Former  Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins was assailed by “a pack of parliamentary vultures” when the  Dáil’s  Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was investigating State funding of the organisation, her lawyer has told the High Court.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Former Rehab chief executive officer Angela Kerins was assailed by “a pack of parliamentary vultures” when the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) (...)

Mich Wallace TD, with Clare Daly TD. Mr Wallace said the Dáil was the primary medium through which gardaí could be held to account

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett was asked by members of An Garda Síochána to stop TDs from making allegations which they deemed to be damaging to members(...)

Michael Lowry, pictured leaving the Four Courts  after a High Court action. Photograph: Courts Collins

Independent TD Michael Lowry has secured permission to bring a High Court challenge aimed at preventing his trial before Dublin Circuit Court on alleg(...)

The Central Bank Act 1942 have statutorily prohibited the bank from disclosing a huge array of confidential documents

A new law to allow the Oireachtas banking inquiry overcome the Central Bank’s strict secrecy laws will allow the committee only very limited scope in(...)

There are no plans to recruit new members to Fine Gael’s general election strategy team, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said.His comments came a(...)

Sinn Féin appears to have taken an entirely inconsistent approach in how it deals with allegations from whistleblowers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

So far this year, a number of whistleblowers have stepped into the public domain and made substantial allegations which have forced their way onto the(...)

That theological construct, “mental reservation”, is alive and well in politics. When commitments are given, they are generally time-constrained. So, (...)

Former Rehab chief executive and Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery (right) has denied there was anything ‘cosy’ about a person with links to Fine Gael lobbying a Government of which the party was a member. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Former Rehab chief executive Frank Flannery has launched a stinging attack on the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee, saying its behaviour in examin(...)

Fine Gael TD John Deasy, who accused two other TDs of being ‘bullsh***rs’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The legal adviser to the Dáil and Seanad accused members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of undermining her independence and was very upset at(...)

Chairman of the banking inquiry  Ciarán Lynch said members of the ad hoc group will work on a pro-bono basis and will include a mixture of public servants and private sector figures. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has referred different proposals for its terms of reference to an external group for advice amid differences between me(...)