Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton picturted after their first joint press conference outside government buildings last week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted he finds reshuffles difficult as he prepares to sack some junior ministers this afternoon. He said he and Tánaiste J(...)

Ciaran Lynch of Labour, who is chairing the banking inquiry. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

TDs and Senators on the banking inquiry objected to the prospect of public hearings being held as late as May or June 2015 at the committee’s inaugura(...)

Fianna Fail spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has said the argument over which politicians should be represented on the banking inquiry should end and the long-awaited investigation should proceed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has accused the Government of trying to control the banking inquiry “lock, stock and barrel”.He said the(...)

Independent Trinity Senator Sean Barrett has been voted onto the banking inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government’s majority on the banking inquiry is in doubt after a Seanad committee voted to place two Opposition Senators on the long-awaited inves(...)

 Rehab’s board gave in to political pressure to reveal the remuneration paid to its group chief executive Angela Kerins. The figures showed her salary had risen to €240,000 from €234,000 in 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Rehab organisation has signalled to the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that it will only answer questions at a hearing today in relat(...)

Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins and group chairman Brian Kerr at the Rehab Group board meeting in Sandymount, south Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

An attempt by Rehab to defuse the controversy over its top-level pay polices is facing an immediate challenge from the Public Accounts Committee am(...)

Public Accounts Committee vice-chairman Kieran O’Donnell said the accumulated loss to the taxpayer from development projects entered into by the DDDA, which included the CHQ development at Custom House Quay (above), was €185 million. Photograph: David Sleator

Records taken in advance of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority’s (DDDA) purchase of the Irish Glass Bottle site regarding its potential financ(...)

Fine Gael Dublin South-East TD and PAC member Eoghan Murphy said he 
was “concerned that we have already overstepped the mark” on the penalty points issue.

A rift has emerged within the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) over whether it should hear evidence from a Garda whistleblower on the penalty points co(...)

Fine Gael TD John Deasy has warned against rashly calling organisations before the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Public Accounts Committee has been given a legal warning that it is in danger of straying outside of its remit in the way it is carrying out its (...)

Niamh Brennan, the former chairwoman of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority, is due to attend before the Dáil Committee on Public Accounts to give evidence to its inquiry

The former chief executive of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) strongly criticised the authority’s former chairwoman, Niamh Brennan, (...)