Commissioner Drew Harris told the Public Accounts Committee disqualified drivers ‘by and large, are retaining their licencesat the conference’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The systems to ensure disqualified drivers were put off the roads were not working as the vast majority of suspended drivers were declining to surrend(...)

Drew Harris speaking at the Public Accounts Committe on Thursday.

An allowance awarded to gardaí to avoid industrial action 2½ years ago is now using up €22 million of the force’s annual overtime budget and is “not s(...)

BT: Vodafone, Virgin and Three may be possible suitors for acquisition of its Irish arm. Photograph: Phil Noble

Ireland’s top telcos Vodafone, Virgin and Three have been touted as possible buyers of BT’s €460 million Irish unit, which the UK telecoms giant is se(...)

A spokesman for the HSE said none of the parties providing specialist input to the HSE in regard to the new National Children’s Hospital had any role in the subsequent decision-making process.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to question health officials over a “blatant conflict of interest” regarding reports into the national children(...)

 Kate O’Connell: “I think in London the eels were behaving bizarrely in the Thames at some point.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The environmental watchdog has been asked what it is doing to monitor the presence of illicit drugs in Irish water following research in some European(...)

Oireachtas report calls for legislation to  to limit emissions. Photograph: Getty

An all-party committee has delivered a mandate “for this and future governments” to implement a range of actions to address the threat of climate brea(...)

Mark Griffin, secretary general of the Department of Communications, said officials now believe they have a final cost for the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

State subsidies for plans to offer high-speed broadband to hundreds of thousands of rural homes will be capped to prevent a repetition of the National(...)

National Broadband Plan: Ministers had been warned the cost of the project could reach as much as €3 billion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than €25m has been spent on the National Broadband Plan to date, the Public Accounts Committee will be told on Thursday. The secretary general o(...)

The board of the national children’s hospital has invited members of the Public Accounts Committee to visit the construction site.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/ PA Wire

The board of the national children’s hospital has turned down a request to appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) next month. Members of t(...)

 The Department of Health’s controversial move to new offices in Miesian Plaza  resulted in “ineffective expenditure”. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy / The Irish Times

The Department of Health’s controversial move to new offices resulted in “ineffective expenditure” and “overpayments” of €21 million, the Dáil’s Publi(...)

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