John McGuinness: the Taoiseach  claimed the affair was “damaging” for  the  chairman of the  Public Accounts Committee

Taoiseach Enda Kenny weighed in against Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman and Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness for claiming a case can be made fo(...)

John McGuinness TD, chairman of the  Public Accounts Committee said family, personal and health reasons could require ministerial partners having their trips abroad funded by State. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has said the State should pay for spouses to join ministers on trips away in some cases. Fianna Fáil TD (...)

Justice Minister Alan Shatter speaking to the media at a press conference on the subject of allegations of improper cancellation of penalty points.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Allegations of widespread corruption in the Garda over the cancellation of thousands of penalty points for no apparent genuine reason have been(...)

A Goldman Sachs trader

The British Inland Revenue unlawfully agreed a deal with Goldman Sachs nearly three years ago which let bankers escape (...)

The head of the HSE has expressed concern over the fate of over €250 million in projected pay savings in the health service following the rejection of the Croke Park II agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The head of the HSE has expressed concern about the fate of over €250 million in projected pay savings in the health service following the reje(...)

Brian Purcell director general, Irish Prison Service. He appeared yesterday with Chief State Solicitor Eileen Creedon before the Public Accounts Committee, declining to answer questions on issues at the centre of the dispute.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Department of Justice has begun legal proceedings after it spent €2 million renting and refurbishing a building to house a Probation Servic(...)

Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness was shocked that free travel payments were based on a 1973 usage  survey. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

Annual payments of some € 61m to CIÉ for the State’s free travel scheme is based on a passenger estimate from 1973, the secretary general of t(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has insisted banks will do more to accommodate people in severe difficulties with their mortgages now that (...)

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