Fianna Fáil TD  Sean Fleming. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Health Service Executive should strongly consider appointing a woman as its new director general, the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee ha(...)

PAC chairman Sean Fleming TD: “It is important that we find out their reasons for why payment agreements had not been concluded or enforcement proceedings commenced.” Photograph:    Gareth Chaney Collins

TDs will quiz Revenue officials on Thursday about the €2.3 billion in unpaid tax debt due to the exchequer at the end of March last year. Government (...)

Drew Harris at Government Buildings on Tuesday. PSNI chief constable George Hamilton told MPs that Mr Harris’s appointment will strengthen relationships and strategic co-operation between North and South. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Senior gardaí have broadly welcomed the selection of Drew Harris as the next Garda Commissioner with members of the force hoping that he will press fo(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: under his proposals, the group would  examine whether an alternative dispute resolution mechanism  could be effective. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government is expected to set up a new expert group to consider whether there may be an alternative mechanism to legal actions in the courts for r(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna: “They’re playing a very hard game,” she said of the lab involved in the negotiations. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Co Kerry woman Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of those affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, has gone to mediation in her legal action against the US la(...)

Nama sold its Northern Ireland property loans portfolio, Project Eagle, to US company Cerberus in 2014 for some €1.6billion. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee has been given an 800-page dossier containing a number of serious allegations about Nama’s sale of Project Ea(...)

 Of the 99,319 applications made in the first five months of this year under the passport express system for renewals, only 2,718 were processed within 10 working days. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The “express” process for applying for a passport is considerably slower than applying for the document online, it has emerged. While just over 90 pe(...)

Tax haven: Yanis Varoufakis says Ireland is a freerider piggybacking on the rest of the world. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/AFP/Getty

If some malicious fairy cursed us to have to speak only the truth, we would be forced to admit that our most precious national symbol is not the Trico(...)

Emma MhicMhathuna has said the delay by the HSE in sending files to the scoping inquiry ‘shows how incompetent they are’. Photograph: Collins Courts

The number of women affected by the cervical screening scandal is likely to increase significantly. To date the HSE has identified 209 women for whom(...)

Vicky Phelan who settled a High Court action after her cancer was missed in a smear test three years before she was diagnosed. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Health Service Executive has continued to defend a policy of delaying the disclosure of information to patients claiming that consideration must b(...)

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