A  Bord na Mona  peat powered Power station in Co Offaly.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Despite the weight of conventional wisdom to the contrary, issues can and do move at high speed within the public sector. On Monday morning, the Na(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan arriving at Leinster House on   Thursday for an Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee meeting. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A claim by acting Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan that the loss of almost 1,500 gardaí in recent years has in no way affected the force’s polici(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said there was a “compelling case” for a review of the scheme. Photograph: Frank Miller

Some bus operators receive full payment for the free travel scheme but do not provide the service, Fianna Fáil has claimed.In other cases operators ar(...)

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(...)

The net cost of public-sector pensions was about €1.37 billion last year, according to the Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin

The net cost of public-sector pensions was about €1.37 billion last year, according to the Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin. In response(...)

 Mary Hanafin with her Fianna Fáil affiliation papers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 1:41

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin came under pressure yesterday as some of his party’s most senior TDs strongly criticised the decision to approach(...)

Mary Hanafin: will seek party’s nomination in Dún Laoghaire at next general election. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Senior Fianna Fáil figures have sharply criticised former minster for education Mary Hanafin for describing the party’s(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Efforts to establish how many retired public servants are re-employed by State agencies could create a “new bureaucracy”, Mi(...)

Senior Fine Gael figures last night paid tribute to Frank Flannery for his years of “unstinting and loyal service for the party”

Senior Fine Gael figures last night paid tribute to Frank Flannery for his years of “unstinting and loyal service for the party” while the Oppo(...)

“Oh, yes” Enda will tell them. “The only Bill I passed this week was Bill Clinton!” Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

How’s this for showing off in front of your political pals? Fine Gael is all of a dither this week as fellow members of the European Peop(...)