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(...)

Rehab board member  Brian Kerr. Photograph: Stephen Collins / Collins Photos

With Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins nowhere to be seen yesterday, five of their former Rehab colleagues had an abject time of it in Leinster (...)

 Angela Kerins: to step down as Rehab chief executive tomorrow. File  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Rehab is facing cross-party demands within the Public Accounts Committee to definitively state today whether its outgoing chief Angela Kerins, (...)

Mary Lou McDonald: “It is a strong thing to  say that they have carried themselves in a manner that is disgusting.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan first used the “d-word” in relation to whistleblowers Sgt Maurice McCabe and retired garda John Wi(...)

Angela Kerins chief executive of Rehab arriving for the PAC meeting yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

You could say it was a case of Angela’s cashes dominating the day. In spite of a pre-emptive attempt by a solicitor acting for Rehab to limit t(...)

Tommy Broughan: said he welcomed the document and was considering it

A group of left-leaning Independent TDs are to meet next week to discuss the possible establishment of a loose alliance after they consider a draft ch(...)

Garda Sgt Maurice Mc Cabe arriving for the Public Account Committee meeting in Leinster House on January 30th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A majority of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) members has opposed the release of evidence given to it by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe. Serving (...)

The Treasury Building, home to Nama, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke.

An interesting piece of correspondence from the National Asset Management Agency has popped up on the website of the Public Accounts Committee. Sent o(...)

‘The inscrutability of the living cartoon enables Hook to be, by a considerable distance, the greatest Irish broadcaster since Gaybo, entering into the imaginations of his audience, inviting love and loathing in equal proportions.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

George Hook is Desperate Dan. Or perhaps Fred Flintstone going yabba-dabba-doo on the radio, with “the lovely Ingrid” back home in Bedrock. Or, perhap(...)

Whistleblower John Wilson attending the PAC last week. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Any examination of where the power resides in Irish politics will show that the Oireachtas, with very few exceptions, has been a creature of the Gover(...)

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