Even before it meets for the first time the Pension Commission is in danger of becoming a monster. Its terms of reference have expanded wildly beyond its  initial purpose.  Photograph: iStock

It was conceived as a get-out clause for political parties caught unawares by the depth of feeling over the rising age at which people qualify for the(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin: bringing proposals to the Government.

The Government is to introduce restrictions, including new audit requirements, to the operation of the controversial party leaders’ allowance system. (...)