Minister for Public Expenditure and  Reform Brendan Howlin: announced  amendments to the FOI Bill 2013 last week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The National Union of Journalists has called for a subcommittee considering proposed amendments to the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill to adjourn it(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said  Ireland’s involvement in the Open Government Partnership would give ‘momentum’ to the Government’s own plans to improve accountability.

Moves to make Ireland more accountable and transparent are underway with public meetings being held aimed at formulating a Government action plan as p(...)

John Devitt of Transparency International Ireland (right) said the publication of a Bill to protect whistleblowers was an important step in the fight against corruption. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The publication of a Bill to protect whistleblowers has been welcomed by Transparency International, which described it as an important step in the fi(...)