The Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources in Dublin lost €1.8 million, according to the audit. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Equipment for a cross-border high-speed broadband project was bought for €1.3 million using public funds when the true value was €30,000, Northern Ire(...)

The reduction in the number of departments was suggested during the Stormont House Agreement. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The DUP First Minister Peter Robinson has formally named the nine new departments that will replace the existing 12 Northern Executive departments in (...)

Manufacturing at the Combilift Forklifts. Photograph: Dave Sleator/Irish Times

A Monaghan-based forklift manufacturer has unveiled plans for a new €40 mil factory which will create 200 new jobs over the next five years.Combilif e(...)

Five Government Departments, including Health, have submitted supplementary budget requests for 2014 totalling more than €1 billion. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Four Government departments have submitted supplementary budget requests for 2014 totalling almost €500 million, in addition to the record €680 requir(...)

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(...)

Former Progressive Democrat and Fianna Fáil minister Des O’Malley has denied ever having had an Ansbacher account.  Photograph: Dave Meehan 2:39

Five former politicians named in the Dáil by Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald as having been in a dossier of alleged offshore account holders have reje(...)

Ann Lenihan  wrote to  Richard Bruton  demanding access to the dossier and any documents held by his department that allege there is evidence her husband held an offshore bank account to avoid paying tax. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The widow of former tánaiste Brian Lenihan snr wrote to Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton on Monday demanding access to the dossier and any docu(...)

Protests had been staged at the Belcoo site amid fears the controversial fracking technique would be used if large reserves of gas were found.

Two Stormont departments could be facing a billion pound lawsuit over thwarted plans to drill for shale gas in Co Fermanagh, it emerged today.Lawyers (...)

The National Association of GPs is to team up with a small Cork-based trade union in order to gain access to a negotiating licence for its members. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire.

Family doctors have called on the Government to postpone the proposal to extend free GP care to under-6s next year.Delegates at the annual conference (...)

Gerry Ryan says in the cover letter of his dossier that he was “asked to terminate my investigations” by Ms Harney in June 2004. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The civil servant who drafted the dossier that claims former politicians evaded tax was directed in 2004 by then tánaiste Mary Harney to provide his i(...)