Five farmers received social welfare overpayments averaging €116,000 each last year, according to the Comptroller & Auditor General’s report for 2(...)

Hospitals are always first in the queue for available health funding. But, as has become evident in recent years, when they don’t get what they want, (...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly told the Public Accounts Committee that nobody in the agency was currently in receipt of a bonus but that a payment, perhaps deferred until the agency completed its work, was something that might need to be considered to incentivise staff to stay on.

The National Asset Management Agency intends to ask Minister for Finance Michael Noonan about the possibility of offering “retention payments” to staf(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh (left) with Frank Daly, chairman, after meeting Comptroller and Auditor General Séamus McCarthy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The National Asset Management Agency has defended a decision not to set a rate of return for its business and insisted it has plenty of performance b(...)

Public Accounts Committee vice-chairman Kieran O’Donnell said the accumulated loss to the taxpayer from development projects entered into by the DDDA, which included the CHQ development at Custom House Quay (above), was €185 million. Photograph: David Sleator

Records taken in advance of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority’s (DDDA) purchase of the Irish Glass Bottle site regarding its potential financ(...)

Garda Sgt Maurice Mc Cabe arriving for the Public Account Committee meeting in Leinster House on January 30th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A majority of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) members has opposed the release of evidence given to it by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe. Serving (...)

Whistleblower John Wilson attending the PAC last week. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Any examination of where the power resides in Irish politics will show that the Oireachtas, with very few exceptions, has been a creature of the Gover(...)

The Public Accounts Committee has sought legal advice on how it should handle a series of Garda files forwarded to its chairman John McGuinness (pictured) from a whistleblower.   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Public Accounts Committee has sought legal advice on how it should handle a series of Garda files forwarded to its chairman John McGuinness from a(...)

The director of the National Gallery of Ireland Sean Rainbird. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A €40,000 additional payment to the director of the National Gallery of Ireland did not represent a top-up of his salary, the chair of the gallery’s b(...)

Bord na gCon faces further questioning by a Dáil committee over its financial affairs after the State greyhound racing board defended the costs involv(...)

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