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UK firm Camelot disputes the accuracy of Seán Fleming’s comments. Photograph: Eric Luke

The operator of the UK lottery has strongly rejected a suggestion by Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming that it was seeking to get rid of charity lotteries b(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the company would be subject to the full rigours of the Freedom of Information (FOI) act.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today he was aware of the €180 million cost of setting up Irish Water.He also said the company would be subject “to the full(...)

Wicklow Independent Stephen Donnelly challenged the Tánaiste on an ESRI report indicating that the poorest 10 per cent of people were being asked to give up the most. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore believes he knows the identity of Fianna Fáil’s next parliamentary recruit.Galway East Independent Colm Keaveney has already jo(...)

Pat  Rabbitte:  “We are in the middle of a public consultation.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte is not opposed to independent assessment of the EirGrid proposals to construct overhead electricity pylons as part of(...)

Leo Varadkar: the Minister for Transport was late  to the Dáil,  getting stuck  in traffic. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Embedding reform can be a trying process. Witness the Dáil. Three weeks into the earlier starts – 9.30am instead of 10.30am – and it hasn’t been easy(...)

Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness (right) who said yesterday he would be pressing for special hearings to be held into top-up payments. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Members of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee are to seek to have the chairs of the board of voluntary hospitals and health agencies called to give ev(...)

Joan Collins’ colleague John Halligan, got to the point. “We want our money back,” he said.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

All those gorgeous little bundles of joy. Special dollops of delight guaranteed to soften the hardest of hearts. Such bonny features of our maternity (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: an audit had concluded there were 36 types of allowances being paid to 191 senior managers at an annual cost of €3.224 million, he told the Dáil yesterday. Photograph: Kim Haughton/IDA

Five senior managers in the health services received a total of €739,000 in top-up payments between 2005 and 2010, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.(...)

Dr James Reilly: said only five organisations had replied to a circular letter issued at the end of September. Photograph: Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly said he is aware of a number of “arrangements” in State-fund hospitals and health agencies which may breach official (...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure  Brendan Howlin:  defended the principle of charging for requests on the basis of the State’s straitened finances and the reduced number of staff in public bodies.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has moved to dilute new Freedom of Information rules which would have increased fees levied for the sub(...)

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