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From TheJournal.ie HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs PAC

HSE 'made eejits of' Government by appointing PwC to review National Children's Hospital costs

The firm was found to have ‘high level’ input into a decision to continue with constructing the project last year.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council built just 74 new social houses last year Housing

Dublin City Council built just 74 new social houses last year

The Housing Department released a breakdown of figures this week.

From TheJournal.ie John Delaney and other football bosses invited to appear before Oireachtas committee FAI

John Delaney and other football bosses invited to appear before Oireachtas committee

TD Catherine Murphy says there are concerns about salaries and transparency within the FAI.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar Rental Crisis

'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar

The latest Daft.ie quarterly report found that the average monthly rent nationwide is €1,334.

From TheJournal.ie 'The bid is contaminated': Communications Minister questioned over dinner with Broadband Plan bidder Leaders' Quesions

'The bid is contaminated': Communications Minister questioned over dinner with Broadband Plan bidder

The contract for the plan is estimated to be worth up to half a billion euro.

From TheJournal.ie 'A cynical political attack': Ministers hit out at questioning over €317,000 President's allowance THE PAC

'A cynical political attack': Ministers hit out at questioning over €317,000 President's allowance

Questions surrounding the payment were raised at the Public Accounts Committee yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues' Rio Olympics

Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues'

Last year, €300,000 of government funding was withheld.

From TheJournal.ie 'I know her as an innocent child': Tributes paid to murdered Anastasia Kriegel Anastasia Kriegel

'I know her as an innocent child': Tributes paid to murdered Anastasia Kriegel

She has been described as a popular and confident person.

From TheJournal.ie Filibustering: Here's why a decision to deploy a little-used Dáil rule caused ructions this week Please Stop

Filibustering: Here's why a decision to deploy a little-used Dáil rule caused ructions this week

TDs such as Mattie McGrath, Danny and Michael Healy Rae were accused of filibustering this week.

It's 2018 and the Irish media is still talking about the 'sex appeal' of female politicians

A headline in the Irish Examiner read ‘There’s no denying Mary Lou’s sex appeal’.

From TheJournal.ie Data Commissioner expected to investigate potential IBRC data breach after complaint made Bank Documents

Data Commissioner expected to investigate potential IBRC data breach after complaint made

The Department of Finance confirmed that a former IBRC bank official had IBRC documents, and attempted to use them in an ongoing court case.

From TheJournal.ie PAC 'not satisfied' Garda College still operating under multiple tax codes Training College

PAC 'not satisfied' Garda College still operating under multiple tax codes

In its latest report, the PAC state that last year the gardaí declared its intention to the committee to bring the organisation under one tax code by the end of March.

From TheJournal.ie Eighth Amendment Committee to publicly discuss allegations of bias this afternoon The Eighth

Eighth Amendment Committee to publicly discuss allegations of bias this afternoon

Two members of the committee have accused the proceedings of being biased.

From TheJournal.ie Bring JobPath fraud claims to me and I'll investigate, says minister Jobseekers

Bring JobPath fraud claims to me and I'll investigate, says minister

Catherine MurphyTD has raised serious concerns in the Dáil regarding the activation programme, JobPath.

From TheJournal.ie We'll hear from the acting Garda boss next week - he's been called before the PAC Closed Stations

We'll hear from the acting Garda boss next week - he's been called before the PAC

The committee want to know what criteria was considered when the decision was made to re-open a number of Garda stations.

From TheJournal.ie Call for 'use it or lose it' policy to stop land hoarding by speculators Housing Crisis

Call for 'use it or lose it' policy to stop land hoarding by speculators

The Social Democrats party has said land hoarding is happening on a widespread basis and speculators “need to be taken on”.

From TheJournal.ie Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman Homelessness

Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman

New figures show there were 2,423 children in emergency accommodation in the Dublin at the end of July.

From TheJournal.ie Snooping on Pulse: Nine gardaí facing disciplinary action for misuse of the system Sanctioned

Snooping on Pulse: Nine gardaí facing disciplinary action for misuse of the system

Former Justice Minister said some gardaí were using the Pulse system as a “social website”.

