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# pac - Thursday 11 December, 2014

One of Enda Kenny's biggest critics in Fine Gael has just got a promotion
# Keep Your Friends Close...
# Keep Your Friends Close...

One of Enda Kenny's biggest critics in Fine Gael has just got a promotion

Dec 11th 2014, 10:40 AM 11,831 Views 49 Comments

John Deasy is the new vice chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

# pac - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Mary Lou told: 'You've been doing it for a while and you need to stop'
# Tax Evasion Claims
# Tax Evasion Claims

Mary Lou told: 'You've been doing it for a while and you need to stop'

Dec 4th 2014, 10:55 AM 17,538 Views 0 Comments

A number the Sinn Féin TD’s colleagues have criticised her decision to name former politicians accused of tax evasion.

Who's going to investigate the tax evasion claims now?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Who's going to investigate the tax evasion claims now?

Dec 4th 2014, 9:01 AM 7,395 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# pac - Thursday 27 November, 2014

How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?

Nov 27th 2014, 9:01 AM 8,954 Views 20 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# pac - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Mick Wallace: Nóirín O'Sullivan is an insider who sat on Martin Callinan's shoulder
# Not Impressed
# Not Impressed

Mick Wallace: Nóirín O'Sullivan is an insider who sat on Martin Callinan's shoulder

Nov 26th 2014, 1:39 PM 13,333 Views 62 Comments

The Dáil has been discussing the appointment of O’Sullivan as the new Garda Commissioner.

# pac - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Check out this clip of Bertie Ahern talking about tax cheats in 1993
# Political Nostalgia
# Political Nostalgia

Check out this clip of Bertie Ahern talking about tax cheats in 1993

Nov 23rd 2014, 5:30 PM 17,679 Views 63 Comments

He wasn’t a fan.

# pac - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Can the PAC interview a whistleblower who says former politicians dodged tax?
# Dossier
# Dossier

Can the PAC interview a whistleblower who says former politicians dodged tax?

Nov 20th 2014, 2:02 PM 5,135 Views 35 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee is to seek further legal advice.

# pac - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Mary Lou claims PDs implicated in tax evasion dossier as PAC told it can't investigate
# New Claims
# New Claims

Mary Lou claims PDs implicated in tax evasion dossier as PAC told it can't investigate

Nov 12th 2014, 6:30 PM 16,986 Views 0 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee has been told it cannot investigate a dossier containing allegations of tax evasion by senior politicians.

# pac - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Secretary General on tax dossier: 'No effort would have been made to suppress information'
# Dossier
# Dossier

Secretary General on tax dossier: 'No effort would have been made to suppress information'

Nov 11th 2014, 10:30 PM 19,851 Views 0 Comments

Enda Kenny addressed the latest claims in the Dáil this afternoon.

# pac - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Bruton: Politician tax-dodging claims were probed by Mahon and Moriarty
# Dodgy Dossier
# Dodgy Dossier

Bruton: Politician tax-dodging claims were probed by Mahon and Moriarty

Nov 8th 2014, 8:10 PM 23,124 Views 0 Comments

A file containing allegations of tax evasion against a number of former politicians – including ministers – is being examined by the Public Accounts Committee.

# pac - Friday 7 November, 2014

Dossier of politician 'tax-dodging' claims handed to PAC
# Dodgy Dossier
# Dodgy Dossier

Dossier of politician 'tax-dodging' claims handed to PAC

Nov 7th 2014, 10:51 PM 27,464 Views 0 Comments

A senior civil servant has come forward with information relating to incidents that occurred over a 30-year period.

# pac - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Meet Rehab's new CEO (and have a look at her salary)
# Top Job
# Top Job

Meet Rehab's new CEO (and have a look at her salary)

Oct 30th 2014, 4:20 PM 58,036 Views 141 Comments

Mo Flynn will take on the position vacated by Angela Kerins.

# pac - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Simon Harris: Politicians love being in the news - but that's a good thing
# Committee Wars
# Committee Wars

Simon Harris: Politicians love being in the news - but that's a good thing

Oct 29th 2014, 7:15 AM 4,590 Views 21 Comments

Simon Harris has defended the role of the Public Accounts Committee following criticism yesterday.

# pac - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Who should investigate the Positive Action controversy? These two TDs can't agree
# Committee Wars
# Committee Wars

Who should investigate the Positive Action controversy? These two TDs can't agree

Oct 28th 2014, 12:45 PM 9,318 Views 29 Comments

Two Oireachtas Committees are at odds over which one should probe spending at the Hepatitis C support group.

