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# pac - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Angela Kerins wins big chunk of legal costs due to 'exceptional' importance of her failed case
# Rehab
# Rehab

Angela Kerins wins big chunk of legal costs due to 'exceptional' importance of her failed case

Apr 5th 2017, 2:31 PM 22,410 Views 63 Comments

The High Court decided that two-thirds of costs would be just.

# pac - Thursday 30 March, 2017

'Shame on the Minister for Finance': What was that massive row in the Dáil all about last night?
# Explainer
# Explainer

'Shame on the Minister for Finance': What was that massive row in the Dáil all about last night?

Mar 30th 2017, 9:43 AM 26,916 Views 65 Comments

The PAC report into Nama’s Northern Ireland loan book sale was being debated last night.

# pac - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

'We'll be here long after you're gone' - PAC hits out at Noonan
# Heated Exchanges
# Heated Exchanges

'We'll be here long after you're gone' - PAC hits out at Noonan

Mar 29th 2017, 11:03 PM 22,967 Views 27 Comments

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee said that Michael Noonan had threatened him with an injunction over the report.

# pac - Friday 24 March, 2017

'A monumental cock-up': HSE boss admits Grace case worker still in public service and on a full pension
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'A monumental cock-up': HSE boss admits Grace case worker still in public service and on a full pension

Mar 24th 2017, 12:14 PM 21,061 Views 43 Comments

The Director General of the HSE was before an Oireachtas committee yesterday to correct the record.

# pac - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Michael Noonan refutes suggestion he 'acted inappropriately' over Project Eagle sale
# Project Eagle
# Project Eagle

Michael Noonan refutes suggestion he 'acted inappropriately' over Project Eagle sale

Mar 14th 2017, 1:20 PM 8,365 Views 60 Comments

Noonan met with senior Ceberus representatives on the eve of the bid closing date.

# pac - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Angela Kerins loses her case for damages against the Public Accounts Committee
# High Court
# High Court

Angela Kerins loses her case for damages against the Public Accounts Committee

Jan 31st 2017, 1:00 PM 28,901 Views 119 Comments

Kerins was not present in court for this morning’s judgement.

# pac - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Defence department justifies sale of Government jet for €418k
# PAC
# PAC

Defence department justifies sale of Government jet for €418k

Jan 26th 2017, 9:54 PM 23,780 Views 49 Comments

It would have cost €1.34 million to repair.

# pac - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Martin McGuinness points finger firmly at the DUP at Public Accounts Committee hearing on Project Eagle
# Project Eagle
# Project Eagle

Martin McGuinness points finger firmly at the DUP at Public Accounts Committee hearing on Project Eagle

Nov 16th 2016, 2:18 PM 8,282 Views 33 Comments

The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland has been giving his side of the story regarding the Project Eagle debacle.

# pac - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

'A PR disaster': Nama were before the PAC today, and it didn't go too well
# Red Card
# Red Card

'A PR disaster': Nama were before the PAC today, and it didn't go too well

Oct 18th 2016, 3:36 PM 17,898 Views 32 Comments

PAC chairman Sean Fleming said he’d give the Nama directors red cards if he were a referee.

# pac - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Nama says it acted in the "interest of the Irish taxpayers" at all times during Project Eagle sale
# Hearing
# Hearing

Nama says it acted in the "interest of the Irish taxpayers" at all times during Project Eagle sale

Sep 29th 2016, 3:22 PM 14,318 Views 67 Comments

Nama chairman Frank Daly is appearing before the PAC this afternoon.

# pac - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

PAC to invite Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness to appear over Project Eagle sale
# NAMA
# NAMA

PAC to invite Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness to appear over Project Eagle sale

Sep 21st 2016, 10:07 PM 6,723 Views 22 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan agreed last night to appear before the committee.

FactCheck: Has no government minister ever gone before the Public Accounts Committee?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has no government minister ever gone before the Public Accounts Committee?

Sep 21st 2016, 8:38 PM 13,233 Views 39 Comments

Will Michael Noonan be the first sitting minister to go to the PAC? Or is Leo Varadkar wrong?

# pac - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Michael Noonan WILL appear before the Public Accounts Committee to answer questions over Nama
# Noonan And The PAC
# Noonan And The PAC

Michael Noonan WILL appear before the Public Accounts Committee to answer questions over Nama

Sep 20th 2016, 7:45 PM 18,910 Views 93 Comments

Noonan made the announcement this evening.

# pac - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Board member says if Nama was more transparent it wouldn't make as much money
# Project Eagle
# Project Eagle

Board member says if Nama was more transparent it wouldn't make as much money

Sep 18th 2016, 1:07 PM 11,787 Views 54 Comments

Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald wants Michael Noonan to appear before the Public Accounts Committee.

