On Tuesday morning there were 15 confirmed Covid-19 inpatients in hospital in the North, none of whom were in intensive care. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A further 271 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the State, according to the Department of Health on Tuesday. There are 77 people in hospital, (...)

A joint report by comptroller and auditor general Kieran Donnelly and local government auditor Pamela McCreedy highlighted mental health conditions as a prominent cause of sickness absence, often involving longer absences. Photograph: Istock

Sickness absence in the Northern Ireland civil service has increased by 10 per cent in five years, with staff off for an average of almost 13 days ann(...)

The North’s comptroller and auditor general Kieran Donnelly:  said the civil service must transform how it plans, recruits, manages and develops its workforce

The Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS), which has been without a head since August, is now at a “crossroads” and struggling to provide “business as(...)

PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne ultimately wants to increase numbers to 7,500, but this will require significant added funding, police sources have said. File photograph: PA Wire

The focus on short-term cost reductions means the PSNI “storing up problems for the future”, the Northern Ireland Audit Office has warned in a new rep(...)

Payment schemes for former police and prison officers in Northern Ireland who were injured on duty are “not fit for purpose”, according to a report pu(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to be honoured by the queen.

The outgoing PSNI chief constable George Hamilton has been knighted in Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honours list. The Garda commissioner and former PSN(...)

The Policing Board’s plan included 48 targets for the PSNI, of which  77% had been fully achieved.

Police in Northern Ireland failed to meet almost a quarter of performance targets set last year by the Policing Board, an Audit Office report has fou(...)

More than £1 billion of public money is to be paid to Northern Ireland-based businesses by 2036 after they installed new appliances under the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, which is now closed. File photograph: Getty Images

A Northern Ireland farmer is allegedly in line to receive £1 million (€1.19 million) of public money over the next 20 years for heating an empty shed (...)

The North’s comptroller and auditor general Kieran Donnelly

A breakdown in the Northern Ireland Housing Executive’s internal controls led to its involvement in controversial deals that triggered an investigatio(...)

Raymie Johnston of Fermanagh in full flight against Mayo. Photograph: Andrew Paton/INPHO

Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of Fermanagh’s B All-Ireland success under the late Pat King. The competition was organised with good intenti(...)

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