Former chief executive Seán Ashe, who failed to declare ties to family members with interests in two companies that received contracts from the ETB, an audit found. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (ETB), which is at the centre of a controversy over how taxpayer funds were spent, is reviewing all i(...)

The official cost of the President’s office in 2016 was €3.6m, of which €1.15m was accounted for by the bonus paid to citizens who have reached 100 years of age. Photograph: Frank Miller

The disclosure at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that the President has an annual unaudited allowance of €317,000, on top of his regular expenses(...)

Charleton tribunal: the former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Choosing Supt Dave Taylor to head the Garda press office was one of the worst mistakes of his life, the former commissioner Martin Callinan has said. (...)

Voters will be asked to vote on on the questions of marriage equality and the age of eligibility for contesting presidential elections on May 22nd. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Constitutional status of marriage will remain unchanged if the same-sex marriage amendment is passed, the Referendum Commission has said. Launchin(...)