Sean Fleming

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 Of the 99,319 applications made in the first five months of this year under the passport express system for renewals, only 2,718 were processed within 10 working days. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The “express” process for applying for a passport is considerably slower than applying for the document online, it has emerged. While just over 90 pe(...)

AIB is one of the institutions that could fare the worst if the PAC’s plans for a sunset clause on losses is introduced. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Encouraging domestic and EU ownership of Irish property is among an Oireachtas committee’s suggestions for dealing with the “unacceptable level of ris(...)

Sean Fleming: “He says what people want to hear, but he doesn’t do anything”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming maintains that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been unfair to the women involved in(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin. File photograph: Collins

An Garda Síochána should have sought tenders for a new IT services contract six years ago, acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin has told an Oire(...)

Former  minister for finance Michael Noonan who had not declared his position: “We’ll see what is in the Bill but my general disposition would be to support what is being proposed by the Government.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Many TDs who were previously opposed to the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion now say they will vote for it, a survey by The Irish Times h(...)

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell told health officials: “In the world of science, we like to separate fact and feelings.” Photograph: Eric Luke

More shock, more indignation, more disbelief – another day, another Oireachtas committee hearing into missed smear tests that should have flagged canc(...)

Vicky Phelan arriving at the Dáil prior to her appearance before the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

After two weeks of political uproar over the CervicalCheck controversy, the Government announced a special package of supports for the women affected (...)

Vicky Phelan won a €2.5 million settlement after she received incorrect smear test results which failed to diagnose her with cervical cancer. Photograph: Collins Courts

The chairmen of two Oireachtas Committees have clashed over which committee should examine the CervicalCheck controversy. Dr Michael Harty, Independe(...)

Carrie (Claire Danes) from ‘Homeland’, which costs US network Showtime a reported $3 million (€2.5 million) per episode to make and which is shown on RTÉ2 for €5,000 an hour.

How much does it cost to make an hour of television? It was hard not to feel all hope crawl under the desk to die when this question was asked seven-e(...)

RTÉ2 shows such as “Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope” may soon be shown on a +1 channel

RTÉ has sought regulatory permission to launch an RTÉ2 +1 channel in a move that is likely to boost the audience for its shows. An Oireachtas committ(...)

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