HSE director general  Tony O Brien arrives at Leinster House for a Public Accounts Committe meeting at Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The HSE would not contest any claims for damages from families or individuals arising out of the manner in which they were allegedly cared for at a f(...)

The case at the centre of the row involves a woman who, as a child, was placed in a care home in the south east in 1989. She was 11 and remained there until 2009, during which period she was allegedly subject to severe abuse. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

HSE director general Tony O’Brien has promised to give a comprehensive answer to the Public Accounts Committee over accusations it lied to members in (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Eric Luke

It’s vicious in Cork South-Central, where five high-profile sitting TDs are battling for one of four seats in this redrawn constituency. There’ll be b(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil will not enter coalition with Fine Gael because it would leave Sinn Féin in “pole position” to lead a future government, one of the party’(...)

Mr Justice Nial Fennelly. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two commissions of inquiry will have cost the State €7.6 million by the end of 2016, the Department of Public Expenditure has said. Secret(...)

Fine Gael TD John Deasy said the public had a right to know how much the commissions would cost before their establishment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Public Accounts Committee is to request the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform provide a detailed cost analysis before a commissio(...)

 General Secretary of Fianna Fáil Seán Dorgan told TDs to rule out the possibility of the party going into coalition with Fine Gael or Sinn Féin after the election campaign. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TDs must tell voters the party is ready for government and Micheál Martin should be the next taoiseach, it was claimed in a rebuke to t(...)

 Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness outside Leinster House. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned of signs of a “blank cheque” for funding of forthcoming State inquiries despite the fin(...)

Josephine “Jo Jo” Dollard has been missing since 1995. In 1999, garda posters were put up seeking the public’s help in locating the Kilkenny woman. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A leading Irish dairy producer is to be asked to print a missing person’s appeal for Jo Jo Dollard on the back of its milk cartons to compel people to(...)

Nama chair  Frank Daly at Leinster House in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The National Assets Management Agency (Nama) spent just in excess of €9 million on consultancy fees during the sale process for the Project Eagle port(...)