From TheJournal.ie 'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing Housing Crisis

'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said this team works with experienced staff within the department, key agencies, local authorities and the construction sector.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's secret services handed back €300k despite 'credible concern regarding terrorist activity' Irish Secret Service

Ireland's secret services handed back €300k despite 'credible concern regarding terrorist activity'

Catherine Murphy has said she is concerned that not all the money is being spent to secure the country.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien must pay all costs after failed High Court case Dáil Privilege

Denis O'Brien must pay all costs after failed High Court case

Judge Úna Ní Raifeartaigh said that the issue of O’Brien’s “means to pay the costs” was not a factor in the decision.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien to take his time pondering an appeal after 'disappointing' court ruling Next Move

Denis O'Brien to take his time pondering an appeal after 'disappointing' court ruling

He did say, however, that he was encouraged by some aspects of the courts’ judgement.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien loses High Court case against Dáil committee Privilege

Denis O'Brien loses High Court case against Dáil committee

A judgement on O’Brien’s case against the Dáil Committee on Procedure and Privilege was made at the High Court this morning.

From TheJournal.ie New Bill aims to limit media ownership in Ireland Media Ownership

New Bill aims to limit media ownership in Ireland

The Social Democrats introduced the Media Ownership 2017 Bill today.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien says he and his family received death threats following Dáil disclosure High Court

Denis O'Brien says he and his family received death threats following Dáil disclosure

The billionaire has taken the stand at the High Court this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Stephen Donnelly briefly blocked on Twitter by Social Democrats Soc It To Dem

Stephen Donnelly briefly blocked on Twitter by Social Democrats

His former party said it was a mistake and they are “looking into what happened”.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien alleges that TDs prejudiced his case against RTÉ with Dáil speeches High Court

Denis O'Brien alleges that TDs prejudiced his case against RTÉ with Dáil speeches

O’Brien’s case against the Dáil Committee on Procedure and Privilege began at the High Court this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Social Democrats hold their first annual conference - and vow to remove 'the baptism barrier' SocDems

Social Democrats hold their first annual conference - and vow to remove 'the baptism barrier'

The party has unveiled its constitution for the first time, and appointed its national executive.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny says there won't be an inquiry into media ownership in Ireland Media Merger

Kenny says there won't be an inquiry into media ownership in Ireland

Catherine Murphy said it is up to the government to either accept or reject the acquisition of the Celtic Media group by Independent News and Media.

From TheJournal.ie 'Until we start making rules, keeping rules and holding people to account, we will have a corruption problem' Sunday Interview

'Until we start making rules, keeping rules and holding people to account, we will have a corruption problem'

In a wide-ranging interview, Catherine Murphy talks Siteserv, talking under privilege and the Social Democrats.

From TheJournal.ie 'The question of media ownership is important whether it's Rupert Murdoch or Denis O'Brien' Media Moguls

'The question of media ownership is important whether it's Rupert Murdoch or Denis O'Brien'

Independent Catherine Murphy TD said Ireland’s media is at a transition point.

From TheJournal.ie Catherine Murphy makes more claims in the Dáil about Denis O'Brien's finances Dáil Privilege

Catherine Murphy makes more claims in the Dáil about Denis O'Brien's finances

The Kildare North TD alleges O’Brien went guarantor on a loan to a property developer.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's a reason no Fine Gael government has ever been re-elected' - former minister Two Days To Go

'There's a reason no Fine Gael government has ever been re-elected' - former minister

Róisín Shortall is not impressed with Enda Kenny or her old party, Labour.

From TheJournal.ie People are bankrupting themselves to help the SocDems - Catherine Murphy New Kids On The Block

People are bankrupting themselves to help the SocDems - Catherine Murphy

The new party is garnering more attention after last night’s leaders’ debate.

From TheJournal.ie And they're off... politicians around the country kick into full election mode On The Doorsteps
From TheJournal.ie Catherine Murphy: Irish Water company met with 'Phil' before getting 'lucrative contract' Tapped Up

Catherine Murphy: Irish Water company met with 'Phil' before getting 'lucrative contract'

The Social Democrat TD made a number of claims about Abtran in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie The SocDems won't cut USC, but will abolish water charges and reduce bus fares Soc It To Them

The SocDems won't cut USC, but will abolish water charges and reduce bus fares

The party is launching its general election manifesto today.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams thinks his phone is being tapped On The Record

Gerry Adams thinks his phone is being tapped

The Sinn Féin leader was speaking after independent TD Catherine Murphy said she’s been using ‘throwaway’ phones.

From TheJournal.ie 'It sickened me but I can’t honestly say I am hugely surprised' Rté Investigates

'It sickened me but I can’t honestly say I am hugely surprised'

The Dáil has been discussing the revelations in last night’s RTÉ Investigates programme.

From TheJournal.ie What on earth is this Siteserv story all about - and why is it back in the news? Explainer

What on earth is this Siteserv story all about - and why is it back in the news?

Denis O’Brien, IBRC and an obsessive TD are all part of tangled web of controversy.

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