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Public Accounts Committee vice-chairman Kieran O’Donnell said the accumulated loss to the taxpayer from development projects entered into by the DDDA, which included the CHQ development at Custom House Quay (above), was €185 million. Photograph: David Sleator

Records taken in advance of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority’s (DDDA) purchase of the Irish Glass Bottle site regarding its potential financ(...)

Fine Gael Dublin South-East TD and PAC member Eoghan Murphy said he 
was “concerned that we have already overstepped the mark” on the penalty points issue.

A rift has emerged within the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) over whether it should hear evidence from a Garda whistleblower on the penalty points co(...)

Fine Gael TD John Deasy has warned against rashly calling organisations before the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Public Accounts Committee has been given a legal warning that it is in danger of straying outside of its remit in the way it is carrying out its (...)

Niamh Brennan, the former chairwoman of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority, is due to attend before the Dáil Committee on Public Accounts to give evidence to its inquiry

The former chief executive of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) strongly criticised the authority’s former chairwoman, Niamh Brennan, (...)

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar: “The late taking of specimens is not scientifically valuable.” Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has confirmed that motorists involved in hit-and-run incidents will face harsher criminal sanction.Prison sentence(...)

Eoghan Murphy: ‘When one asks what is austerity in the current climate, it is a balanced budget.’

A Government backbencher has repeated his pre-budget view that the correction to the national finances should have been in excess of €2.5 billion.Fine(...)

Enda Kenny: he said yesterday he would look to see how the Seanad could become “more effective” and indicated he might favour a reform agenda that would take place without constitutional change. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has acknowledged publicly for the first time that Seanad reform will be on the Government’s agenda following the defeat of the(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams on Moore Street canvassing for a  Yes vote in the Seanad referendum. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The campaign ahead of next month’s referendum on abolishing the Seanad stepped up a gear today with the launch of Fine Gael’s online strategy and an a(...)

Professor Diarmuid Ferriter of  UCD: a timely critique of the power the Economic Management Council has accrued to itself

I left Glenties yesterday with my head full of the insights of others and my in-box full of their scripts. I also came away with enough material to in(...)

Public Accounts Committee  chairman John McGuinness: “Having an opinion is not in itself a sacking offence.” Photograph:   Brenda Fitzsimons

The Fine Gael group on the Public Accounts Committee has indicated it will not seek the removal of the committee’s chairman John McGuinness followin(...)

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