The prospect of overruns at the Cork project was recently flagged by TII in a warning to Minister for Transport Shane Ross

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has defended its use of the same type of contract blamed for much of the overspend at the national children’s h(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: the children’s hospital cost overrun comes at the expense of other health and social services which try to control their costs. Photograph: Rollingnews.ie

The departments of health and public expenditure and reform have been given a month by the Government to prepare “an implementation plan” for the PwC (...)

A ‘No Border, No Brexit’ sticker on a road sign in front of the peace statue entitled ‘Hands Across the Divide’ in Derry. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Government has published the general scheme of the bumper piece of legislation that will be needed to prepare Ireland for the consequences of the (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the use of private investigators to ‘spy’ on medical consultants in response to a pay claim case being taken in the High Court. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The Taoiseach has defended the use of private investigators to “spy” on medical consultants in response to a pay claim case being taken in the High Co(...)

A restoration of the telephone allowance is also being examined as part of the overall package. Photograph: iStock

Older people are poised to benefit in Budget 2018 with a partial restoration of the bereavement grant and further reductions to prescription charges e(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe: said  the Government would “vigorously defend” any further legal actions by consultants. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The State is facing High Court actions from about 500 hospital consultants over the failure to pay them agreed levels of salary nearly a decade ago. (...)

In 2014, 13 bodies under the  control of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport had a credit card bill of €2,700,753 and a further one of €2,967,010 in 2015. File photograph: Getty Images

State bodies spent €11,288,798 using credit cards over two years, new figures have revealed. Information released to Fianna Fáil spokesman on public (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has agreed the USC measure with Fianna Fáil and the Independent members of Government. Photo: RollingNews.ie

A further cut to the universal social charge, aimed at the so-called “squeezed middle”, is set to be announced by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan (...)

Senator Billy Lawless: due back in Chicago this week for a hip operation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

On Wednesday morning in Washington, DC, Dick Durbin had some interesting information to impart to his fellow senators. “We all know the Senate of the(...)

Theresa Villiers, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland,  gives her reaction to yesterday’s DUP walkout. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

There was great confusion but not much relief, as Bob Dylan more or less said, at Stormont yesterday. But behind the chaos, one of two things w(...)

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