President Michael D Higgins speaks to reporters. Photograph: PA

President Michael D Higgins has given some details of the spending of a unaudited €317,000 annual Áras An Uachtaráin allowance. Earlier this week Mr (...)

Acting Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan arriving for the Public Accounts Committee. January 23rd, 2014. Photograph: Frank Miller

2014 January 23rd: Assistant Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan first comes to widespread attention as she is seen sitting, unmoved, beside then Ga(...)

Garda Inspector Paul Franey:   concerned that there are some officer who still do not feel comfortable enough to “come out”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sitting in Terenure College when he was in transition year more than 20 years ago Paul Franey wrote essays about policing: “It’s the only thing I’ve e(...)

 Josephine Feehily (left), chairwoman of the Policing Authority,  said the  Authority will be seeking full reports on Templemore’s dealing with Revenue. She is pictured with Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan who also appeared before the PAC on Tuesday. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The secretary general of the Department of Justice has denied it operated a “hear no evil, see no evil” approach to controversial financial practices (...)

Testimony given by Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to a Dáil committee has been undermined by written records of a two-hour meeting at which financial irregularities at Templemore Garda College were discussed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Testimony given by Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to a Dáil committee has been undermined by written records of a two-hour meeting at which fina(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster: said she had “nothing to hide” over the heating incentive scheme. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s First Minister Arlene Foster says she has no intention of resigning over the flawed Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. Ms Foster, after ret(...)

In his opening statement, William Soffe told the committee the board stood over the sale, the sales process, the price achieved and also rejected any suggestion that the agency’s Northern Ireland advisory member Frank Cushnahan had any specific knowledge or bore any influence.

Political sensitivities in Stormont over a southern State agency controlling assets in its jurisdiction may have been a factor in Nama’s Project Eagle(...)

 Horse Racing Ireland has  endorsed the  reappointment of Brian Kavanagh for a third term as chief executive. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A meeting of the board of Horse Racing Ireland today endorsed the controversial reappointment of Brian Kavanagh for a third term as chief executive an(...)

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) heard the starting salary for solicitors in the public sector is about €30,000, while the equivalent for trainees in private firms stands at about €60,000.  The latter figure was revised to a maximum of €50,000 in Dublin by legal sources. File photograph: Getty Images

The State’s legal services are being undermined by the private sector offering significantly higher salary levels to attract qualified solicitors and (...)