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Former chairman and chief executive of the Central Remedial Clinic Jim Nugent  is understood to be be willing to appear before the Dáil Public Accounts Committee  again to answer questions about the ongoing scandal at the charity.  Photograph: The Irish Times

A former chairman and chief executive of the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) is willing to appear before the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) again (...)

John McGuinness, chairman of the  Public Accounts Committee: said that following its public hearings and subsequent media interviews, there was a substantial number of “unsettling questions” surrounding governance, transparency and operations at the CRC. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Public Accounts Committee wants to recall the entire former board of the Central Remedial Clinic to revisit previous evidence on top-up payments a(...)

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, John McGuinness, arriving for a committee meeting at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Members of the Public Accounts Committee expressed their utter disbelief at the evidence given by the CRC’s former chief executive Brian Conlan yester(...)

Irish Water chief executive John Tierney

The Government is expected to respond to the controversy over spending on consultants by Irish Water by opening the new semi-State up to Freedom of In(...)

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has said the €50 million spent by Irish Water on consultants is a lot of money, but insisted it was needed to establish the company. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Senior management of Irish Water is to appear before a special meeting of the Oireachtas environment committee on Tuesday to address public concerns o(...)

The group comprises St Vincent’s University Hospital (above); an adjacent private hospital in Elm Park, Dublin; and St Michael’s Hospital in Dún Laoghaire.

Senior figures in the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group may be called to give evidence before the Dáil Public Accounts Committee after concerns were raise(...)

There are delays of up to 30 minutes on DART services this morning after a truck hit a bridge at Clontarf.  Subject to planning permission and progress with a housing development, construction on the new amenity would commence in late 2021 and open in early 2023.

Political Correspondent Intercity and Dart trains face increased passenger safety inspections in the coming weeks after complaints of overcrowding. Th(...)

Fine Gael TD Simon Harris was speaking at the publication today of a cross-party submission on mental health reform. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A Government TD has demanded greater public oversight of HSE spending to ensure money ring-fenced for mental health services was not siphoned away to (...)

A spokesman for the Cathaoirleach of the Seanad, Paddy Burke, said a submission on behalf of Senators about how expenses should be vouched for had made no request for additional expenses. He said the submission by the Seanad Committee of Procedure and Privileges (CPP) had made the case that Senators should be allowed to claim their office rental costs out of existing allowances.

A report that Senators are seeking extra expenses to run constituency offices has been dismissed as “a complete distortion” of the position. A spokesm(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly
were the primary movers in
, who helped lead a
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campaign of cajoling and persuasion over the past two months Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill /The Irish Times

If there was one issue that had the potential to rupture Fine Gael it was abortion, given the preponderance of conservative-leaning Christian democrat(...)

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