Official opening of Kevin Street Garda station in August 2018: building was finished to a high specification. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A row has broken out between the Office of Public Works (OPW) and a major builder over extra costs at the €28 million Kevin Street Garda station in Du(...)

Harold’s Cross Greyhound Stadium  was sold last year to the Department of Education. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

State greyhound racing body, Bord na gCon, has confirmed that it will spend almost €6 million from the controversial €23 million sale of Harold’s Cros(...)

Accounts filed by the Harold’s Cross stadium owner, Dublin Greyhound and Sports Association Ltd, show that the company paid a €13.95m dividend to Bord na gCon from the sale price. File photograph: Inpho

The company behind the now-closed Harold’s Cross greyhound track “wrote off” €6.5 million from its controversial €23 million sale last year, its lates(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: department is considering introducing new time-limit rules on planning permissions granted under the fast-track regime. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The Government’s fast-track planning system is having a “knock-on” effect on An Bord Pleanála’s ability to deal with ordinary planning appeals, an Oir(...)

An Bord Pleanála: only met its 18-week statutory deadline for deciding normal planning appeals 43 per cent of the time in 2018. Photograph: iStock

An Bord Pleanála missed its decision deadline on more than half the planning appeals it decided last year, the Public Accounts Committee will hear tod(...)

A report by Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon found that several aspects of how the public services card was used were unlawful. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government will eventually be forced to comply with the Data Protection Commissioner’s ruling on the public services card (PSC), the Public Accoun(...)

 A garda  speaks to a motorist at a checkpoint. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Thousands of drivers who were wrongfully convicted of various offences will not have their cases appealed after An Garda Siochána said they could not (...)

A view of the construction site of the national children’s hospital. File photograph Tom Honan

The Health Service Executive spent more than €11 million on consultancy fees for the National Children’s hospital group last year, and more than €1 mi(...)

Mr Dollard said the “footprint” of the greyhound industry may have to change

Attendances at greyhound tracks dropped by a fifth in the aftermath of RTÉ’s expose of mistreatment of dogs in the sector as the sport faces a “proble(...)

New light has been shed on how a dispute over the lawfulness of the Public Services Card project has soured  the relationship between the Department of Social Protection and the Data Protection Commissioner

What just happened? The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has published the full report of the Data Protection Commissioner’s in(...)

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