Sean Fleming

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A view of the construction site of the national children’s hospital. File photograph Tom Honan

The Health Service Executive spent more than €11 million on consultancy fees for the National Children’s hospital group last year, and more than €1 mi(...)

RTÉ: “The wages of the high-earners do make it more difficult for the political system to be sympathetic . . . but there are other major issues that have to be dealt with,” says the Public Accounts Committee’s Seán Fleming  TD. Photograph: Alan Betson

Reducing the salaries of RTÉ’s top earners is “not enough” to fix the broadcaster’s current financial situation, opposition politicians have said. On(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: insists the new Garda Operating Model  will mean more gardaí on the frontline in every part of the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish farmers have given their support to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris’s plans to reform the Garda, an endorsement that may prove invaluable as loca(...)

From left,  Deputy Garda Commissioner John Twomey and  Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  during an official announcement of the new Garda operating model. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Government-backed plans to reshape the Garda’s organisational structure are facing a rural backlash with a number of TDs, Garda representative organis(...)

“We are going to consider the report and issue a full response as soon as we can,” Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty said on Friday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The State could face costly legal action arising from the public services card (PSC) controversy, with civil society groups saying they are considerin(...)

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The Public Accounts Committee has called for a new cost-benefit analysis to be completed before the signing of a contract for the €5 billion National (...)

DCU is planning to submit this year’s accounts by the end of February 2020

Dublin City University suffered a “major, once off” accounting issue last year which prevented it from filing its financial statements to the State’s (...)

Angela Kerins was the subject of an in-depth inquiry by the PAC in 2014 about the finances of Rehab, including her own remuneration. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

New rules about how TDs conduct inquiries in Oireachtas committees are to be drawn up following a Supreme Court ruling yesterday which found the Publi(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Tax Appeals Commission (TAC) is currently dealing with 3,585 appeals concerning a disputed total of €3.7 billion in tax. Minister for Finance Pas(...)

 Work in progress at the National Children’s Hospital, site at St James Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some of the same PwC consultants who worked on the review of the overspend at the National Children’s Hospital advised the Health Service Executive be(...)

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