Niamh O’Donoghue in Abu Dhabi.

“I don’t look sick though, do I?” says primary school teacher Niamh O’Donoghue of two pictures taken of her in the United Arab Emirates last summ(...)

In quite a personal statement Ms Foster said she came into politics not for gain but to advance the values important to her and to try to make people’s lives better for people in Northern Ireland. . . and to heal divisions. File photograph: PA

The Sinn Féin finance Minister Conor Murphy has moved to implement a number of measures to try to prevent a recurrence of the Renewable Heat Incentive(...)

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(...)

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