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(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris said the new National Children’s Hospital would “give every child in this country access to world-class healthcare”.

The Government made a conscious decision to increase spending on the new national children’s hospital in order to deliver a “state-of-the-art facilit(...)

The Government has warned the Irish pensions system is facing a number of ‘very serious demographic, adequacy and sustainability challenges’. Photograph: iStock

Billions of euro may be needed in the near future to support and maintain the State’s pension fund as Irish people continue to grow older and live lon(...)

 Paul and Ruth Morrissey outside  the Four Courts in July for the start  of their High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A High Court judge has warned that people who have sued over alleged delays in cancer diagnosis and alleged misdiagnosis may die before their cases ar(...)

Graham Love, who emailed his resignation as chief executive to the chair of the Higher Education Authority and expressed frustration over the limits of the role to help reform the sector. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The chair of the Higher Education Authority tried to convince its chief executive to reverse his decision to resign over issues such as the risks pose(...)

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