Catherine Murphy TD outside the Dáil. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sloppy planning and construction legislation has resulted in unnecessary bills for management companies for many residents in multi-unit developments,(...)

 Martin Ferris: The Horse Racing Ireland Bill  will give more control to the executive and dilute the power of industry bodies whose representatives are elected to the board by members, he said. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Powerful on-course bookmakers could now get a seat on the board of Horse Racing Ireland, the governing body of the industry in Ireland, which sends ou(...)