There is a growing concern within the Garda that the force was being swamped by the workload related to economic crimes, especially those with an online dimension. Photograph: iStock

Significant new powers are being considered for An Garda Síochána to tackle white collar and other economic crimes, including new search warrants for (...)

Former minister of State at the Department  of Finance Michael D’Arcy resigned from the Seanad to take up the post. File photograph: The Irish Times

Targeting the Government and regulators was a core responsibility of the financial services role ultimately taken up by former minister of State Micha(...)

Micheál Martin and Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald TD at the switching on of the Oireachtas Christmas tree lights at Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The law should be changed to ensure the conduct of politicians can be investigated even after they leave office, the Fianna Fáil leader has said. Mic(...)

Seán Canney: Under “expenditure on policy formulation”, Mr Canney listed different restaurants such as Bang (€140), the Sussex (€208), Matt the Thresher (€332), The Ivy (€92), La Cave (€86) and Fire (€122). Photograph: Alan Betson

A Minister of State submitted receipts from leading restaurants near Leinster House as part of “expenditure on policy formulation” permitted under Sta(...)

 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(...)

Sherry Perreault,  head of lobbying regulation at the Standards in Public Office Commission. File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

The State’s ethics watchdog is concerned that it is too easy for senior public servants to leave their roles and immediately move into lobbying positi(...)

A choose life section has been added to the www.catholicbishops.ie website

The Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) has been urged to examine the funding of the Catholic bishops’ referendum campaign in support of reta(...)

Former Gay and Lesbian Equality Network director Kieran Rose, who failed to disclose support from the organisation worth about €11,500 which he received during his Seanad election campaign. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) has confirmed it is not investigating Kieran Rose, a former director of the Gay and Lesbian Equality (...)

Amnesty International’s director in Ireland, Colm O’Gorman, argues the Sipo legislation has recently been “weaponised” against a number of campaigning and advocacy organisations, including his own. Photograph: Alan Betson

Amnesty International Ireland’s refusal to comply with a directive from the Standards in Public Office commission (Sipo) that it should return a donat(...)

George Soros: Amnesty said the Soros grant accounts for nearly 2.5%  of its total annual income, but returning it would set ‘a dangerous precedent’. Photograph: AFP/Getty

The chief executive of Amnesty International in Ireland said the organisation will challenge an instruction by the State’s ethics watchdog to return a(...)

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