# pac - Sunday 21 August, 2016

"I do have sympathy for Pat Hickey. A 71-year-old man being filmed naked isn't to my tastes"
# Sunday Interview
# Sunday Interview

"I do have sympathy for Pat Hickey. A 71-year-old man being filmed naked isn't to my tastes"

Aug 21st 2016, 7:45 AM 54,339 Views 0 Comments

28-year-old Fine Gael TD Noel Rock has made a name for himself as one of the harshest critics of the OCI’s actions in Rio.

# pac - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

High Court: "Intense and unrelenting stress" led to hospitalisation of Angela Kerins
# Rehab
# Rehab

High Court: "Intense and unrelenting stress" led to hospitalisation of Angela Kerins

Jul 19th 2016, 1:09 PM 12,583 Views 0 Comments

The former CEO of Rehab’s damages case against the Public Accounts Committee continues today.

# pac - Friday 15 July, 2016

HSE found out Console charity status was withdrawn through media reports
# Console
# Console

HSE found out Console charity status was withdrawn through media reports

Jul 15th 2016, 11:08 AM 19,440 Views 0 Comments

The HSE has come under extreme pressure over the Console controversy.

# pac - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

"Shane Ross doesn't take no for an answer" - court hears Dáil committee had no remit to ask about Angela Kerins' salary
# Rehab
# Rehab

"Shane Ross doesn't take no for an answer" - court hears Dáil committee had no remit to ask about Angela Kerins' salary

Jul 13th 2016, 4:43 PM 37,350 Views 0 Comments

Earlier the High Court heard that former Rehab CEO Kerins ‘self-harmed’ after her infamous PAC hearing in February 2014.

# pac - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Foster care case: 'These are allegations of rape using implements and horrific sexual abuse'
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Foster care case: 'These are allegations of rape using implements and horrific sexual abuse'

Feb 2nd 2016, 11:17 PM 41,448 Views 85 Comments

Tony O’Brien is in front of the Public Accounts Committee today to answer questions about abuse in a foster home in Waterford.

# pac - Friday 29 January, 2016

'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways'

Jan 29th 2016, 11:07 PM 36,175 Views 43 Comments

Social Care Minister Kathleen Lynch issued a statement today addressing allegations of physical and sexual abuse at a state-backed foster home.

# pac - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

HSE says sorry to victim of 'savage abuse', after apology "misunderstanding"
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

HSE says sorry to victim of 'savage abuse', after apology "misunderstanding"

Jan 27th 2016, 12:13 PM 16,895 Views 0 Comments

The woman was allegedly subjected to sexual and physical abuse for 20 years.

# pac - Sunday 24 January, 2016

HSE accused of failing to heed abuse warning regarding foster child with intellectual disabilities
# HSE
# HSE

HSE accused of failing to heed abuse warning regarding foster child with intellectual disabilities

Jan 24th 2016, 8:16 PM 22,590 Views 19 Comments

The foster child, who cannot speak, lived at the foster home in the southeast for 20 years between 1989 and 2009.

# pac - Friday 2 October, 2015

Councils turned down around 4,000 social housing units offered by Nama
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Councils turned down around 4,000 social housing units offered by Nama

Oct 2nd 2015, 12:48 PM 14,914 Views 48 Comments

The news emerged as Nama’s chief executive appeared before the Public Account’s Committee

# pac - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Longboat Quay residents will still have to find '€2 million' for repairs after final offer of help
# Legacy
# Legacy

Longboat Quay residents will still have to find '€2 million' for repairs after final offer of help

Oct 1st 2015, 4:30 PM 18,718 Views 55 Comments

The Authority said it would contribute some of the costs.

Wallace claims about 'Project Eagle' trashed by Nama as “utterly disingenuous”
# Rebuttal
# Rebuttal

Wallace claims about 'Project Eagle' trashed by Nama as “utterly disingenuous”

Oct 1st 2015, 3:08 PM 19,694 Views 0 Comments

Nama executives fought back against claims by the Wexford TD.

# pac - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Staff at Limerick IT being paid €72,000 to 'do nothing'
# Surplus To Requirements
# Surplus To Requirements

Staff at Limerick IT being paid €72,000 to 'do nothing'

Sep 24th 2015, 1:55 PM 33,005 Views 59 Comments

“That’s absolutely crackers isn’t it? I mean it’s just bananas.”

# pac - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Nama's 'whiffy' Northern Ireland deal is to be investigated by the UK's National Crime Agency
# Investigation
# Investigation

Nama's 'whiffy' Northern Ireland deal is to be investigated by the UK's National Crime Agency

Jul 9th 2015, 9:48 PM 15,423 Views 43 Comments

Earlier, the Public Accounts Committee heard that a businessman who advised Nama on the sale was due to receive about £5 million from one of the failed bidders for its Northern Ireland property portfolio.

