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From TheJournal.ie Dáil passes the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill Equality Minister

Dáil passes the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Opposition TDs had drafted amendments based on the requests of survivors and human rights experts.

From TheJournal.ie Dr Maeve O'Rourke: Here's a full analysis of the problems with the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill Dáil Debate

Dr Maeve O'Rourke: Here's a full analysis of the problems with the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Lecturer Maeve O’Rourke analyses the government’s nine main arguments in relation to the Bill.

From TheJournal.ie 'Who took this decision?': Top civil servant queried decision not to publish pensions paid to former Taoisigh Robert Watt

'Who took this decision?': Top civil servant queried decision not to publish pensions paid to former Taoisigh

DPER Secretary General Robert Watt told an official: “I don’t understand why we should not release the information.”

From TheJournal.ie Questions remain over NI-ROI 'secret' emails and a non-existent PPE order for Northern Ireland Transparency

Questions remain over NI-ROI 'secret' emails and a non-existent PPE order for Northern Ireland

The DUP’s Paul Frew has asked that two email threads are released to see why a promise for PPE was made, but was never delivered.

From TheJournal.ie The public will no longer get to know how much former Taoisigh and ex-ministers are paid Pensions

The public will no longer get to know how much former Taoisigh and ex-ministers are paid

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has said that it’s important for transparency on the issue and added: “At the end of the day, it’s public money.”

From TheJournal.ie Public health team's notes and letters on recommended restrictions will be published, says minister Transparency

Public health team's notes and letters on recommended restrictions will be published, says minister

Questions have been raised this week about how decisions are being made as Ireland responds to the Covid-19 pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Who's calling the shots? - The role of Ireland's public health emergency team and its key players Transparency

Who's calling the shots? - The role of Ireland's public health emergency team and its key players

The team was convened at the end of January this year to coordinate the country’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie 'Who is NPHET ultimately accountable to?': Taoiseach questioned on governance of decision-making Dail Questions

'Who is NPHET ultimately accountable to?': Taoiseach questioned on governance of decision-making

‘Elected office cannot be subservient even in this crisis,’ said Labour leader Alan Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Names of towns and regions where Covid-19 clusters are should be released, says Martin Covid-19

Names of towns and regions where Covid-19 clusters are should be released, says Martin

Martin said it might change public behaviour if people know their areas have been affected.

From TheJournal.ie The two 'most transparent' councils in Ireland are in Dublin Anti-corruption

The two 'most transparent' councils in Ireland are in Dublin

Fingal County Council and South Dublin County Council have topped a new index of the country’s 31 local authorities.

From TheJournal.ie New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media Transparency

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

The move comes amid an international debate about how social media platforms handle political ads.

From The42 Olympic boxing trials new judging system to 'regain trust' Transparency

Olympic boxing trials new judging system to 'regain trust'

Judges will press a button when they mark blows and their decisions will be immediately shown on a screen.

From TheJournal.ie Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card Transparency

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card Exclusive

As recently as June this year, the government was exploring this as a possibility.

From TheJournal.ie 'What price democracy?': Why most county councils keep their meetings offline Noteworthy

'What price democracy?': Why most county councils keep their meetings offline

Just four of 31 local authorities offer webcasting of their proceedings.

From The42 Oireachtas Committee writes to FAI to ask for reversal of media ban at crucial EGM Transparency

Oireachtas Committee writes to FAI to ask for reversal of media ban at crucial EGM

It was also revealed that the FAI rang the Committee Chair on Sunday, offering a private briefing.

From TheJournal.ie Kilkenny County Council votes to keep public and media out of policy meetings Transparency

Kilkenny County Council votes to keep public and media out of policy meetings

The decision to hold these meetings in private is at the discretion of each local authority.

From TheJournal.ie New code of conduct for lobbyists comes into effect today Transparency

New code of conduct for lobbyists comes into effect today

The goal is for lobbying to be carried out in an ethical and transparent manner.

From TheJournal.ie Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs Transparency

Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs

The purpose of a ‘cooling-off’ period is to prevent the use of insider information.

From TheJournal.ie New rules for banks will make it easier to save thousands on mortgage repayments Transparency

New rules for banks will make it easier to save thousands on mortgage repayments

From next year banks will have to give notice of the end of fixed rate terms and let variable rate customers know if they can move to a cheaper rate.

From TheJournal.ie This is why you're still seeing referendum ads online Transparency

This is why you're still seeing referendum ads online

Google said that it was blocking ads – but Google isn’t the only way for campaigns to place ads online.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook banned 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year Data Privacy

Facebook banned 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year

Facebook said those closures came on top of blocking millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day.

