The Comptroller’s report  recommends changes to the HSE’s approach in a number of cases to dealing with the contribution of residents to the cost of their care under the scheme. File photograph: iStock

The weekly cost of accommodating a person in a publicly-run nursing home under the “Fair Deal" scheme is over 60 per cent higher than in a private fac(...)

The direct provision centre in Mount Trenchard located in Foynes, Co Limerick. Photgraph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

One in six people living in direct provision in August this year had already been granted permission to remain in Ireland, the Comptroller and Auditor(...)

Fees for court-appointed guardians,of €125 an hour were agreed after an informal consultation between Tusla and the guardians, a report from the Compt(...)

The Government’s 14-seater Gulfstream IV jet, which had been in service since 1992, was sold in January 2015, for €400,000.

Spare parts for the Government jet were sold for €53,000, eight times lower than their estimated value, according to the report of the Comptroller and(...)

The  Thornton Hall prison site in north county Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Thornton Hall prison site in north Dublin is worth €48 million less than its current valuation in Prison Service accounts, the report of the Compt(...)

A Comptroller and Auditor General audit report has found  teachers working at a Youthreach centre operated by Cork County Vocational Education Committee had been paid for more than 1,000 working hours for which they were not timetabled, at a cost of €60,000. File photograph: Getty Images

Payments totalling €114,000 were made to students ineligible to take part in courses at a Youthreach centre operated by Cork County Vocational Educati(...)