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# accountability - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

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.

# accountability - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

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.

# accountability - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'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.

# accountability - Sunday 18 February, 2018

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.

# accountability - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

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.

# accountability - Friday 1 December, 2017

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.

# accountability - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

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.

# accountability - Saturday 6 May, 2017

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.

# accountability - Thursday 4 May, 2017

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.

# accountability - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

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.

# accountability - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

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.

# accountability - Saturday 21 January, 2017

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.

# accountability - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

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”.

# accountability - Sunday 18 May, 2014

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.

# accountability - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

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.

# accountability - Friday 25 April, 2014

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.

# accountability - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

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.

# accountability - Saturday 5 April, 2014

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.

# accountability - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

'Good employers have nothing to fear from whistleblowers legislation'

Brendan Howlin says the Protected Disclosures Bill is about a ‘change in culture’.

# accountability - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

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.

# accountability - Monday 24 June, 2013

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.

# accountability - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

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.

# accountability - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

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.

# accountability - Sunday 16 September, 2012

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.

# accountability - Thursday 26 July, 2012

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.

# accountability - Thursday 24 November, 2011

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.