President Michael D Higgins meets Pope Francis in Dublin  last year. Coverage of the Papal visit, the presidential election and the FIFA World Cup cost RTÉ €7.2 million. Photograph: Maxwell Photography via Getty Images.

It has become a standard procedure for companies presenting their annual earnings to explain that they would have made an operating profit were it not(...)

Eoin Ó Broin, Sinn Féin housing spokesman, said housing supports now represented ‘an indefinite and ever-growing expenditure’ which could soon hit €1 billion a year.

The State is not getting value for money in return for housing subsidies worth hundreds of millions a year to the private sector, according to an inte(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said earlier this week that the Government will have to make a judgment call ahead of budget day on the most likely Brexit scenario, even as it plans in the meantime for both

Vacant development sites should be taxed more aggressively and loopholes being used by landowners closed to cut the cost of building homes and spur su(...)

OPW’s property deals have been under the spotlight since ‘overpayment’ of €21m for   Department of Health move to Miesian Plaza. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

A former employee in the Office of Public Works will on Thursday tell a private session of the Public Accounts Committee that they highlighted alleged(...)

DCU is planning to submit this year’s accounts by the end of February 2020

Dublin City University suffered a “major, once off” accounting issue last year which prevented it from filing its financial statements to the State’s (...)

Eight properties remain to be transferred by the Church to the State. File photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

The Department of Education says “significant milestones” have been reached in getting religious congregations to hand over lands and properties to he(...)

Department of Finance secretary general Derek Moran. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will receive advice from the Central Bank on the potential removal of the €500,000 pay cap on bankers’ pay th(...)

Fine Gael MEP candidate Sean Kelly has been elected and Independents4Change candidate Mick Wallace is almost certainly home. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Good morning. It’s been a long week. Actually, it’s been a long few weeks. But we’re nearly there. Last night, the count was completed in the Midland(...)

Angela Kerins was the subject of an in-depth inquiry by the PAC in 2014 about the finances of Rehab, including her own remuneration. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

New rules about how TDs conduct inquiries in Oireachtas committees are to be drawn up following a Supreme Court ruling yesterday which found the Publi(...)

All of Government Plan to Tackle Climate Disruption will be published by Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton in the coming weeks.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Oireachtas will vote on new carbon budgets set out by successive governments, with any purchasing of carbon credits by departments who fail to hit(...)

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