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Angela Kerins was the subject of an in-depth inquiry by the PAC in 2014 about the finances of Rehab, including her own remuneration. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

New rules about how TDs conduct inquiries in Oireachtas committees are to be drawn up following a Supreme Court ruling yesterday which found the Publi(...)

 Minister of State for disability issues Finian McGrath said he “needed to ensure that any extra money secured would be going towards services”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Additional funding of €150 million has been allocated for disability services in the budget announced on Tuesday. The extra funding will in part pro(...)

Key parts of the Charities Act are still not in place, although the Minister belatedly promised to activate them by September in the wake of Console

As the dust settles on the Console fiasco, one issue has been thrown into sharp relief – the absolute powerlessness of the Charities Regulator. The f(...)

The former chief executive of the Rehab Group, Angela Kerins, arriving at the High Court in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

Angela Kerins’s High Court case against the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) centres on a seven-hour meeting in 2014. The former chief executive (...)

Frank Flannery  is to be called to appear before the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Tánaiste has called on Rehab director and senior Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery to agree to a request to attend a public session of th(...)

Jockeys, owners, trainers and punters stand for in  silence at the Galway Races yesterday for the late broadcaster Colm Murray. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

The Galway Festival resumed under a shadow last night, with the sad news that broadcaster Colm Murray had earlier in the day lost his three-year battl(...)