Thirty-six  per cent of Irish charities break down expenditure by activity in their reports, compared with 76 per cent in the UK, a report commissioned by Chartered Accountants Ireland has found. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Getty Images

Irish charities lag significantly behind the UK in terms of reporting financial information, with fewer than half of organisations in this country di(...)

St John of God Community Services, which receives €130 million in funding from the HSE annually, provides mental health and intellectual disability services for 7,000 people. File photograph: Getty Images

HSE officials have given assurances that services provided by St John of God will not be affected, despite the problems in the organisation. However,(...)

Saint John of God group chief executive John Pepper. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On Saturday, June 25th last year a representative of the St John of God organisation contacted the Health Service Executive out of the blue with a bom(...)

Prof Niamh Brennan, programme director of the diploma in corporate governance at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Photograph: Tony Gavin

Corporate governance has moved out of the boardroom and the classroom and on to the front pages over the past number of years. High-profile problems i(...)

Leading disability rights activist Joanne O’Riordan,  born without limbs owing to an extremely rare condition called Tetra-amelia Syndrome,  leading a protest outside Leinster House calling on the Government to protect the rights of more than 600,000 people living with disabilities in Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ireland has been “living a lie” since the marriage equality referendum in 2015 because of its failure to ratify an international agreement on disabili(...)

Central Remedial Clinic chief executive  Stephanie Manahan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Central Remedial Clinic has rebuilt following the scandal over use of charitable funds to top up salaries for senior staff and has emerged as a “s(...)

Angela Kerins: sought damages for the PAC’s conduct during its engagements with her in the course of its Rehab investigation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In some ways, the Public Accounts Committee of the last Dáil was a lethal cocktail. It counted among its members some of the most confrontational TD(...)

Season of goodwill: Christmas is peak season for charities and Ireland has about 24,000 of them. Photograph: Getty

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, please put a penny in the old man’s hat. Once you’ve put a penny in the misfortune’s hat though, 14 oth(...)

Independents4Change TD Clare Daly: called on Government to examine the “cabal at the top of the pensions industry”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Blatant mismanagement of many defined-benefit pension schemes is under way on a vast scale at the expense of citizens and pensioners, Independents4Ch(...)

 Students Leah O’Flaherty and Samantha Samsonova from St Patrick’s Girls Secondary School,  take a 3D tour of the universe at Cork City Hall as part of Science Week Ireland. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

1. Mick Wallace claims Nama adviser ‘peddled’ assets in Asia The National Asset Management Agency has been embroiled in fresh controversy after it wa(...)

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