Cork Institute of Technology: an anonymous whistleblower wrote to the Public Accounts Committee last March questioning spending on consultancy fees and standards of corporate governance at the college.

Cork Institute of Technology has strongly rejected allegations of financial irregularities and misspending made by an anonymous whistleblower.The ins(...)

Fine Gael TD John Deasy: ‘Nobody seems to know what is going on in these institutions.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An expert panel assessing the bid for a technological university in Munster has criticised plans by the merging institutions to retain parallel manag(...)

 Mary Lou McDonald of Sinn Fein is disappointed and concerned at the development. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee has decided not to interview a serving civil servant who has made allegations of tax evasion against a number of (...)

Exterior of the National College of Art and Design, Thomas St, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Members of the Public Accounts Committee have described as “scandalous” the provision of €100 million to the National College of Art and Design (NCAD)(...)

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(...)

Aidan Gillen (left) plays late former taoiseach Charles Haughey (right) in RTÉ1’s ongoing drama, Charlie. Photographs: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times/RTÉ 2:11

The final episode of RTÉ1’s Charlie, exploring the wiles and ways of late former Fianna Fáil taoiseach Charles Haughey, screens on Sunday night, Ja(...)

File photograph: Former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery (right) with Enda Kenny,  Phil Hogan and Richard Bruton. Minister for Children James Reilly has said he would welcome Mr Flannery back to the party.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Minister for Children James Reilly has said he “absolutely would welcome” former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery back into the party. Dr Reilly sa(...)

Frank Flannery was spotted in the company of Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the days after the Christmas period. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Rehab director and Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery could be set for a surprise return to the party as it gears up for the general election.(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has sharply criticised suggestions that the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) might pay bonuses to developers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has sharply criticised suggestions that the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) might pay bonuses to developers.She said the (...)

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.(...)