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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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think politicians should be garda vetted? Transparency This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think politicians should be garda vetted?

Two Dublin councillors think they should – but most others disagree.

From TheJournal.ie Now the government is requesting user data from Snapchat Requests

Now the government is requesting user data from Snapchat

Snapchat revealed the data as part of its first transparency report.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how many Twitter accounts the Irish State tried to remove in 2014 Transparency

Here's how many Twitter accounts the Irish State tried to remove in 2014

A new report gives us some – but not all – of the info.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is less corrupt than it used to be... Brown Envelopes

Ireland is less corrupt than it used to be...

… although there is still “a clear incentive for some people to engage in graft”.

From TheJournal.ie The ECB is going to let you in on why they're slashing interest rates Transparency

The ECB is going to let you in on why they're slashing interest rates

Those on tracker loans will hear the decision-making process of the ECB’s record-low interest rates.

From TheJournal.ie 'It has never been easier to get away with white collar crime in Ireland' Transparency Ireland

'It has never been easier to get away with white collar crime in Ireland'

Can criminals do more damage with a computer than with a gun in a bank?

From TheJournal.ie Would a 'track my crime' system help victims trust garda investigations? Online Checkup

Would a 'track my crime' system help victims trust garda investigations?

The system is in place in the UK and could come here.

From TheJournal.ie "This house is unanimous in its message to the British Government" - Parties unite on bombing files Victims

"This house is unanimous in its message to the British Government" - Parties unite on bombing files

Families of the Dublin-Monaghan bombing victims are currently suing for the release of files.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney wants more 'communication' between farmers and beef factories What's Your Beef?

Coveney wants more 'communication' between farmers and beef factories

He said that it is critically important to restore confidence and build trust between suppliers and processors.

From TheJournal.ie Police officers disciplined following litany of mistakes in GAA club fire investigation Northern Ireland

Police officers disciplined following litany of mistakes in GAA club fire investigation

The Police Ombudsman said that the investigators failed to conduct basic investigative enquiries into the cause of the fire.

From TheJournal.ie Noel Rock: I'm taking €0 expenses – here's why Expenses

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Traveller and human rights groups to have their say on Garda oversight Transparency

Traveller and human rights groups to have their say on Garda oversight

The Oireachtas Justice Committee is holding a meeting on the issue today and had invited a number of groups to speak.

From TheJournal.ie Charities regulator takes shape, Shatter says it will 'improve accountability' Transparency

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says three dozen allegations of garda wrongdoing have come across his desk Gardagate

Taoiseach says three dozen allegations of garda wrongdoing have come across his desk

Enda Kenny said he has no idea if they are true or not.

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