The theatre’s construction ended up costing £17.8 million – more than £5 million over estimate.

The tender process that awarded an £11 million contract to rebuild the landmark Lyric Theatre in Belfast was potentially rigged and manipulated, a dam(...)

Denis Foley and Charles Haughey step together at the opening of the Dingle Way in tralee ion 1988.

Denis Foley, who died recently aged 79, was a successful businessman who served as a Fianna Fáil backbencher and senator. He resigned from the party w(...)

Bord na gCon faces further questioning by a Dáil committee over its financial affairs after the State greyhound racing board defended the costs involv(...)

Ireland’s “Double Irish” tax structure, which has helped multinationals reduce their tax liabilities, is likely to become redundant says tax expert.

The UK tax authority has indicated it is investigating Google over its tax affairs following evidence from a whistleblower who claims British taxpayer(...)

Former Central Bank deputy governor Matthew Elderfield: said the terms of KPMG’s engagement letter specified that the review would not “necessarily reveal errors or irregularities in the underlying documentation and financial records seen”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Central Bank of Ireland will not seek repayment of a near €60,000 fee from KPMG for a report it produced in relation to Custom House Capital in ad(...)

The main focus of the SPD’s concern appears to be Angela Merkel’s support for the use of the European Stability Mechanism to directly recapitalise ailing banks across the euro zone

Reports that Ireland’s tax policy has become an issue in coalition talks in Germany between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and the cen(...)

Robert Watt: Happy to hear suggestions for improved performance. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure, Robert Watt, has been accused of being “over-sensitive” after he said it was unfair to (...)

Robert Watt,  secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. File Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

There are now very few people in Irish Civil Service under the age of 30, the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has(...)

Members of the current Seanad pictured in May 2011: only 5 per cent of survey respondents said they would like to see the Seanad retained in its current form.  Photograph: Eric Luke.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny appears to have found a receptive audience for the argument that lots of money would be saved by scrapping the Seanad. In the fin(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh is appearing before the Public Accounts Committee today. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Staff joining the National Asset Management Agency will now be subject to six month notice periods to prevent any potential conflicts of interest aris(...)

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