Sean Fleming

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Michael Noonan: Some reports suggest that he is criticised in the Public Accounts Committee findings for meeting Cerberus representatives. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has pledged to “rebut in the strongest possible terms” any findings against him in a report on Nama’s controversi(...)

Simon Harris: The Minister for Health has said his department is developing a national biosimilar policy. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

When the rheumatoid arthritis drug Benepali came on the Irish market last year, it was the first to test a new drug pricing agreement between the Gove(...)

Micheál Martin: “He put it in the context of if we are to get to 55 to 60 seats some people are going to bring in running mates where they didn’t before”

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has used the recruitment of Stephen Donnelly to warn some of his senior TDs that they need to bring in a running ma(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh: he faces questions over lack of records on discussions at  meetings.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh and chairman Frank Daly face questions over why records detailing discussions at meetings critical to its contro(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: reverted to the oldest trick in the political book in his  effort to curry favour with the public and cast the Government in an unfavourable light by asking whether or not TDs should take a Halloween break. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Is it any wonder so many people hold politicians in such low esteem given the shenanigans in the Dáil during the week? The “new politics” in which a (...)

In his opening statement, William Soffe told the committee the board stood over the sale, the sales process, the price achieved and also rejected any suggestion that the agency’s Northern Ireland advisory member Frank Cushnahan had any specific knowledge or bore any influence.

Political sensitivities in Stormont over a southern State agency controlling assets in its jurisdiction may have been a factor in Nama’s Project Eagle(...)

The Central Bank of Ireland has said the retention payments policy was essential in retaining staff and limiting potential risks. File photograph: Getty Images

Payments by the Central Bank to hold on to key staff have cost nearly €450,000 this year, it has emerged. Twenty-seven staff, mostly actuaries workin(...)

Fianna Fáil TD and chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Seán Fleming. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Public Accounts Committee chairman Seán Fleming has claimed there is a “bit of bribery” involved in the rolling out of a library service with no staff(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: she said Noonan should appear before the PAC only “if there is a real need to give information that only Michael can provide”.

Government Ministers have played down the prospect of the Minister for Finance appearing before the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to give evi(...)

A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General found the sale of Nama’s Northern Ireland property loan book probably resulted in a loss of more than €200 million to the taxpayer.

Opposition leaders are to seek a broad inquiry into the operations of Nama, extending beyond the sale of its Northern Ireland loans, though this is li(...)

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