# pac - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Taxpayers could end up footing €4.1m bill for student grant overpayment
# Chaotic Delays
# Chaotic Delays

Taxpayers could end up footing €4.1m bill for student grant overpayment

Jun 11th 2015, 12:37 PM 12,303 Views 27 Comments

The Department of Education has apologised for the error.

# pac - Thursday 28 May, 2015

€96m could have been overspent in dole payments
# Social Welfare Fraud
# Social Welfare Fraud

€96m could have been overspent in dole payments

May 28th 2015, 1:19 PM 22,105 Views 84 Comments

Also, 62 cases of people “claiming multiple identities” cost taxpayers a LOT of money.

# pac - Monday 18 May, 2015

A new body aims to radically change An Garda Síochána
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

A new body aims to radically change An Garda Síochána

May 18th 2015, 11:57 AM 12,416 Views 53 Comments

“The most far reaching reform of An Garda Síochána since the foundation of the State.”

# pac - Friday 15 May, 2015

Alan Dukes says remarks on IBRC management were "misleading"
# Anglo Irish Bank
# Anglo Irish Bank

Alan Dukes says remarks on IBRC management were "misleading"

May 15th 2015, 8:29 PM 10,567 Views 76 Comments

He said that a Department of Finance official showed a “lack of understanding” of the significance of the nationalisation of Anglo.

# pac - Thursday 14 May, 2015

'I'm horrified Irish taxpayers are being asked to write a blank cheque'
# Siteserv Review
# Siteserv Review

'I'm horrified Irish taxpayers are being asked to write a blank cheque'

May 14th 2015, 10:30 PM 42,018 Views 103 Comments

“Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god.”

# pac - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

This is why some TDs have to watch a video of thousands of pigs being slaughtered
# Graphic
# Graphic

This is why some TDs have to watch a video of thousands of pigs being slaughtered

May 12th 2015, 10:56 AM 13,817 Views 39 Comments

Farmers have made claims against the Department of Agriculture.

# pac - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Enda: The government has 'nothing to hide' about Siteserv deal
# Confused Much?
# Confused Much?

Enda: The government has 'nothing to hide' about Siteserv deal

Apr 23rd 2015, 4:30 PM 20,985 Views 196 Comments

Yesterday Enda Kenny said the C&AG had the power to carry out an investigation, but it turns out he doesn’t.

# pac - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

It would be 'astounding' to expect TDs to pay damages to Angela Kerins - barrister
# Public Accounts Committee
# Public Accounts Committee

It would be 'astounding' to expect TDs to pay damages to Angela Kerins - barrister

Mar 24th 2015, 6:00 AM 18,980 Views 0 Comments

Kerins claims she was treated unfairly by TDs serving on the committee at the time in their questioning on Rehab accounts.

# pac - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Whistleblower report: HSE consultancy contracts 'awarded to former employees'
# PAC
# PAC

Whistleblower report: HSE consultancy contracts 'awarded to former employees'

Mar 22nd 2015, 3:57 PM 13,989 Views 31 Comments

The issue is set to be discussed at the Public Accounts Committee.

# pac - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Two thirds of the money diverted to Irish Water came from your motor tax
# Financial Mystery Tour
# Financial Mystery Tour

Two thirds of the money diverted to Irish Water came from your motor tax

Feb 5th 2015, 2:00 PM 29,361 Views 133 Comments

Representatives from the Environment Department were questioned by the committee today.

# pac - Saturday 24 January, 2015

What toilet tissue do you use and 5 other questions we had for this Fianna Fáil TD
# The High Table Interview
# The High Table Interview

What toilet tissue do you use and 5 other questions we had for this Fianna Fáil TD

Jan 24th 2015, 10:30 AM 8,125 Views 11 Comments

John McGuinness came in for a chat this week and everything from toilet paper to walking dogs came up…

# pac - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Shane Ross: I don't jump at every microphone that comes my way
# Publicity Seeker
# Publicity Seeker

Shane Ross: I don't jump at every microphone that comes my way

Dec 24th 2014, 3:00 PM 8,690 Views 32 Comments

He’s faced accusations of self-promotion and self-interest, but the independent TD has hit back in an interview with TheJournal.ie

# pac - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Government could have saved €1 million on hotel to house homeless families
# NAMA HOTEL
# NAMA HOTEL

Government could have saved €1 million on hotel to house homeless families

Dec 18th 2014, 4:26 PM 6,666 Views 7 Comments

A €4 million bid is being considered for a Nama hotel in Tallaght. It could have been taken off the market for €3 million back in 2012.