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 the (...)

 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(...)

Committee chairman John McGuinness wondered aloud “did this consultant get to bed at all”. Photograph: Getty Images

A consultant surgeon was paid almost €736,000 in salary, on-call allowances and other payments last year, the Dáil Public Accounts Committee has heard(...)

The bulk of the €22m tax settlement reached between the HSE and the Revenue Commissioners in recent weeks related to the late payment of employers’ PRSI

More than 50 medical consultants are “years” behind in signing off on claim forms that would release money owed to the Health Service Executive (HSE),(...)

The Department of Health’s secretary general declined to estimate what the deficit will be by the end of the year. Photograph: File Photo/Getty Images

The health service was €325 million over budget for the first nine months of the year, the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee has been told. Department (...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has said he expects the party’s leadership to change after the next general election. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has said he expects the party’s leadership to change after the next general election. Mr McGuinness told The Irish Time(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh addresses the Public Accounts Committee.

Chairman of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) Frank Daly has told the Public Accounts Committee he rejected any allegation that the sale of(...)

Mulch founder John McGuinness: “Sometimes you just have to step back and trust in people’s abilities.” Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

John McGuinness was working in landscaping when he realised there were no good facilities to get rid of garden waste and similarly no place to get goo(...)