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The account given by senior executives of Irish Water today of how €50 million was spent on consultants in its first year of operation may prompt ques(...)

Minister for State for Natural Resources Fergus O’Dowd: expects Freedom of Information legislation to apply retrospectively to Irish Water .Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

All decisions taken by Irish Water, including those around its establishment, should come under the Freedom of Information Act, according to Minist(...)

Mary van Lieshout was 20 months into a three-year contract as the President’s special adviser when she resigned last month.

The former chief adviser to President Michael D Higgins, Mary van Lieshout, has drawn a line under the controversy surrounding her resignation by sayi(...)

The Public Accounts Committee has sought legal advice on how it should handle a series of Garda files forwarded to its chairman John McGuinness (pictured) from a whistleblower.   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Public Accounts Committee has sought legal advice on how it should handle a series of Garda files forwarded to its chairman John McGuinness from a(...)

The report has suggested several changes and additions to the climate action legislation, which is being sponsored by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan.   Photograph: Eric Luke

The independent body scrutinising Government performance in meeting climate change obligations must be as robust as the Fiscal Advisory Council, a (...)

A report on climate change by an Oireachtas Committee has made no cast-iron recommendations to Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan but does suggest a number of courses of action that might be followed. Photograph: The Irish Times

Harry McGee Political CorrespondentThe report of a parliamentary committee on a draft climate change Bill has made a number of significant suggestions(...)

“The best way to increase the supply of housing in Dublin is to keep up the pressure on the banks to do deals with people in arrears and develop negative equity mortgages and similar products.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The nascent recovery in residential property means that the release of monthly price data is no longer a “jump behind the couch and look through your (...)

A file image of workers preparing the Poolbeg incinerator site in 2010. Photograph: The Irish Times

The contract between Dublin City Council Covanta to develop the Poolbeg incinerator has been substantially renegotiated.A controversial “put or pay” c(...)

Jeremiah Collins:  pleaded guilty to 70 sample charges relating to the theft of some €188,000 from the Cork Centre for Independent Living. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

A former financial administrator who admitted stealing over €500,000 from a charity where he worked to feed a gambling addiction has been sentenced (...)

Minister of State Lucinda Creighton’s suggestions have been described as ‘impractical and unrealistic’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister of State Lucinda Creighton has defended her proposed amendments of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill after a perinatal psychiatris(...)

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