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(...)

Former Rehab Group chief execuitve Angela Kerins. File  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Rehab Group claims it is entitled to an indemnity from its former chief executive Angela Kerins in relation to defamation proceedings brought over(...)

St James Hospital has ceased paying unauthorised allowances worth almost €500,000 a year to its senior staff

The State’s biggest hospital says it has ceased paying unauthorised allowances worth almost €500,000 a year to its senior staff.St James’s Hospital s(...)

A good smattering of TDs joined Gabrielle (Gab) McFadden to shooting the breeze in Irish in the Dáil this week.

The Dáil visitors’ bar was doing a roaring trade on Wednesday morning. And no, it wasn’t TDs and Senators gasping for a hair of the dog ahead of the(...)

Michael Lowry (60), Glenreigh, Holycross, Co Tipperary, argues he has no outstanding tax liability and is being treated unfairly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former Fine Gael minister Michael Lowry is seeking permission to bring a High Court challenge aimed at preventing his trial on alleged tax offences. T(...)

The HSE has asked its internal audit unit to examine the process under which staff who were in acting positions were “regularised” into higher grades. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The HSE has asked its internal audit unit to examine the process under which staff who were in acting positions were “regularised” into higher grade(...)

Civil servant Gerry Ryan had sent members of the committee a dossier several weeks ago setting out the allegations

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee is not to call before it a civil servant who has made allegations of tax evasion against a number of former senior (...)

 Revenue chair  Josephine Feehily: before Christmas,  Revenue  told the Public Accounts Committee  all files drawn up by Gerard Ryan were fully examined and followed up, a position outlined by Ms Feehily. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The civil servant who has made allegations of tax evasion against a number of former senior politicians has proposed giving evidence in private to t(...)

 The former chief executive of the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group Nicholas Jermyn:  was reappointed  last  summer to a new post of director of strategy.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The HSE has asked the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group to confirm that all “irregular” payments to senior staff have now stopped.In a letter sent last w(...)

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(...)