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#Accountability

# accountability - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

State apology on the cards after Varadkar and Harris meet CervicalCheck support group
# Accountability
# Accountability

State apology on the cards after Varadkar and Harris meet CervicalCheck support group

Aug 7th 2019, 5:17 PM 8,936 Views 56 Comments

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
# Cost Overruns
# Cost Overruns

PWC report finds 'series of weaknesses' in planning and execution of National Children's Hospital

Apr 9th 2019, 2:20 PM 16,753 Views 68 Comments

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
# Stand For Truth
# Stand For Truth

'No mention of accountability or cover-up' - Criticism of pope's Knock Shrine speech on clerical abuse

Aug 26th 2018, 12:24 PM 22,984 Views 46 Comments

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
# Not A Clue
# Not A Clue

The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be

Feb 18th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,679 Views 17 Comments

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
# Accountability
# Accountability

No more lying: A new bill that makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Central Bank won't be opposed

Feb 13th 2018, 7:56 PM 9,153 Views 29 Comments

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
# Fixed Charges
# Fixed Charges

Superintendents cancelled speeding fines without speaking to gardaí that issued them, report finds

Dec 1st 2017, 5:10 PM 13,945 Views 37 Comments

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'
# Tribunals
# Tribunals

Opinion: 'Too little accountability creates monsters. Too much blame creates fools'

Aug 30th 2017, 6:30 AM 6,222 Views 32 Comments

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
# Accountability
# Accountability

Here's what we know so far about Templemore's 'unacceptable' finances

May 6th 2017, 6:00 AM 16,594 Views 26 Comments

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
# Accountability
# Accountability

The Garda Commissioner, the head of HR and the 'brief' two-hour meeting in Templemore

May 4th 2017, 9:02 PM 31,203 Views 59 Comments

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
# Accountability
# Accountability

Tom Clonan: Noirín O'Sullivan's performance in recent days is simply not credible

Mar 28th 2017, 7:30 PM 276 Views 57 Comments

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
# Accountability
# Accountability

McCabe's questions deserve to be answered before Tribunal is held says Varadkar

Feb 15th 2017, 10:40 PM 11,641 Views 55 Comments

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'
# Accountability
# Accountability

Opinion: 'Charities need to be above reproach. After all it's our money that funds them'

Jan 21st 2017, 8:30 AM 354 Views 20 Comments

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
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Acting Garda Commissioner denies the force has not supported Maurice McCabe

May 28th 2014, 4:20 PM 8,854 Views 28 Comments

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
# Expenses
# Expenses

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

May 18th 2014, 12:00 PM 110 Views 54 Comments

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'
# Transparency
# Transparency

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

Apr 30th 2014, 10:25 PM 7,101 Views 34 Comments

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
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

It's the 10 year anniversary of the Children's Ombudsman Office

Apr 25th 2014, 12:34 PM 3,905 Views 6 Comments

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'
# Showdown
# Showdown

PAC tells Frank Flannery his reasons for no-showing are 'nothing short of contemptible'

Apr 9th 2014, 11:07 PM 15,018 Views 73 Comments

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
# Accountability
# Accountability

Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery tell PAC: Sorry, we won't be turning up tomorrow

Apr 9th 2014, 6:02 PM 16,539 Views 156 Comments

Shane Ross is not too impressed.

# accountability - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?
# Column
# Column

Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?

Apr 5th 2014, 5:30 PM 119 Views 30 Comments

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'
# Transparency
# Transparency

'Good employers have nothing to fear from whistleblowers legislation'

Feb 4th 2014, 10:10 PM 7,513 Views 14 Comments

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’
# Accountability
# Accountability

Howlin says FOI will apply to Irish Water, as company insists all contracts are ‘fully compliant’

Jan 14th 2014, 12:03 PM 5,785 Views 48 Comments

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’
# Higgins
# Higgins

President Higgins: ‘Lack of public confidence in the EU cannot go unchecked’

Jun 24th 2013, 8:35 PM 3,645 Views 23 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is a fairer society a happier one?

Mar 20th 2013, 1:00 PM 449 Views 63 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: A new way to ask TDs questions – and get a direct answer

Oct 9th 2012, 7:30 PM 123 Views 40 Comments

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
# Charities
# Charities

Calls for accountability and regulation in the charity sector

Sep 16th 2012, 3:04 PM 5,059 Views 27 Comments

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
# Transparency
# Transparency

Information Commissioner welcomes Freedom of Information reform

Jul 26th 2012, 11:13 AM 1,993 Views 3 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pity Kevin Cardiff – he never signed up for public scrutiny

Nov 24th 2011, 7:20 PM 58 Views 35 Comments

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.