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# Accountability

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US against opening probe on death of journalist and US citizen Shireen Abu Akleh
Israel initially said that Palestinian fire could have killed Abu Akleh, before backtracking.
Ireland's Climate Action Delivery Board met only once between 2020 and 2021
The Board was tasked with holding public bodies accountable on climate action.
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HSE boss says he is trying to improve accountability in the organisation
Paul Reid said there should be a culture that embraces disclosure of wrongdoing.
State apology on the cards after Varadkar and Harris meet CervicalCheck support group
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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'
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
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'
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
Shane Ross is not too impressed.
Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?
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'
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’
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’
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?
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
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
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
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
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.