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Jul 19, 2014

Revealed: €5m cost of 'toothless' banking inquiry

The taxpayer is now set to pay up to €5m for the Oireachtas banking inquiry, new figures obtained by the Sunday Independent reveal. The 11 members of the committee of inquiry set up to investigate the cause of the banking collapse have been presented...

Jul 17, 2014

Ex-Rehab bosses can't be forced to appear before PAC

THE Dail's spending watchdog has been formally refused permission to compel two former Rehab Group chief executives to give evidence. Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery will avoid an appearance at the Public Accounts Committee after the Dail's rules bo...

Jul 09, 2014

Finances under fire as harbours are owed €5m in rent and fees

REPEATED failures to collect fees and rent have resulted in fishery harbours being owed more than €5m. A report from the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) says poor financial controls have resulted in bills being submitted late, resulting in...

Jun 28, 2014

PAC attack: Government moves to curb watchdog

THE Dail's spending watchdog is facing an unprecedented challenge to its authority after official complaints were made by Government TDs that it was acting outside its powers and impinging on the work of other committees. The move was this weekend de... #John McGuinness #Fine Gael #Fianna Fail #Paul Kehoe (politician) #Jerry Buttimer