In today’s world, the health of a democracy can be measured by the extent that administrative transparency operates in public life. Traditional forms (...)

A total of 117,000 children are being transported to school daily  but an estimated 35 per cent of seats on school buses are empty, the Public Accounts Committee heard.

A “damning” investigation of the €190 million publicly-funded school transport scheme has found there are about 50,000 spare seats on buses that are n(...)

The State’s school transport service is heavily subsidised, with only 8 per cent of the cost recouped from fare-paying pupils in 2015.

The rising cost of the State’s school transport scheme may not be sustainable and needs to be urgently reviewed, according to internal Government docu(...)

EIB president Werner Hoyer: “If we cannot stop this trend towards the return of protectionism…we are going to live in a much less comfortable continent and world very soon.”

The European Investment Bank president has warned that “If we cannot stop this trend towards the return of protectionism…we are going to live in a muc(...)

Public Accounts Committee chairman Seán Fleming said the State was missing out on significant additional resources because of the amount of tax that remained under appeal. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Three large corporation tax bills, worth more than €100 million each, have yet to be collected by Revenue because of a backlog of appeals at the Tax A(...)

UL president Dr Des Fitzgerald has led changes to promote transparency in university spending. Photograph: Alan Place

University of Limerick has insisted taxpayers’ money will not be used to fund moving two executives from a subsidiary company to its own State-funded (...)

Cerberus bought the loans, collectively called Project Eagle and worth around £4 billion, at a discount in April 2014 from Nama. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

New figures show that the US vulture fund that bought State assets agency Nama’s Northern Ireland property loans in a controversial deal had collected(...)

The HSE said it had set up a client services unit in the National Screening Service to “ensure the timely provision of cervical screening records to women or their legal representatives”.

At least 18 women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy are still waiting to receive their slides back from laboratories, it has emerged. And sol(...)

Inquiries into Project Eagle revealed that former Nama adviser Frank Cushnahan, Belfast solicitor Ian Coulter and US lawyers Brown Rudnick were to share €18 million if another bidder, Pimco, succeeded in buying the loans

Prosecutors are still considering charges against one suspect arising from an investigation into State assets agency Nama’s €1.6 billion sale of loans(...)

An estimated  30,000 people in Ireland are infected with the hepatitis C virus. Photograph: iStock

A treatment programme for people infected with hepatitis C is set to be broadened, the Public Accounts Committee will be told on Thursday. The secret(...)

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