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#Transparency

# transparency - This month November 2022

Charities Regulator identifies several financial oversight failings at Birdwatch Ireland
# Birdwatch Ireland
# Birdwatch Ireland

Charities Regulator identifies several financial oversight failings at Birdwatch Ireland

Nov 9th 2022, 3:39 PM 12,620 Views 10 Comments

The regulator was informed of concerns at the charity in 2019.

# transparency - This year 2022

Did the country's top civil servant accept an €81K pay rise? Varadkar says it's not for him to say
# Sec Gen Job
# Sec Gen Job

Did the country's top civil servant accept an €81K pay rise? Varadkar says it's not for him to say

Jan 25th 2022, 7:21 PM 33,947 Views 27 Comments

Transparency is always useful in these matters,’ a spokesperson for the Taoiseach has said.

Nursing group invited to meet with Minister following its removal from national drug committee
# Addiction
# Addiction

Nursing group invited to meet with Minister following its removal from national drug committee

Jan 14th 2022, 5:48 PM 18,269 Views 8 Comments

Drugs minister Frank Feighan has invited the IntNSA to meet with him

# transparency - Last year 2021

Future special envoys should be appointed through open competition, says Taoiseach
# Transparency
# Transparency

Future special envoys should be appointed through open competition, says Taoiseach

Sep 6th 2021, 2:54 PM 9,959 Views 26 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is expected to publish documents today relating to Katherine Zappone’s role.

Freedom of Information Act to be reviewed by government
# Transparency
# Transparency

Freedom of Information Act to be reviewed by government

Jun 17th 2021, 6:46 PM 11,054 Views 8 Comments

The Act will be reviewed for the first time since being updated in 2014.

Closed Doors: Lack of transparency and the push to overfish in Ireland’s fishing sector
# NET LOSS
# NET LOSS

Closed Doors: Lack of transparency and the push to overfish in Ireland’s fishing sector

Apr 8th 2021, 8:30 PM 12,979 Views 23 Comments
  • Our investigative platform, Noteworthy, takes an in-depth look at the fishing sector in this three-part series.
Opinion: Ireland has dropped rank on the global corruption index - we can and should do better
# Transparency
# Transparency

Opinion: Ireland has dropped rank on the global corruption index - we can and should do better

Jan 28th 2021, 4:29 PM 17,422 Views 63 Comments

DCU’s John Devitt and Robert Gillanders say the country must control corruption if it is to protect more than just its international reputation.

# transparency - All time

Dáil passes the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill
# Equality Minister
# Equality Minister

Dáil passes the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Updated Oct 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 76,818 Views 132 Comments

Opposition TDs had drafted amendments based on the requests of survivors and human rights experts.

Dr Maeve O'Rourke: Here's a full analysis of the problems with the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill
# Dáil Debate
# Dáil Debate

Dr Maeve O'Rourke: Here's a full analysis of the problems with the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Oct 21st 2020, 3:35 PM 62,350 Views 15 Comments

Lecturer Maeve O’Rourke analyses the government’s nine main arguments in relation to the Bill.

'Who took this decision?': Top civil servant queried decision not to publish pensions paid to former Taoisigh
# Robert Watt
# Robert Watt

'Who took this decision?': Top civil servant queried decision not to publish pensions paid to former Taoisigh

Jul 6th 2020, 6:30 AM 47,850 Views 48 Comments

DPER Secretary General Robert Watt told an official: “I don’t understand why we should not release the information.”

Questions remain over NI-ROI 'secret' emails and a non-existent PPE order for Northern Ireland
# Transparency
# Transparency

Questions remain over NI-ROI 'secret' emails and a non-existent PPE order for Northern Ireland

Jun 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 35,934 Views 40 Comments

The DUP’s Paul Frew has asked that two email threads are released to see why a promise for PPE was made, but was never delivered.

The public will no longer get to know how much former Taoisigh and ex-ministers are paid
# Pensions
# Pensions

The public will no longer get to know how much former Taoisigh and ex-ministers are paid

May 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 145,044 Views 145 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has said that it’s important for transparency on the issue and added: “At the end of the day, it’s public money.”

Public health team's notes and letters on recommended restrictions will be published, says minister
# Transparency
# Transparency

Public health team's notes and letters on recommended restrictions will be published, says minister

Apr 25th 2020, 7:34 PM 63,773 Views 42 Comments

Questions have been raised this week about how decisions are being made as Ireland responds to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Who's calling the shots? - The role of Ireland's public health emergency team and its key players
# Transparency
# Transparency

Who's calling the shots? - The role of Ireland's public health emergency team and its key players

Apr 25th 2020, 12:10 AM 33,324 Views 54 Comments

The team was convened at the end of January this year to coordinate the country’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

'Who is NPHET ultimately accountable to?': Taoiseach questioned on governance of decision-making
# Dail Questions
# Dail Questions

'Who is NPHET ultimately accountable to?': Taoiseach questioned on governance of decision-making

Apr 23rd 2020, 2:43 PM 30,995 Views 57 Comments

‘Elected office cannot be subservient even in this crisis,’ said Labour leader Alan Kelly.

