Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton today said a witness statement provided by an employee of his department who investigated tax evasion claims linked to senior politicians and others has been forwarded to the relevant authorities. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton is to meet the senior official in his department who has alleged tax evasion involving sen(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton: said gardaí had publicly stated that the matters were investigated. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Labour member of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee has called on the Revenue Commissioners to state publicly if allegations of tax evasion involvin(...)

Where’s Mary Lou? Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald usually questions Tánaiste Joan Burton on the issues of the day on a Thursday. Photograph: Eric Luke

“Where’s Mary Lou?” asked Labour’s Robert Dowds when it came to Sinn Féin’s turn yesterday at Opposition Leaders’ Questions.He was referring to the ab(...)

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(...)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: tabled a Dáil motion on the issue

A group of backbench Dublin Government TDs last night warned Ministers they would become “rebellious” if central funding for local authorities is div(...)

 Labour TD Kevin Humphreys: said  he would “cause havoc” if exchequer grants were reduced and diverted to other councils.  Photograph: Davd Sleator/The Irish Times

Government TDs representing Dublin constituencies have warned that local authorities in the capital should not be discriminated against because of hi(...)

Public Accounts Committee chairmanJohn McGuinness on Thursday demanded the resignation of two senior civil servants over their handling of health spending. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Chairman of the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) John McGuinness has defended his call for the resignation of two top health officials over thei(...)

The Public Accounts Committee is seeking to compel former Rehab chief Angela Kerins  to come before it.

Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins has threatened legal action against the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in advance of an anticipated rulin(...)

Minister of State for Transport Alan Kelly  during his announcement that he will seek election as Labour Party deputy leader. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 2:20

Two new candidates have emerged as contenders for the Labour Party deputy leadership this lunchtime.Minister of State for Research and Innovation Sean(...)

 Frank Flannery, former chief executive of Rehab. In an interview with the Sunday Independent, he asked:   “Why should I be publicly abused or brought in to be castigated?” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael backbenchers believe that former party strategist Frank Flannery should att(...)