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(...)

The purchase of the luxury Savoy hotel group in London and the €1.166 billion purchase of the Jurys Inn budget hotel chain were among  high-profile deals put together by Derek  Quinlan (above) before the banking and property markets crashed in late 2008. File photograph: Alan Weller/Bloomberg

Derek Quinlan, one of Ireland’s most prolific property financiers in the boom years, has been called to give evidence before the Oireachtas Banking In(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Simon Harris insisted the Government was “not initiating this on the basis of any evidence of wrongdoing”. Photograph:   Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Government is insisting it did not establish a review into deals struck by the former Anglo Irish Bank because of “any evidence of wrongdoing”.(...)

In his last ardfheis before a general election, Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin will hope to spark enthusiasm among party activists and attract addi(...)

Alan Kelly:  a more realistic time frame was that the commission would be  operational ahead of the next European and local elections, in 2019. Photograph: : Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government has committed to establish an independent electoral commission during its term of office.However, Minister for the Environment Alan Ke(...)

Comptroller and Auditor General Seamus McCarthy:  assessment  found that non-commercial State bodies are following rules laid down for audit committees in 2009 code of practice. Photograph: Frank Miller

State bodies are likely to start screening members of their internal audit committees for conflicts of interest and using formal procedures to select(...)

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. (...)

The report came from the office of Seamus McCarthy (above), who has responsibility for the audit of public funds. Photograph: Frank Miller

Fraud and error in jobseeker social welfare claims cost the State almost €140 million last year, according to the Comptroller & Auditor General(...)

Five farmers received social welfare overpayments averaging €116,000 each last year, according to the Comptroller & Auditor General’s report for 2(...)

Hospitals are always first in the queue for available health funding. But, as has become evident in recent years, when they don’t get what they want, (...)