Sean Fleming

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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(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny met Opposition leaders on Thursday  to discuss the nature and scope of an inquiry into the Project Eagle sale. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny met with leaders of opposition groups at Government Buildings Thursday afternoon and quickly agreed that a statutory inquiry shou(...)

Public Accounts Committee chairman Sean Fleming said it would be seeking to work ‘in conjunction’ with the Northern Ireland finance committee in investigating Nama’s Project Eagle property sale. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Public Accounts Committee is to invite the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan to appear before them to discuss the Project Eagle sale. Chairman (...)

Minister of State for Sports Patrick O’Donovan: “It is appropriate that the inquiries in Brazil are allowed to conclude before anything else.” File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister of State for Sports Patrick O’Donovan has supported calls for the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) to appear before an Oireachtas committee. (...)

Shane Ross said he wanted to be “kept informed of the progress of the inquiries being made by the Olympic Council of Ireland into alleged illegal sales of tickets in Rio”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey is coming under increasing pressure to make a public statement on the ticket touting controversy over(...)

The Comptroller and Auditor General expects to complete a report next week into Nama’s controversial sale of its Northern Ireland portfolio two years ago

The Comptroller and Auditor General has said he expects to complete a report next week into the National Asset Management Agency’s controversial sale (...)

Paul Kelly founder of Console.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Gardaí examining the use of funds at suicide charity Console, amid concerns over financial management, visited its premises in Co Kildare yesterday a(...)

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