Minister for Health Simon Harris. The Department of Health papers note that “a key issue for health agencies, where unfunded pension liabilities are recognised, is the absence of a matching pension asset”. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Key health providers face possible insolvency in a dispute over pension liabilities in a confrontation that health officials warn could have adverse i(...)

The Treasury Building, home to Nama, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The key architects of the deal that ultimately became Nama’s sale of its Project Eagle loans to US investor Cerberus last year were accountant David W(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly: “One thing we did learn from this, and one change we have made, is that we now always ask for a declaration from whoever is buying any portfolio that there is no success fee or any money payable to anybody connected with Nama.” Photograph: Eric Luke

One of the more interesting points that Nama chairman Frank Daly made in response to questioning by the Dáil Committee of Public Accounts on the Proje(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney: has been told he must “up his game” to ensure EU commitments  on fish stocks are met. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Birdwatch Ireland has called on Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney to ensure Ireland plays its part in meeting an EU deadline on managing fish sto(...)

Commissioner Niall Cody.Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Switzerland refused a request for assistance to help bring prosecutions here on the basis of the leaked HSBC Geneva banking files, according to the Ir(...)

Outgoing secretary general at the Department of Finance John Moran: his resignation comes only two years into a seven-year mandate: Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Outgoing Department of Finance secretary general John Moran said there was “nothing sinister” in his unexpected resignation as he told the Dáil Com(...)

Paying dearly for our water

Micheál Martin has described the €50 million paid by Irish Water for consultancy services involving financial management, information technology and (...)

Transparency and top-ups
  • Health
  • December 4, 2013, 01:00

The public deserves clear unambiguous answers on top-ups paid to senior personnel within voluntary hospitals and health agencies. The issues include (...)

The cost of health care
  • Health
  • March 25, 2013, 06:11

That the State’s health costs remain high is an undeniable fact. But to blame this largely on the high pay of healthcare workers here, as Inter(...)

John McGuinness TD, chairman of the  Public Accounts Committee. “Consultants were not signing off on claims and ¤74 million worth of claims had not been submitted for collection from the private health insurers . . . that is no way to run a health service,” he said yesterday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Dáil Committee of Public Accounts has strongly criticised the Health Service Executive for not collecting up to €74 million in claims from(...)