Grafton Street on the first day of  Level-5 restrictions: Robert Watt told the Dáil Public Accounts Committee  the new restrictions would cost about €150 million per week.  Photograph:  Damien Eagers/PA

The new heightened Covid-19 restrictions will cost the State about €1 billion over the next six weeks, the secretary general of the Department of Publ(...)

 The investigations division of the Department of Agriculture, whose numbers have been substantially reduced from six to three personnel, came into being in October 2014. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The investigations division of the Department of Agriculture, whose numbers have been substantially reduced from six to three personnel, came into bei(...)

Former Rehab boss, Angela Kerins. Photograph: Collins Courts

The president of the High Court has urged the Dáil to reconsider its refusal to enter a non-binding mediation of a claim for damages by former Rehab C(...)

Speculation within Fine Gael suggests Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will dissolve the Dáil this week and call the election for either February 7th or 14th.  File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Concerns were expressed on Monday night that thousands of voters may not be eligible to vote if the general election takes place before February 15th.(...)

The statement by Conor O’Kelly, the chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency (above) at yesterday’s Dáil Public Accounts Committee hearing that he is 100 per cent sure there will be another Irish recession is a bit like saying we will – some day – get another summer like the one of 2018. Photograph: Sara Freund

The statement yesterday by Conor O’Kelly, the chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency, that he is 100 per cent sure there will be a(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe speaks to media on the conclusion of the National Economic Dialogue at Dublin Castle on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sacking people is not the answer to dealing with the issue of overspending in the health service, Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has (...)

Paul Reid says message from Government on spending and provision of services  ‘could not be clearer’.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The HSE has put in place a cap on all spending on employee overtime and on the use of agency staff in a new attempt to control expenditure. HSE direc(...)

Angela  Kerins’s case will now return to a three-judge High Court where any decision on whether or not she is entitled to damages will be made at a later hearing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee acted unlawfully as a whole in its treatment of former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins when she appeared before two hearing(...)

Former Rehab boss Angela Kerins pictured at the Four Courts on Monday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A declaration by the Supreme Court that the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) acted unlawfully towards former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins would have a (...)

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell raised concern on Thursday about why a senior official in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, who was also a prominent member of the hospital’s development board, did not raise concerns about the escalating costs. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) raised concerns nearly two years ago about governance arrangements for the development of the p(...)

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