FAI HQ in Abbotstown: Morale among the staff is said to be, understandably, at a low ebb. Photograph: Inpho

If it had a marketing spend behind it the publication at 11 o’clock on Friday morning of the governance review group’s report might be sold as some so(...)

Interim FAI chief executive Rea Walshe will be part of the  governance review committee looking into how the association can be reformed. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Interim FAI chief executive Rea Walshe and current board member Niamh O’Donoghue are to be part of the five-person governance review committee which h(...)

Public service card: Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon was concerned about a ‘considerable leap in purpose for the card’

The Data Protection Commissioner told the head of the Department of Social Protection last year that there was a risk the public services card (PSC) w(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney speaks at the AGM in Kilkenny. Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Questions to the top table were once again off the agenda at Saturday’s Football Association of Ireland annual general meeting in Kilkenny but accordi(...)

Department of Social Protection recovered over €82 million in monies overpaid to claimants last year

The number of elderly people in Ireland claiming State pensions has risen by two-thirds in 20 years, according to the Department of Social Protection.(...)

Niamh O’Donoghue, right, chairperson of the Women’s FAI, is due to join the FAI’s board under the terms of a merger agreement between the two football bodies. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

While the FAI has apparently modelled its new coaching structures on established practice in Belgium, it seems a key aspect of the association’s corp(...)

Sample Public Services Card

The cost of developing the Government’s Public Services Card rose from an estimated €19.8 million in 2012, to just under 60 million in 2015, according(...)

Chairman of the PAC John McGuinness said it was extraordinary that families were being forced to sleep in hotels after leaving rental accommodation. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General discovered “significant issues” with internal fraud measures in two social welfare offices in 2013, an(...)

Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin. Workers install water meters outside houses   near Blanchardstown. File photograph: Collins

The Department of Social Protection warned it did not have adequate resources to administer the €100 water conservation grant established by the Coali(...)

Minister for Social Protection, Tánaiste Joan Burton. Staff at her department vigorously opposed the handing over of PPS numbers – particularly of children – to Irish Water. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Staff at the Department of Social Protection vigorously opposed the handing over of PPS numbers – particularly of children – to Irish Water, it has em(...)

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