“We are going to consider the report and issue a full response as soon as we can,” Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty said on Friday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The State could face costly legal action arising from the public services card (PSC) controversy, with civil society groups saying they are considerin(...)

An impression of the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter

The collapse of plans for a €130 million cultural quarter on Parnell Square, Dublin, should be investigated by the Public Accounts Committee, Independ(...)

Top-performing universities require freedom to create the right research conditions that lead to scientific progress, benefiting society at large. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Government plans to introduce greater accountability for the third-level sector, which receives about €1.5 billion in public funding, make sense on th(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

An ice-sculpture for a €13,000 retirement party. Painted portraits of senior staff commissioned at a cost of €20,000. VIP-style expenses for relocatin(...)

The proceedings initiated by developer Paddy McKillen, above, are ‘largely identical’ to a case that was launched by debt campaigner David Hall against the Minister for Finance in 2017. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Property investor Paddy McKillen has taken a legal case against the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, for failing to have proper oversight over t(...)

In late 2016,  the OPW agreed to a six-year lease for Harcourt Square for an annual rent of €6.01 million. Image: Google Maps

The State has lost “tens of millions of euro” on a “train crash” property deal for the Garda buildings at Harcourt Square, according to an Office of P(...)

The original budget for the work to the 273-year-old Leinster House was €8 million. Photograph: Alan Betson

The cost of repair and refurbishment works to Leinster House will come in at €17 million, significantly above initial estimates for the work, the Publ(...)

Sean fleming

The Public Accounts Committee has called for a new cost-benefit analysis to be completed before the signing of a contract for the €5 billion National (...)

Conor O’Kelly, chief executive of  the NTMA: his pay package remained unchanged at €571,000  for 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) paid out close to €1.78 million in “performance-related” bonuses to its 184 staff last year, according (...)

 Department of Public Expenditure and Reform secretary general Robert Watt; Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe; and John McCarthy, the department’s chief economist at the launch of the Government’s Summer Economic Statement. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

Economists here broadly agree that a reversal of some sort for the Irish economy is inevitable but differ on what might cause it or how severe it is l(...)

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