Ireland’s contribution to the EU budget is forecast to be around €2.7bn this year. File photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The Republic’s annual contributions to the EU budget are based on distorted figures, the Public Accounts Committee has claimed. In its latest report,(...)

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee is chaired by Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Public Accounts Committee has criticised local authorities and the Department of Housing for paying out millions in rent subsidies to private land(...)

Aidan O’Driscoll was appointed secretary-general at the Department of Justice nine months after the position became vacant.

The Department of Justice has been criticised for appointing a new secretary-general without following due process. Minister for Justice Charlie Fla(...)

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee is chaired by Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will be highly critical of the revaluation of commercial rates businesses have to pay to local authorities in(...)

HSE director general John Connaghan before the Public Accounts Committee. Screengrab: Oireachtas.ie

The number of legal cases initiated against the National Screening Service by women claiming their cervical cancer was misdiagnosed has increased to 3(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris will bring the Heads of the Patient Safety Bill to Cabinet.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nine new legal cases have been initiated against the National Screening Service by women claiming their cervical cancer was misdiagnosed. The State C(...)

While originally promised in the programme for government, the decision to move forward on the clinical negligence review is undoubtedly driven by the revelations of Vicky Phelan and other victims of the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The decision by Cabinet to establish an expert group on clinical negligence is welcome. To be chaired by Mr Justice Charles Meenan of the High Court, (...)

In his report, Mr Justice Peter Charleton will rule on evidence that has been heard as to whether then Garda commissioner Martin Callinan smeared Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of serious allegations against former Garda commisssioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and others have been strongly challenged by the evidence heard ov(...)

Niall Cody, chairman of the Revenue Commissioners. “There will be times that we arrive in the front gate and someone will go out the back”

Just under half of unpaid tax could not be collected because it was under appeal, according to the Revenue Commissioners, an Oireachtas committee was (...)

The committee said the officer had his salary suspended after he submitted a protected disclosure. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An Irish Service prison officer has had his salary suspended after he made a protected disclosure, according the Public Accounts Committee. The comm(...)

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