Mick Wallace

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Mick Wallace questioned the logic of running the Garda “like a commercial organisation”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Commission on the Future of Policing has denied its proposal for a corporate-style board of directors to oversee the Garda is “toothless” and woul(...)

Builders pictured carrying out remedial work on November 5th at Tyrrelstown Educate Together School. The school had closed to pupils due to building defects Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Parents of some pupils at a school which is at the centre of structural concerns are refusing to send their children back to class over safety fears. (...)

Protective fencing erected outside Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada, Glebe, Lucan, Co Dublin. It is one of dozens of schools at the centre of structural concerns.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Gardaí should be called in to conduct a criminal investigation to find out who is responsible for structural defects in schools built over the past de(...)

 Tánaiste Simon Coveney: ‘I am foreign minister and I need to make sure that I make decisions on the basis of fact and informed content.’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has rejected a call for Saudi diplomats to be expelled from Ireland in the wake of the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khas(...)

‘Frances Fitzgerald will not be the first prominent public figure in recent political history to feel hard done by after their forced resignation.’ File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Frances Fitzgerald or Nóirín O’Sullivan won’t be the first prominent public figures in recent political history to feel hard done by after their force(...)

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 Government’s Land Development Agency ‘promises to be crony capitalism at its finest’, Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace has claimed. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Government’s Land Development Agency “promises to be crony capitalism at its finest”, Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace has claimed. Speaking (...)

Clairvue-Nantes paid Nama €26.6 million for the loans, secured on properties bought by Quinlan Private, a partnership led by financial adviser, Derek Quinlan, in February 2012.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

State assets agency Nama could face questions on Thursday about the sale of loans linked to boom-era property player Quinlan Private to a Luxembourg c(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan told the Dáil the purpose of the Garda presence at an eviction in Dublin was ‘to keep the peace and facilitate a peaceful protest and the enforcement of an order of the High Court’. Photograph: Jack Power

The Department of Justice is to examine the law in relation to the execution of High Court orders by private security firms, Charlie Flanagan has told(...)

Oireachtas Committee on Finance Committee chair John McGuinness said he did not accept the Department of Public Expenditure’s position that “you just write policy and then you sit back”.

The State was not a party to contracts to build schools and an institute of education that have collapsed and now threaten more than 100 small subcont(...)

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