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State apology on the cards after Varadkar and Harris meet CervicalCheck support group
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State apology on the cards after Varadkar and Harris meet CervicalCheck support group

Aug 7th 2019, 5:17 PM 8,936 Views 56 Comments

Patient representatives, however, say a full apology is only possible with a full understanding of who’s accountable.

PWC report finds 'series of weaknesses' in planning and execution of National Children's Hospital
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PWC report finds 'series of weaknesses' in planning and execution of National Children's Hospital

Apr 9th 2019, 2:20 PM 16,767 Views 68 Comments

A figure of €983 million for the development has skyrocketed since 2017.

'No mention of accountability or cover-up' - Criticism of pope's Knock Shrine speech on clerical abuse
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'No mention of accountability or cover-up' - Criticism of pope's Knock Shrine speech on clerical abuse

Aug 26th 2018, 12:24 PM 22,984 Views 46 Comments

Pope Francis begged for God’s forgiveness for the “sins” by members of the clergy.

The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be
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The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be

Feb 18th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,690 Views 17 Comments

The allocation of state board memberships has caused no end of controversy in Ireland in the past.

No more lying: A new bill that makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Central Bank won't be opposed
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No more lying: A new bill that makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Central Bank won't be opposed

Feb 13th 2018, 7:56 PM 9,166 Views 28 Comments

The Sinn Féin Bill carries a possible penalty of five years in jail for the offence.

Superintendents cancelled speeding fines without speaking to gardaí that issued them, report finds
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Superintendents cancelled speeding fines without speaking to gardaí that issued them, report finds

Dec 1st 2017, 5:10 PM 13,946 Views 37 Comments

Gsoc published its report into the fixed charge penalty notice cancellation scandal earlier today.

Opinion: 'Too little accountability creates monsters. Too much blame creates fools'
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Opinion: 'Too little accountability creates monsters. Too much blame creates fools'

Aug 30th 2017, 6:30 AM 6,236 Views 32 Comments

The blame game prevents learning because fearful and defensive people do not disclose all the facts, writes Martin Fellenz.

Here's what we know so far about Templemore's 'unacceptable' finances
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Here's what we know so far about Templemore's 'unacceptable' finances

May 6th 2017, 6:00 AM 16,594 Views 26 Comments

The Commissioner’s performance at the Public Accounts Committee this week has sparked calls for her to step down.

The Garda Commissioner, the head of HR and the 'brief' two-hour meeting in Templemore
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The Garda Commissioner, the head of HR and the 'brief' two-hour meeting in Templemore

May 4th 2017, 9:02 PM 31,204 Views 59 Comments

Nóirín O’Sullivan appeared before the Public Accounts Committee today and left members with more questions than answers.

Tom Clonan: Noirín O'Sullivan's performance in recent days is simply not credible
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Tom Clonan: Noirín O'Sullivan's performance in recent days is simply not credible

Mar 28th 2017, 7:30 PM 277 Views 57 Comments

The only response to this appalling breach of trust is for those in charge to consider their positions, writes Dr Tom Clonan.

McCabe's questions deserve to be answered before Tribunal is held says Varadkar
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McCabe's questions deserve to be answered before Tribunal is held says Varadkar

Feb 15th 2017, 10:40 PM 11,641 Views 55 Comments

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney have reportedly told Fine Gael TDs to prepare for an early election.

Opinion: 'Charities need to be above reproach. After all it's our money that funds them'
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Opinion: 'Charities need to be above reproach. After all it's our money that funds them'

Jan 21st 2017, 8:30 AM 359 Views 19 Comments

Charities will have a powerful role to play in the future but they need proper regulation, writes Cormac O’Ceallaigh.

Acting Garda Commissioner denies the force has not supported Maurice McCabe
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Acting Garda Commissioner denies the force has not supported Maurice McCabe

May 28th 2014, 4:20 PM 8,854 Views 28 Comments

Finian McGrath questioned Nóirín O’Sullivan’s assertion that senior gardaí were in contact with the whistleblower “on a daily basis”.

