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# Anglo Irish Bank
Alan Dukes says remarks on IBRC management were "misleading"
He said that a Department of Finance official showed a “lack of understanding” of the significance of the nationalisation of Anglo.
# siteserv review
'I'm horrified Irish taxpayers are being asked to write a blank cheque'
“Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god.”
# Graphic
This is why some TDs have to watch a video of thousands of pigs being slaughtered
Farmers have made claims against the Department of Agriculture.
# confused much?
Enda: The government has 'nothing to hide' about Siteserv deal
Yesterday Enda Kenny said the C&AG had the power to carry out an investigation, but it turns out he doesn’t.
# Public Accounts Committee
It would be 'astounding' to expect TDs to pay damages to Angela Kerins - barrister
Kerins claims she was treated unfairly by TDs serving on the committee at the time in their questioning on Rehab accounts.
Whistleblower report: HSE consultancy contracts 'awarded to former employees'
The issue is set to be discussed at the Public Accounts Committee.
# financial mystery tour
Two thirds of the money diverted to Irish Water came from your motor tax
Representatives from the Environment Department were questioned by the committee today.
# The High Table Interview
What toilet tissue do you use and 5 other questions we had for this Fianna Fáil TD
John McGuinness came in for a chat this week and everything from toilet paper to walking dogs came up…
# publicity seeker
Shane Ross: I don't jump at every microphone that comes my way
He’s faced accusations of self-promotion and self-interest, but the independent TD has hit back in an interview with
Government could have saved €1 million on hotel to house homeless families
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.
# Keep your friends close...
One of Enda Kenny's biggest critics in Fine Gael has just got a promotion
John Deasy is the new vice chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.
# tax evasion claims
Mary Lou told: 'You've been doing it for a while and you need to stop'
A number the Sinn Féin TD’s colleagues have criticised her decision to name former politicians accused of tax evasion.
# State of the Nation
Who's going to investigate the tax evasion claims now?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# State of the Nation
How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# not impressed
Mick Wallace: Nóirín O'Sullivan is an insider who sat on Martin Callinan's shoulder
The Dáil has been discussing the appointment of O’Sullivan as the new Garda Commissioner.
# Political nostalgia
Check out this clip of Bertie Ahern talking about tax cheats in 1993
He wasn’t a fan.
# dossier
Can the PAC interview a whistleblower who says former politicians dodged tax?
The Public Accounts Committee is to seek further legal advice.
# new claims
Mary Lou claims PDs implicated in tax evasion dossier as PAC told it can't investigate
The Public Accounts Committee has been told it cannot investigate a dossier containing allegations of tax evasion by senior politicians.
# dossier
Secretary General on tax dossier: 'No effort would have been made to suppress information'
Enda Kenny addressed the latest claims in the Dáil this afternoon.
# dodgy dossier
Bruton: Politician tax-dodging claims were probed by Mahon and Moriarty
A file containing allegations of tax evasion against a number of former politicians – including ministers – is being examined by the Public Accounts Committee.
# dodgy dossier
Dossier of politician 'tax-dodging' claims handed to PAC
A senior civil servant has come forward with information relating to incidents that occurred over a 30-year period.
# Top Job
Meet Rehab's new CEO (and have a look at her salary)
Mo Flynn will take on the position vacated by Angela Kerins.
# Committee wars
Simon Harris: Politicians love being in the news - but that's a good thing
Simon Harris has defended the role of the Public Accounts Committee following criticism yesterday.
# Committee wars
Who should investigate the Positive Action controversy? These two TDs can't agree
Two Oireachtas Committees are at odds over which one should probe spending at the Hepatitis C support group.
# Dáil talk
State of the Nation: Watchdog or ambulance chaser? The PAC is under scrutiny again...
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Irish Water
These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn't ask for
The Public Accounts Committee was told it can’t question Irish Water boss John Tierney
# the sweetest deal
Bono in the Dáil? TDs to probe 'inappropriate' property deal with U2
“In that area, €450,000 wouldn’t be worth a semi-detached residence.”
# Committee wars
John McGuinness has 'no response' to being told to step down as PAC chair
But Mary Lou McDonald has been quick to come to his defence.
# no comment
This ex-Siptu official is resisting TDs' attempts to ask him about a 'slush fund'
Matt Merrigan says there’s an ongoing garda investigation.
# Report
HSE needs to address the fact medical card reviews made people afraid
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
The Public Accounts Committee has published its report into the penalty points system today.
# costly
Here's what PAC discovered about how public money was wasted
It has also listed spending recommendations to public bodies.
# Abuse of Power
"Should the gardaí get discretion?": Ross rounds on 'bent' guards abusing the points system
“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?”
# fresh start
Just three board-members kept on, as Rehab continues "transformation process"
The 13 new appointees to the board will all serve in a voluntary, unpaid capacity.
# Make a wish
'Drop in donations means we can't grant as many kids' wishes'
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.
# Rehab
PAC grilling of Angela Kerins was fair, says PAC chairman
The former Rehab Group CEO has taken High Court action against the PAC.
# Rehab Group
Flannery 'holding options open' on proceedings over PAC's Rehab inquiry
Angela Kerins has launched legal action against ‘deeply distressing’ inquiry into her involvement with Rehab.
# Frankly speaking
Frank Flannery: Fine Gael's local election campaign was one of the worst I ever saw
The former Rehab chief and Fine Gael strategist has been speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Donegal.
# Review
Another year over: What exactly has happened in the Dáil since September
We take a look back on some of the major events that defined the 2013/14 session in Leinster House.
# Simon Harris
So just how young is the country's youngest junior minister?... The Edge has hats that are older
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?