Maurice Buckley, chair of the Office of Public Works  confirmed Stepaside is expected to reopen next June. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

About €1.5 million will be spent on refurbishing Stepaside Garda station while five other stations will be allocated a maximum of €1 million between t(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry  said a similar loss of money in the private sector would have led to disciplinary action.  Photograph:  Bryan James Brophy

The new headquarters for the Department of Health, which lay empty for 18 months at a cost of €11 million, was “in the round a very good deal” for the(...)

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan in 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Disclosures Tribunal has found that the then Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan told a Dáil deputy in early 2014 that whistleblower Sgt Maurice Mc(...)

Paul O’Toole, chief executive of Solas, is to head the Higher Education Authority.

The chief executive of Solas, the State body with responsibility for further education and training, has been appointed as the new head of the Higher (...)

Deputy Alan Kelly told the public accounts committee he had received a letter from a whistleblower in the OPW. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Labour TD Alan Kelly has said he has received a letter from a former whistleblower within the Office of Public Works (OPW) which contain allegations o(...)

Teagasc milkman made more than €23,000 in overtime, the public accounts committee was told.

A milkman who works on one of Teagasc’s farms earned more than €23,000 in overtime last year, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was told. The man (...)

 Sean Gallagher said the presidency should be as ‘transparent as possible because after all, it is taxpayer’s money’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher has listed the directorships of four different companies as his main occupation in a declaration to the Standard(...)

The President’s Office occupies a unique position in Irish public life.

In the run-up to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) examination of the costs of the President’s Office, there were cries of it being a charade, polit(...)

The official cost of the President’s office in 2016 was €3.6m, of which €1.15m was accounted for by the bonus paid to citizens who have reached 100 years of age. Photograph: Frank Miller

The disclosure at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that the President has an annual unaudited allowance of €317,000, on top of his regular expenses(...)

President Michael D Higgins pictured at UCD, Belfield, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The secretary general of the Department of the Taoiseach, Martin Fraser, is due to appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday as par(...)

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