Noel Rock: I'm taking €0 expenses – here's why
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Noel Rock: I'm taking €0 expenses – here's why

May 18th 2014, 12:00 PM 110 Views 54 Comments

Unvouched expenses would not be tolerated in the any other business, and taxpayers shouldn’t have to tolerate it either.

Charities regulator takes shape, Shatter says it will 'improve accountability'
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Charities regulator takes shape, Shatter says it will 'improve accountability'

Apr 30th 2014, 10:25 PM 7,101 Views 34 Comments

The need for the new authority has been repeatedly stressed in the wake of the controversies at the CRC and Rehab.

It's the 10 year anniversary of the Children's Ombudsman Office
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It's the 10 year anniversary of the Children's Ombudsman Office

Apr 25th 2014, 12:34 PM 3,905 Views 6 Comments

Children’s Ombudsman, Emily Logan, says accountability is needed for the independence of Ombudsman institutions.

PAC tells Frank Flannery his reasons for no-showing are 'nothing short of contemptible'
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PAC tells Frank Flannery his reasons for no-showing are 'nothing short of contemptible'

Apr 9th 2014, 11:07 PM 15,018 Views 73 Comments

The strongly-worded letters went out after an emergency session of the Public Accounts Committee tonight.

Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery tell PAC: Sorry, we won't be turning up tomorrow
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Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery tell PAC: Sorry, we won't be turning up tomorrow

Apr 9th 2014, 6:02 PM 16,540 Views 156 Comments

Shane Ross is not too impressed.

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?
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Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?

Apr 5th 2014, 5:30 PM 121 Views 30 Comments

It was almost a year ago that a complaint was made about the Minister for Justice telling Prime Time about Mick Wallace being cautioned by a garda over using his mobile phone while driving, writes William Campbell.

'Good employers have nothing to fear from whistleblowers legislation'
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'Good employers have nothing to fear from whistleblowers legislation'

Feb 4th 2014, 10:10 PM 7,513 Views 14 Comments

Brendan Howlin says the Protected Disclosures Bill is about a ‘change in culture’.

Howlin says FOI will apply to Irish Water, as company insists all contracts are ‘fully compliant’
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Howlin says FOI will apply to Irish Water, as company insists all contracts are ‘fully compliant’

Jan 14th 2014, 12:03 PM 5,785 Views 48 Comments

The agency issued a statement this morning ahead of its CEO’s appearance before an Oireachtas committee.

President Higgins: ‘Lack of public confidence in the EU cannot go unchecked’
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President Higgins: ‘Lack of public confidence in the EU cannot go unchecked’

Jun 24th 2013, 8:35 PM 3,645 Views 23 Comments

Speaking at a conference today, President Higgins said it was time to go back to the values that were central to the establishment of the European Union.

Column: Is a fairer society a happier one?
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Column: Is a fairer society a happier one?

Mar 20th 2013, 1:00 PM 456 Views 63 Comments

To mark International Happiness Day, Karen Hand says Irish peoples’ happiness depends on a sense of fair play and accountability, which is why making fairness a priority will boost the happiness of the nation.

Column: A new way to ask TDs questions – and get a direct answer
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Column: A new way to ask TDs questions – and get a direct answer

Oct 9th 2012, 7:30 PM 123 Views 40 Comments

Launching this week, the DáilWatch project will allow Irish citizens to communicate directly with politicians, explains Sarah O’Neill.

Calls for accountability and regulation in the charity sector
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Calls for accountability and regulation in the charity sector

Sep 16th 2012, 3:04 PM 5,059 Views 27 Comments

A Labour senate group will table a motion this week calling for the implementation of the 2009 Charities Act.

Information Commissioner welcomes Freedom of Information reform
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Information Commissioner welcomes Freedom of Information reform

Jul 26th 2012, 11:13 AM 1,993 Views 3 Comments

However Emily O’Reilly said “the devil will be in the detail” when the new legislation is published.

Column: Pity Kevin Cardiff – he never signed up for public scrutiny
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Column: Pity Kevin Cardiff – he never signed up for public scrutiny

Nov 24th 2011, 7:20 PM 58 Views 35 Comments

Cardiff’s humiliation at the EU was a rare example of political transparency – something our civil servants are far from familiar with, writes Aaron McKenna.