Robert Watt

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Central Bank  governor Philip Lane, pictured on his first day in office in November 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin economics professor John O’Hagan didn’t think much of it when he hadn’t heard in weeks from the third-year student he’d hired i(...)

Paschal Donohoe declined to say who might succeed Prof Lane in the event of his moving to the ECB. Photograph: Collins

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has pledged to throw the “full weight” of Ireland’s diplomatic services to secure the European Central Bank vice-pres(...)

Robert Watt has had his contract as secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform extended. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government is extending the contracts of three secretaries general of high-profile departments whose terms in their jobs were due to expire this y(...)

News of the deep levels of concern about Garda overtime comes after it emerged that funding for some of the Garda’s armed units was at risk. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda overtime spending is out of control and must be tackled immediately, the Government believes. Documents obtained by The Irish Times under the F(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: confirmed he had begun transferring his shares in drinks giant Diageo to his wife. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance, is attempting to head off any criticism that he could have a perceived conflict of interest when setting al(...)

 Robert Watt, secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. He will be a speaker at the Great Place to Work Ireland Conference 2017. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

MONDAY Results: Green Reit. Indicators: Euro zone inflation (Aug), US housing market index (Sept). Meetings: Ormonde Mining agm (Crowne Plaza Hote(...)

Mr Flanagan said the selection of candidates for the post will be handled by the Policing Authority “independent of government.”  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Applications for Nóirín O’Sullivan’s replacement as garda commissioner will be considered from inside and outside the force, Minister for Justice Char(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: will seek an interim report from the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland on reform progress. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government has asked the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland to fast-track its recommendations on Garda reform in response to the resi(...)

Garda commissioner: Nóirín O’Sullivan will be entitled to a lump sum of almost €290,000 and a pension of €90,000. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government believes the new Garda commissioner will need to be paid about €300,000, or 65 per cent more than the current salary, if strong interna(...)

Sanita Zarina at home in Longford with a picture of her daughter, Dace.  'I can’t get back my daughter,' she says. 'I can’t get back a future with her. I can’t get grandchildren from her.' Photograph: Peter Murtagh

The last time Sanita Zarina saw her daughter, she was dead. But even in death, the only part of 22-year-old Dace her mother was advised to inspect wa(...)

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