Independent TD Catherine Connolly said two-and-a-half years  later   the report   had yet to be published. File photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

A TD was so angry with the Taoiseach’s reply to her question in the Dáil about a child sexual abuse report that she told him “a dignified silence for (...)

Comptroller and Auditor General Séamus McCarthy: although providing and managing  30 per cent of social housing, approved housing bodies are not subject to statutory regulation. Photograph: Frank Miller

The fact that more than 500 voluntary housing bodies are not subject to statutory regulation has been harshly criticised by the Comptroller and Audito(...)

Mick Wallace: “The Government is paying an extra €100,000 per unit, at a minimum, to allow the big developers to supply the housing for it.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is paying a minimum of €100,000 extra for every housing unit instead of €10,000 to allow big developers to supply housing, Independents(...)

The proposed route involves a new bridge and viaduct over the river Corrib.

A plan for a €600 million ring road around Galway city is to be considered by the Cabinet today. The proposed route involves a new bridge and viaduct(...)

The President’s Office occupies a unique position in Irish public life.

In the run-up to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) examination of the costs of the President’s Office, there were cries of it being a charade, polit(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh: he  said recent discussion on the housing issue had been “overly-simplistic”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The gap between private housing supply and demand is unlikely to close for the next three to four years, the chief executive of the National Asset Man(...)

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with pupils of Coláiste Naomh Eoin on Inis Meáin, Aran Islands, during a visit to mark the schools establishment as a single entity school. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

When a taoiseach visits an island like Inis Meáin in a month like September, the sun should be shining and the limestone landscape extending back to t(...)

 NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly: two years ago he told  told an Oireachtas committee gender imbalance was being addressed but there has been little or no change since. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Less than one in five of the highest-paid staff at the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) are women, latest figures show. At the same time, (...)

Latest figures show €293 million – or €800,000 a day – is being spent on agency nursing staff and locum doctors. Photograph: Frank Miller

Four nursing jobs are available in Ireland for every qualified nurse applying, the latest Health Service Executive figures show. Intensive care units(...)

Martin Green has been asked to advise the Galway European city of culture 2020 team. He was in charge of Hull’s British city of culture designation  last year.

Galway’s 2020 project team has hired in the former head of a British cultural capital on a consultancy basis, following the loss of its creative direc(...)

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