Sean Fleming

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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(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald (centre) with Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly and Ian Marshall, a unionist farmer who has been elected to the  Seanad. Photograph: @MaryLouMcDonald/PA Wire

A newly-elected Senator backed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he is willing to vote against the so-called “backstop” arrangement that would see Northe(...)

PAC  has called for a Dáil debate on how  the surplus on the wind-up of Nama should be spent. Photograph:  Alan Betson

The Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has called for a Dáil debate on how a projected €3 billion surplus on the wind-up of Nama should be spe(...)

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