Sherry Perreault , Sipo’s head of ethics and lobbying regulation: ‘When contacted, the vast majority of people come into compliance quite quickly.’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Six senior medical consultants have been found in contravention of ethics legislation in the first tranche of reports on individuals published by the (...)

 Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Denis Naughten: phone call between Eoghan Ó Neachtain and Mr Naughten on the proposed Celtic Media takeover by INM was not registered.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former government press secretary Eoghan Ó Neachtain has registered 10 separate returns of lobbying activity over the past two years, including two me(...)

Minister of State for Public Expenditure and Reform Seán Canney: said codes of conduct for public servants had yet to be prepared. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A commitment made 15 years ago to draw up detailed codes of conduct for public servants has yet to be met, the Seanad was told. Minister of State at(...)

 NAMA at the Treasurry Building .Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

As climbdowns go it was at the lower end of the scale, but the consequences could be far reaching. In emerged this week that Frank Daly, the chairman (...)

Nama chairman  Frank Daly has made a complaint to the State’s ethics watchdog about a former member of the agency’s Northern Ireland Advisory Committee who is at the centre of the Cerberus controversy. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The chairman of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) Frank Daly has made a complaint to the State’s ethics watchdog about a former member of th(...)

Patrick O’Donoghue in the RTÉ series The Gleneagle. Photograph: RTÉ

In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart’s Rick famously complains: “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” And of all t(...)

The suspended jail term for former Fianna Fáil TD Ned O’Keeffe marks the latest chapter in the long career of an outspoken and controversial politician who dominated politics in North Cork for over a quarter of a century. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The suspended jail term for former Fianna Fáil TD Ned O’Keeffe marks the latest chapter in the long career of an outspoken and controversial politicia(...)

Independent TD Clare Daly’s staff used some 500 pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes to canvass for candidates she supported in the local elections

The Dáil’s ethics committee has decided not to pursue any action against Independent TD Clare Daly for using some 500 pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes t(...)

Ivor Callely outside the Four Courts yesterday after hearing the judgment in the Supreme Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Some four years after it was disclosed Dublin-based Fianna Fáil senator Ivor Callely was claiming travel and overnight expenses from his holida(...)

Luke “Ming” Flanagan: complained about comments made by Alan Shatter during the penalty points row last year.

The Standards in Public Office Commission has concluded that there is no basis to open an investigation into complaints made by two TDs against Minist(...)