State of the Nation: Watchdog or ambulance chaser? The PAC is under scrutiny again...
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Watchdog or ambulance chaser? The PAC is under scrutiny again...

Oct 28th 2014, 9:00 AM 7,747 Views 27 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# pac - Thursday 23 October, 2014

These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn't ask for
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn't ask for

Oct 23rd 2014, 11:02 AM 12,001 Views 45 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee was told it can’t question Irish Water boss John Tierney

# pac - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Bono in the Dáil? TDs to probe 'inappropriate' property deal with U2
# The Sweetest Deal
# The Sweetest Deal

Bono in the Dáil? TDs to probe 'inappropriate' property deal with U2

Oct 16th 2014, 1:17 PM 12,831 Views 26 Comments

“In that area, €450,000 wouldn’t be worth a semi-detached residence.”

# pac - Friday 10 October, 2014

John McGuinness has 'no response' to being told to step down as PAC chair
# Committee Wars
# Committee Wars

John McGuinness has 'no response' to being told to step down as PAC chair

Oct 10th 2014, 3:27 PM 14,035 Views 37 Comments

But Mary Lou McDonald has been quick to come to his defence.

# pac - Thursday 9 October, 2014

This ex-Siptu official is resisting TDs' attempts to ask him about a 'slush fund'
# No Comment
# No Comment

This ex-Siptu official is resisting TDs' attempts to ask him about a 'slush fund'

Oct 9th 2014, 12:06 PM 7,007 Views 15 Comments

Matt Merrigan says there’s an ongoing garda investigation.

# pac - Thursday 2 October, 2014

HSE needs to address the fact medical card reviews made people afraid
# Report
# Report

HSE needs to address the fact medical card reviews made people afraid

Oct 2nd 2014, 7:11 PM 9,064 Views 16 Comments

A PAC report said the reviews are a waste of money.

Garda whistleblower: The way I was treated destroyed me, my career, and my family
# PAC
# PAC

Garda whistleblower: The way I was treated destroyed me, my career, and my family

Oct 2nd 2014, 6:40 PM 21,647 Views 23 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee has published its report into the penalty points system today.

Here's what PAC discovered about how public money was wasted
# Costly
# Costly

Here's what PAC discovered about how public money was wasted

Oct 2nd 2014, 4:10 PM 11,696 Views 19 Comments

It has also listed spending recommendations to public bodies.

# pac - Thursday 25 September, 2014

"Should the gardaí get discretion?": Ross rounds on 'bent' guards abusing the points system
# Abuse Of Power
# Abuse Of Power

"Should the gardaí get discretion?": Ross rounds on 'bent' guards abusing the points system

Sep 25th 2014, 12:40 PM 9,815 Views 66 Comments

“We should ask the really radical question — should the gardaí get discretion? If so many of them are abusing it – why should they have it?”

# pac - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Just three board-members kept on, as Rehab continues "transformation process"
# Fresh Start
# Fresh Start

Just three board-members kept on, as Rehab continues "transformation process"

Sep 9th 2014, 7:51 AM 4,430 Views 8 Comments

The 13 new appointees to the board will all serve in a voluntary, unpaid capacity.

# pac - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

'Drop in donations means we can't grant as many kids' wishes'
# Make A Wish
# Make A Wish

'Drop in donations means we can't grant as many kids' wishes'

Aug 26th 2014, 11:40 AM 9,924 Views 51 Comments

The Make-a-Wish Charity granted 210 wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses last year… but the charities scandals are having an impact on funds.

# pac - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

PAC grilling of Angela Kerins was fair, says PAC chairman
# Rehab
# Rehab

PAC grilling of Angela Kerins was fair, says PAC chairman

Jul 22nd 2014, 11:33 AM 4,262 Views 0 Comments

The former Rehab Group CEO has taken High Court action against the PAC.

# pac - Monday 21 July, 2014

Flannery 'holding options open' on proceedings over PAC's Rehab inquiry
# Rehab Group
# Rehab Group

Flannery 'holding options open' on proceedings over PAC's Rehab inquiry

Jul 21st 2014, 7:20 PM 12,463 Views 0 Comments

Angela Kerins has launched legal action against ‘deeply distressing’ inquiry into her involvement with Rehab.