From TheJournal.ie How many foreign groups are buying Facebook ads as part of the abortion referendum debate? Seeking Transparency

How many foreign groups are buying Facebook ads as part of the abortion referendum debate?

We look at how Facebook adverts are targeting Irish people ahead of the referendum.

From The42 Ex-Sky coach urges Wiggins to explain use of medication Transparency

Ex-Sky coach urges Wiggins to explain use of medication

Shane Sutton described as “laughable” claims he had bullied Richard Freeman over the use of TUEs.

From TheJournal.ie 'Londoners can feel reassured': Police officers begin wearing body cameras Transparency

'Londoners can feel reassured': Police officers begin wearing body cameras

There have been calls to issue gardaí with the same technology here.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Women in full time employment work for free for one month every year' Gender Pay Gap

Column: 'Women in full time employment work for free for one month every year'

In Ireland, women currently earn around 13.9 per cent less than men, writes Ivana Bacik.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Lack of transparency makes it difficult to know who controls the Irish media' Who Owns The News?

Opinion: 'Lack of transparency makes it difficult to know who controls the Irish media'

Ensuring we have a free and pluralistic media is key to a healthy democracy, writes Anne-Marie McNally.

From TheJournal.ie Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else' ANIMAL RESCUE

Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else'

Last night’s Claire Byrne Live investigation alleged charity Animal Heaven Animal Rescue had deficiencies in its bookkeeping, fundraising and financial transparency.

From TheJournal.ie German workers will be able to see how much their co-workers' earn in bid to close gender pay gap Gender Pay Gap

German workers will be able to see how much their co-workers' earn in bid to close gender pay gap

Women’s Affairs Minister Manuela Schwesig hailed the law on salary transparency as “a real breakthrough”.

From TheJournal.ie Car insurance gone up? Insurers will soon have to tell you why Rising Costs

Car insurance gone up? Insurers will soon have to tell you why

New laws will be in place by the end of the year to ensure that insurance companies tell customers why they are paying more.

From TheJournal.ie Polling firm to pick 'diverse' group of 99 people to sit on Citizens' Assembly on Eighth Amendment Abortion

Polling firm to pick 'diverse' group of 99 people to sit on Citizens' Assembly on Eighth Amendment

The Department of An Taoiseach issued a tender for a polling company yesterday.

From The42 Fifa clears its president of ethics violations after probe into personal expenses Transparency

Fifa clears its president of ethics violations after probe into personal expenses

The head of world football’s governing body has been cleared of wrongdoing by the Ethics Committee.

From TheJournal.ie Every garda sent an email telling them how to be a whistleblower Blow The Whistle

Every garda sent an email telling them how to be a whistleblower

The Garda Commissioner and her senior team were grilled by the Policing Authority in a public session today.

From TheJournal.ie Garda Ombudsman says it's already investigated some of Martin Kenny's allegations Transparency

Garda Ombudsman says it's already investigated some of Martin Kenny's allegations

The Sinn Féin TD raised concern about alleged garda malpractice in the Sligo-Leitrim division.

From TheJournal.ie Policing Authority expresses 'deep unease' at garda management culture Transparency

Policing Authority expresses 'deep unease' at garda management culture

The authority, which met with the Garda Commisioner today, also spoke of the impact of systematic failures on victims.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water won't say why the latest payment figures still aren't ready for publication Turning Off The Tap

Irish Water won't say why the latest payment figures still aren't ready for publication

One TD has accused them of getting involved in party politics in an “unacceptable” way.

From TheJournal.ie Rank-and-file gardaí don't think much of their boss's stance on station closures The Commissioner

Rank-and-file gardaí don't think much of their boss's stance on station closures

The Commissioner appeared before the Policing Authority for its first public session today.

From TheJournal.ie IFA pay scandal: President steps back as review of top salaries begins Downey Not Out

IFA pay scandal: President steps back as review of top salaries begins

The move comes after revelations about general secretary Pat Smith’s generous pay package.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers don't have to explain most of their €1.4 million personal expenses Public Purse

Ministers don't have to explain most of their €1.4 million personal expenses

A new analysis of official figures by TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you Part 1

State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you Exclusive

Part One of TheJournal.ie’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie One year later, how has the 'Right to be forgotten' panned out for Europe? Aftermath

One year later, how has the 'Right to be forgotten' panned out for Europe?

While more than 250,000 requests have been made, the issue remains as divisive as ever.

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