Overhauling Justice

A culture of secrecy and aloofness, combined with poor management, inadequate oversight and a lack of personal accountability has eroded confidence in(...)

Seán Quinn. Although his family able to build up a clandestine 28 per cent stake in Anglo Irish Bank using contracts for difference, Ireland has yet to introduce disclosure rules that would require investors to abide by stock exchange disclosure rules once they have accumulated a 3 per cent stake. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has yet to introduce rules requiring investors in contracts for difference (CFD) to disclose their positions, despite the role the derivatives(...)

Hiqa contends that it received official approval as far back as 2007 to appoint its directors on the salary scale of assistant secretaries in the Civil Service

The Government is set to reduce the exchequer allocation to health service safety watchdog Hiqa to recoup overpayments it is accused of making to se(...)

The Government’s data site is in its initial stages as Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin admitted in a meeting. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s new open-data portal is not yet where it would like it to be, Minister Brendan Howlin said in a Department of Public Expenditure and (...)

Joachim Pfeiffer: said of Ireland “there were bubbles in the real estate sector, there were bubbles in the banking sector and all of this was home-made”.Photograph: Maxwell’s

Ireland has “no chance” of securing a deal on its legacy bank debt, one of the most influential figures in German politics has told The Irish Times.J(...)

Professor John McHale. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government needs to stick to an adjustment of €2 billion in the budget as any “backtracking on planned adjustments could suggest a worrying weaken(...)

Former minister for European affairs Lucinda Creighton. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The shortcomings of the European Union do not warrant the “visceral criticism” heard about it so often, former minister for European affairs Lucinda C(...)

 Fianna Fail’s Senator Marc MacSharry – “appears to hold that the rot started in 2000 when Ireland entered the eurozone so that’s where the inquiry should begin ....”   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The irish Times

Thoughts turn to the banking inquiry and news that the projected spend is about €5 million while the budget is €3 million. Pfft to either, if that’s w(...)

The Government is planning new legislation to protect borrowers whose loans were sold to unregulated financial entities in the wake of the crash.Up to(...)

Nama has briefed the Department of Finance on potential inducements for its debtors. Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) is preparing to offer financial incentives to property developers in an attempt to stop its debtors dec(...)