Paul Quinn

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Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure, finally appeared before the Public Accounts Committee and the Finance Committee on Thursday.

A tug of war between Oireachtas committees around who should grill one of the most senior civil servants in the country has been playing out behind th(...)

Robert Watt before the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday

The secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure has faced sustained questioning about why his department only became involved in dealing(...)

Tom Costello, who has since resigned as the chair of the National Paediatric Hospital’s Development board. Photograph: Ray Lohan for The Irish Times

A confidentially agreement was proposed by the former head of the national children’s hospital board in relation to aspects of the financing and build(...)

A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board was established by former minister for health Mary Harney in 2007 to oversee the building of nation(...)

Minister for Health  Simon Harris, Andrew Mc Dowell EIB vice-president, Werner Hoyer EIB president, Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at the signing of documents for the loan for the  children’s hospital in 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The senior Department of Public Expenditure official who was on the board planning the national children’s hospital was appointed in a personal capaci(...)

 Séamus Mallon, pictured in 1998 sitting behind Gerry Adams at an address in Belfast by Bill Clinton, has little affection for the Sinn Féin leader: “I just can’t be in the same room with him. There’s just something about him that I recoil from. He has his hand in too many awful events, too many.” Photograph: AP

Séamus Mallon today lives quietly in Markethill in Co Armagh perched just above the remnants of a wall that, centuries ago, was a bulwark against all (...)

Paul Quinn: “You’ll always have a fresh stash, full of flavour, ready to go”

“Fresh herbs are an essential ingredient to many dishes. Here we freeze our fresh chopped herbs in olive oil to keep them fresh. We then defrost them (...)

Stephen and Briege Quinn holding a picture of their late son Paul in their home in Cullyhanna, Co Armagh. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating the murder of a Co Armagh man almost nine years ago have arrested a suspect aged in his 50s. Paul Quinn, from Cullyhanna, was 2(...)

Leigh Griffiths scores Celtic’s opening goal in the Scottish Premiership match against Aberdeen at Celtic Park. Photograph: Graham Stuart/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Celtic 3 Aberdeen 1 Leigh Griffiths helped himself to a double as Celtic went seven points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership wi(...)

 SDLP leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell: said the IRA “went around the corner and joined Sinn Féin as they had been told to do, and now they are leafleting and electioneering”. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Sinn Féin should take advantage of the British government-appointed panel’s report on the status of the IRA and the other paramilitaries by “just tel(...)

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