Frank Flannery: Fine Gael's local election campaign was one of the worst I ever saw
# Frankly Speaking
# Frankly Speaking

Frank Flannery: Fine Gael's local election campaign was one of the worst I ever saw

Jul 21st 2014, 7:04 PM 11,575 Views 36 Comments

The former Rehab chief and Fine Gael strategist has been speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Donegal.

# pac - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Another year over: What exactly has happened in the Dáil since September
# Review
# Review

Another year over: What exactly has happened in the Dáil since September

Jul 19th 2014, 8:30 AM 5,249 Views 7 Comments

We take a look back on some of the major events that defined the 2013/14 session in Leinster House.

# pac - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

So just how young is the country's youngest junior minister?... The Edge has hats that are older
# Simon Harris
# Simon Harris

So just how young is the country's youngest junior minister?... The Edge has hats that are older

Jul 15th 2014, 9:47 PM 35,461 Views 56 Comments

At 27, Simon Harris is now our most senior junior minister. Makes you wonder what you’ve been doing with your life, doesn’t it?

# pac - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Commissioner: Gardaí seeing a "rush to violence" across society
# Homicide Spike
# Homicide Spike

Commissioner: Gardaí seeing a "rush to violence" across society

Jul 10th 2014, 1:33 PM 9,616 Views 37 Comments

Noirín O’Sullivan says the spike in homicides in the past year is not attributable to organised crime, but to domestic and other issues.

# pac - Thursday 3 July, 2014

'We knew we’d overstepped the mark' - former CRC Chair admits ignoring HSE
# Not Perfect
# Not Perfect

'We knew we’d overstepped the mark' - former CRC Chair admits ignoring HSE

Jul 3rd 2014, 9:55 PM 13,975 Views 11 Comments

TD Simon Harris said that the Clinic’s board showed “blatant disregard” for the HSE when it hired Brian Conlan.

The CRC hasn't asked for Paul Kiely to repay part of his €742K pay-out... yet
# Salary Top-ups
# Salary Top-ups

The CRC hasn't asked for Paul Kiely to repay part of his €742K pay-out... yet

Jul 3rd 2014, 1:37 PM 8,237 Views 22 Comments

During today’s PAC meeting, Shane Ross questioned how the HSE could not know about the CRC’s charitable wing. He said it took him just 20 minutes to discover its existence.

PAC will be discussing the CRC today, but who is going to turn up?
# One Out Of Four Aint Bad
# One Out Of Four Aint Bad

PAC will be discussing the CRC today, but who is going to turn up?

Jul 3rd 2014, 6:30 AM 3,595 Views 5 Comments

Former CRC chair Hamilton Goulding will attend, as will his successor Kieran Timmins.

# pac - Thursday 26 June, 2014

It turns out the Mahon Tribunal is going to cost less than was previously thought*
# Small Mercies
# Small Mercies

It turns out the Mahon Tribunal is going to cost less than was previously thought*

Jun 26th 2014, 12:06 PM 5,431 Views 24 Comments

*Though it’s still a whopping €159 million.

Ex-CRC chief "extremely ill", unable to answer questions about €742k pay-off
# PAC
# PAC

Ex-CRC chief "extremely ill", unable to answer questions about €742k pay-off

Jun 26th 2014, 10:47 AM 14,559 Views 79 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee is due to hold further hearings on the scandal hit disability clinic next week.

How should Irish adoption laws be changed?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

How should Irish adoption laws be changed?

Jun 26th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,325 Views 28 Comments

Representatives from a number of groups will address the Health Committee on this issue today.

# pac - Friday 20 June, 2014

Hospital workers ballot in support of industrial ballot, but might not affect services
# Impact
# Impact

Hospital workers ballot in support of industrial ballot, but might not affect services

Jun 20th 2014, 7:41 PM 6,995 Views 7 Comments

The action involves five hospitals in the Limerick group.

# pac - Thursday 19 June, 2014

PAC told to give more info about why it wants to quiz Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins
# Rehab
# Rehab

PAC told to give more info about why it wants to quiz Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins

Jun 19th 2014, 5:30 PM 7,060 Views 35 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee will now seek talks with another Dáil committee overs its efforts to compel the former Rehab CEOs.

'Ignoring' the system gives speeders an 86% chance of avoiding punishment
# It Wasn't Me
# It Wasn't Me

'Ignoring' the system gives speeders an 86% chance of avoiding punishment

Jun 19th 2014, 4:55 PM 17,109 Views 23 Comments

John O’Brien, the former head of the Garda Traffic Corps, told the PAC that GSOC failed to act on foot of a report he carried out on the penalty points system in 2008.