Sean Fleming

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Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Ceann Comhairle: “That was a decision that the Public Accounts Committee made itself and it is empowered to make these decisions”.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was “treading on embers” when it decided to investigate spending in Áras an Uachtaráin in the run-up to the presid(...)

Declan O’Callaghan, of Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, was suspended in July by the High Court. Photograph: Collins

Until last Wednesday afternoon, a shy middle-aged Roscommon wife and mother was unsure whether she was destined to lose her family home in the days be(...)

EIB president Werner Hoyer: “If we cannot stop this trend towards the return of protectionism…we are going to live in a much less comfortable continent and world very soon.”

The European Investment Bank president has warned that “If we cannot stop this trend towards the return of protectionism…we are going to live in a muc(...)

Public Accounts Committee chairman Seán Fleming said the State was missing out on significant additional resources because of the amount of tax that remained under appeal. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Three large corporation tax bills, worth more than €100 million each, have yet to be collected by Revenue because of a backlog of appeals at the Tax A(...)

Labour health spokesman Alan Kelly said delays in reading   smears created a “serious risk”. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

There is a “risk” to women who require routine smears because their tests are facing 20-week delays in being read due to a backlog created by the Cerv(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Minister for Health Simon Harris and said the HSE’s practice of passing its problems onto the Department of Health needs to change.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Minister for Health Simon Harris and said the HSE’s practice of passing its problems onto the Department of He(...)

Deputy Alan Kelly told the public accounts committee he had received a letter from a whistleblower in the OPW. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Labour TD Alan Kelly has said he has received a letter from a former whistleblower within the Office of Public Works (OPW) which contain allegations o(...)

  Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming, chairman of the PAC, insisted that what the committee intended to do was not unconstitutional. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

A former Attorney General has said expenditure by Áras an Uachtaráin should be open to examination by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) like other a(...)

President Michael D Higgins at the  National Ploughing Championship in Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has clashed with a powerful Dáil committee chaired by a party colleague over its decision to examine the costs of th(...)

Seán Fleming, chairman of the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee, said he was stunned that Nama was continuing to pay fees to Tughans. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has been urged to disclose all its dealings with a Belfast law firm at the centre of the Project Eagle con(...)

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