St James’s Hospital made  an application to the Department of Health in May 2014 that  chief executive Brian Fitzgerald be allowed to  retain a €30,000 allowance for lecturing on top of his salary. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Health has rejected a bid by St James’s Hospital to allow its chief executive to retain a €30,000 allowance for lecturing on top of(...)

The National Maternity Hospital, Dublin: an  HSE audit  found  additional money from private sources was paid to three managers at the hospital, ranging from €30,000 to €39,000 a year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

The National Maternity Hospital in Dublin is facing fines from the HSE for continuing top-up payments to senior executives.The HSE said, in a report(...)

Emma Farrell from Charlestown, Finglas, leans on one of 100 pigs  before the start tomorrow of the Jack and Jill Childrens Foundation Pigs on Parade, an event which will take place around Dublin city in February and March.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Public contributions to Irish charities fell dramatically following controversy over payments for directors at the Central Remedial Clnic and Rehab, a(...)

A Government under siege

Administrative abuse, political complacency and lack of accountability provided the backdrop against which the Government was judged this year when th(...)

Part of the water charges protest in Dublin earlier this month. ‘The Government seemed somewhat taken aback by the size of the marches and the depth of anger and disillusionment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was the first Dáil sitting of the New Year and an optimistic Enda Kenny couldn’t speak highly enough of the wonder that was soon to be Irish Water.(...)

The Department of Health said this week it had received 85 business cases from the Health Service Executive seeking approval for individual pay levels in excess of the official rate.   Photograph: Frank Miller

The number of voluntary hospital and health service agency managers potentially in line to retain controversial top-up payments paid in addition to th(...)

Former AIB senior executive Donal Forde has said Irish charities need to ask whether they are paying their senior staff the right salary.

Former AIB senior executive Donal Forde has said the Irish charity sector needs to ask some “searching questions” in light of the scandals last year i(...)

Director of Dóchas Hans Zomer  encouraged people to use GoodCharity.ie  to support charities that operate transparently. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A new website aims to increase transparency in the charity sector by providing information to help members of the public evaluate charities before the(...)

 CRC  chief executive Stephanie Manahan: “Santa Bear is very much a part of our future and will play a role in the future of our fundraising. I need to be very clear about that.” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

The new chief executive of the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) has rejected a newspaper report last week which claimed the charity had axed its flagship(...)

 Angela Kerins, former  chief executive of Rehab:    She and Frank Flannery threatened legal action to prevent details of their remuneration being discussed at the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Rehab Group has appointed a new board in a move aimed at improving oversight and rebuilding its battered reputation following controversy over h(...)