The new State company is working on a strategy to revive its portfolio, beginning with upgrading buildings in the Shannon Free Zone. Photograph Arthur Ellis/Press22.

More than 200 commercial properties owned by the Republic’s newest State company are empty, the Dáil Committee on Public Accounts heard yesterday. (...)

Acting Commissioner Noirín O Sullivan: “fully committed to improving the effectiveness and transparency of the penalty points system”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Garda penalty points regime has systemic weaknesses which result in up to 20 per cent of fines not being collected, a report published by the Publ(...)

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan: a draft report from the Public Accounts Committee is highly critical of his handling of the penalty points controversy. Photograph: David Sleator

Garda superintendents were not held accountable for the high failure rates in serving court summonses on drivers given penalty points, and some membe(...)

As demands for the extra Garda resources are usually created by a commercial events, the force charges for it – the Garda generated €2.869 million from such activities last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Garda raised almost €3 million last year by charging sports bodies, event promoters and commercial entities for the policing provided to them.Mult(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan:   has forwarded  allegations to Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and requested a public-interest investigation by the ombudsman, to which the Minister agreed. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The interim Garda Commissioner has said new allegations that penalty points are still being terminated in controversial circumstances have been ref(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 Frank Flannery: “I might talk to Phil Hogan about Galway and Kilkenny in a Leinster final and on a friendly basis with people in the party. Am I talking to people about Fine Gael policy? No.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former Rehab chief executive and Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery has said a meaningful apology from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for the (...)

Mary Lou McDonald: interview showed her rewriting the past

The Dáil adjourned for the summer recess with a publicity stunt from Sinn Féin which served as a reminder to all the other parties of just what a ruth(...)

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(...)