Patrick Costello and Neasa Hourigan   lost the party whip for six months after they voted in favour of the Sinn Féin motion on the National Maternity Hospital (NMH).

Neasa Hourigan will be able to keep her role as chairwoman of the Budgetary Oversight Committee despite losing the Green Party whip. Fellow rebel TD (...)

Paul McAuliffe in July 2019, when he was lord mayor of Dublin – and a governor of the National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

Besides being former lord mayors of Dublin, what do former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, former Green Party leader John Gormley, Seán D Dublin Bay Rockall L(...)

     Questions have been raised about the 2019 deal struck by UL to buy a former Dunnes Stores site in Limerick city centre for €8 million

University of Limerick’s (UL) chancellor Mary Harney has defended the role of its governing authority in approving the controversial €8 million purcha(...)

TDs will  quiz UL representatives on issues raised by the Comptroller and Auditor General including procurement that did not comply with State spending rules and the purchase of a site for a city centre campus. File photograph

The President of the University of Limerick (UL), Prof Kerstin Mey will tell TDs she is “keen to draw a line under the controversies of the past” when(...)

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Brian Stanley: ‘Credit unions want to offer more mortgages to potential homeowners but are severely limited by legislation introduced following the financial crash, a crash caused by commercial banks.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Credit unions are being “handcuffed” by overly strict legislation that effectively prevents them from offering more mortgages and should be allowed to(...)

Portloaise Prison  in Co Laois is one of two prisons where prisoners are still forced to use a bucket as a toilet before emptying in the morning. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The State’s only maximum security prison is set to lose cell capacity due to the building work to end the practice of “slopping out”. Portlaoise Pris(...)

A hearing of the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee has heard ‘significant progress’ has been made in finalising the claims. Photograph: iStock

The final payout for settling legal claims by prisoners who were forced to ‘slop out’ will be about half the expected cost. The State has settled the(...)

Sources say these visits were ordered based on the activities of the individuals. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Garda detectives have been visiting far-right activists in recent months to determine if they pose a threat to Government Ministers and public officia(...)

Labour TD Ged Nash has called for a full PAC investigation of the management of the pandemic wage subsidy schemes, which cost taxpayers over €10 billion.

About €267.8 million was paid by the State last year in pandemic wage supports to businesses that may also have paid dividends, according to an analys(...)

The Gsoc chairman  said there had been a 12% annual increase in complaints about alleged Garda misconduct last year. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than 1,300 inquiries into alleged Garda misconduct were launched last year, a total that is the equivalent of almost 10 per cent of the force bei(...)

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