Derek Nolan

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Independent TD Shane Ross said he was “delighted that the PAC finally saw sense and decided to allow the whistleblower in”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael and Labour members of the Public Accounts Committee have sharply criticised each other over the decision to allow a Garda whistleblower g(...)

 Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan arriving in Leinster House yesterday to attend the sitting of the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: David Sleator

Seven family members of gardaí had fixed charge notices cancelled, an internal investigation into the penalty points controversy discovered. However, (...)

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 (...)

It is no surprise that board members of a charitable organisation would think it appropriate to allocate €700,000 of charitable funds to fund the reti(...)

“Few TDs are perceived to be more holier-than-thou than Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the Labour Party TD for Dublin Bay North.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish psyche can be a hard thing to fathom at the best of times. A politician might be up to all kind of things but will only be utterly condemned(...)

Kevin Humphreys, one of the Labour backbench TDs who wrote a letter published in  The  Irish Times today. “We will do as much austerity as is needed to secure the recovery. Not a cent more,” they say. Photograph: Davd Sleator

Budget tensions are escalating between Fine Gael and Labour as TDs in the two Government parties clash over the fiscal plan for 2014 . Amid pre(...)

Labour’s Derek Nolan described the costs associated with the abandoned decentralisation of the Fás headquarters in Co Offaly as “an incredible waste of money for no benefit”.

The write-off of €1.1 million on a temporary Fás office and a site purchased by the agency for €1.5 million – now on sale for a tenth of that amount –(...)

PAC chair John McGuinness TD delivers a solid defence. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

John McGuinness’s position as chair of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee was never seriously in jeopardy, as none of the issues relating to his time (...)

“New information has emerged from the Revenue Commissioners on incomes and taxation here.”

The deference to financial and corporate power that impelled Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan to give the blanket guarantee to the financial insti(...)

“My daughter woke up this week and cried about how much she missed her friends at school in the Mercy in Galway,” said a former resident of Lisbrook House. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A cross-party group of Senators is lending its support to a nationwide “day of action” tomorrow to highlight the “inhumanity” of the direct pro(...)

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