A member of management at the Beacon Hospital in Dublin has resigned following allegations of procurement irregularities between some hospital staff and a supplier. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

A member of management at the Beacon Hospital in Dublin has resigned following allegations of procurement irregularities between some hospital staff a(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern gave an hour-long interview to Miriam O’Callaghan on RTÉ Radio One on Sunday. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Following a lengthy stint in the banking inquiry’s witness box, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has re-emerged to vent his spleen at the Mahon tribuna(...)

 Nama chairman Frank Daly and chief exective Brendan McDonagh  arriving at the Public Accounts Committee in Leinster House, Dublin, in early July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There’s an old joke about the driver who gets lost in Kerry and pulls over to ask for directions. “If I were you, I wouldn’t start from here,” replies(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace. Photograph: Courts Collins

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to issue another invitation to Independent TD Mick Wallace to appear before it in private session. Mr Wall(...)

Cleaning in the A&E Department at Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick. Photograph: The |rish Times

The Health Service Executive spent €38 million on external cleaning companies last year. In a letter to the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC(...)

PAC chairman John McGuinness. Photograph: David Sleator

The Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) plans to investigate claims that almost €10 million in an offshore account was intended to pay figures asso(...)

The Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness said getting value for money is central to proper procurement, but in the case of the HSE “that is simply not happening”. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The Health Service Executive is failing to get value for money for the taxpayer by failing to procure goods and services competitively, according to a(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: reiterated the independence of Nama and the presence of a good oversight mechanism.  Photograph: Etienne Laurent/ EPA

Mick Wallace wanted to do the Taoiseach a favour. It had to do with vultures. And the way they might peck at you. But Enda wasn’t particularly bothe(...)

Chairman of the PAC John McGuinness said it was extraordinary that families were being forced to sleep in hotels after leaving rental accommodation. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General discovered “significant issues” with internal fraud measures in two social welfare offices in 2013, an(...)

Bobby Aylward (centre) has his hand raised by Carlow-Kilkenny Fianna Fáil colleague John McGuinness on his arrival at Leinster House after winning a byelection in the constituency at the weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil put on a united front as it welcomed Carlow-Kilkenny byelection winner Bobby Aylward back to Leinster House. Mr Aylward (60) arrived to t(...)