The Ombudsman Peter Tyndall. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The ombudsman Peter Tyndall has said the State’s new €1.25 billion Land Development Agency (LDA) should not be shielded from Freedom of Information (F(...)

Former president Mary Robinson is pictured in Iveagh House in Dublin where she delivered the Michael Sweetman Memorial Lecture on Friday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former president Mary Robinson has defended the Extinction Rebellion campaign of civil disobedience, saying the protesters were correct to disrupt a “(...)

The Bernard Shaw pub in Portobello, Dublin. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Minister for Culture has signalled her support for new laws to protect cultural spaces from being forced out of business by the development of nei(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: department is considering introducing new time-limit rules on planning permissions granted under the fast-track regime. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The Government’s fast-track planning system is having a “knock-on” effect on An Bord Pleanála’s ability to deal with ordinary planning appeals, an Oir(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: ‘The current system is deeply flawed’. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The system for dealing with medical errors in Ireland is “not fit for purpose” and requires far-reaching reform, the author of a State-commissioned re(...)

Both Bank of Ireland and KBC have now committed to not challenging time limitations, and advised the ombudsman of this

KBC Bank cited controversial time limit rules when challenging 27 complaints to the financial services ombudsman related to tracker mortgage issues, T(...)

File photograph from October 2008 of the offices of Quinn Insurance in Blanchardstown, Dublin. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

During the Celtic Tiger, Seán Quinn oversaw from his Derrylin base a commercial empire that spanned a huge range of sectors and geographies. At its he(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Department of Social Protection will on Tuesday afternoon publish the full investigation by the State’s data protection watchdog into the controve(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: found that key aspects of the PSC have no basis in law. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Ever since it was first announced, the Public Services Card (PSC) has divided opinion. Its proponents argued that it would make life easier and more(...)

Before it was agreed that the pickets would be called off to facilitate talks, solicitors letters were issued to protestors at five processing plants, including a Kepak facility. Photograph: iStock

Meat processing giant Kepak issued High Court proceedings against the grassroots Beef Plan Movement as the meat industry faced off against protesters (...)

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