Names of towns and regions where Covid-19 clusters are should be released, says Martin
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Names of towns and regions where Covid-19 clusters are should be released, says Martin

Mar 23rd 2020, 4:46 PM 49,610 Views 71 Comments

Martin said it might change public behaviour if people know their areas have been affected.

The two 'most transparent' councils in Ireland are in Dublin
# Anti-corruption
# Anti-corruption

The two 'most transparent' councils in Ireland are in Dublin

Dec 9th 2019, 7:43 AM 19,260 Views 8 Comments

Fingal County Council and South Dublin County Council have topped a new index of the country’s 31 local authorities.

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media
# Transparency
# Transparency

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

Nov 5th 2019, 10:59 PM 7,291 Views 12 Comments

The move comes amid an international debate about how social media platforms handle political ads.

Olympic boxing trials new judging system to 'regain trust'
# Transparency
From The42
# Transparency

Olympic boxing trials new judging system to 'regain trust'

Oct 29th 2019, 6:35 PM 3,528 Views 2 Comments

Judges will press a button when they mark blows and their decisions will be immediately shown on a screen.

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card
# Transparency
# Transparency

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card

Sep 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 23,166 Views 73 Comments

As recently as June this year, the government was exploring this as a possibility.

'What price democracy?': Why most county councils keep their meetings offline
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

'What price democracy?': Why most county councils keep their meetings offline

Jul 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 15,096 Views 29 Comments

Just four of 31 local authorities offer webcasting of their proceedings.

Oireachtas Committee writes to FAI to ask for reversal of media ban at crucial EGM
# Transparency
From The42
# Transparency

Oireachtas Committee writes to FAI to ask for reversal of media ban at crucial EGM

Jul 17th 2019, 3:54 PM 8,647 Views 8 Comments

It was also revealed that the FAI rang the Committee Chair on Sunday, offering a private briefing.

Kilkenny County Council votes to keep public and media out of policy meetings
# Transparency
# Transparency

Kilkenny County Council votes to keep public and media out of policy meetings

Jun 9th 2019, 12:26 PM 11,767 Views 47 Comments

The decision to hold these meetings in private is at the discretion of each local authority.

New code of conduct for lobbyists comes into effect today
# Transparency
# Transparency

New code of conduct for lobbyists comes into effect today

Jan 1st 2019, 7:00 AM 7,152 Views 10 Comments

The goal is for lobbying to be carried out in an ethical and transparent manner.

Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs
# Transparency
# Transparency

Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs

Jun 28th 2018, 2:03 PM 12,200 Views 15 Comments

The purpose of a ‘cooling-off’ period is to prevent the use of insider information.

New rules for banks will make it easier to save thousands on mortgage repayments
# Transparency
# Transparency

New rules for banks will make it easier to save thousands on mortgage repayments

Jun 20th 2018, 12:00 PM 28,939 Views 25 Comments

From next year banks will have to give notice of the end of fixed rate terms and let variable rate customers know if they can move to a cheaper rate.

This is why you're still seeing referendum ads online
# Transparency
# Transparency

This is why you're still seeing referendum ads online

May 24th 2018, 5:03 PM 22,612 Views 131 Comments

Google said that it was blocking ads – but Google isn’t the only way for campaigns to place ads online.

Facebook banned 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year
# Data Privacy
# Data Privacy

Facebook banned 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year

May 15th 2018, 9:38 PM 11,221 Views 55 Comments

Facebook said those closures came on top of blocking millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day.

How many foreign groups are buying Facebook ads as part of the abortion referendum debate?
# Seeking Transparency
# Seeking Transparency

How many foreign groups are buying Facebook ads as part of the abortion referendum debate?

Mar 25th 2018, 8:30 PM 26,686 Views 108 Comments

We look at how Facebook adverts are targeting Irish people ahead of the referendum.

Ex-Sky coach urges Wiggins to explain use of medication
# Transparency
From The42
# Transparency

Ex-Sky coach urges Wiggins to explain use of medication

Mar 7th 2018, 12:37 PM 3,399 Views 3 Comments

Shane Sutton described as “laughable” claims he had bullied Richard Freeman over the use of TUEs.

'Londoners can feel reassured': Police officers begin wearing body cameras
# Transparency
# Transparency

'Londoners can feel reassured': Police officers begin wearing body cameras

Jul 17th 2017, 5:01 PM 12,420 Views 40 Comments

There have been calls to issue gardaí with the same technology here.

Column: 'Women in full time employment work for free for one month every year'
# Gender Pay Gap
# Gender Pay Gap

Column: 'Women in full time employment work for free for one month every year'

May 24th 2017, 6:20 AM 731 Views 88 Comments

In Ireland, women currently earn around 13.9 per cent less than men, writes Ivana Bacik.

Opinion: 'Lack of transparency makes it difficult to know who controls the Irish media'
# Who Owns The News?
# Who Owns The News?

Opinion: 'Lack of transparency makes it difficult to know who controls the Irish media'

Feb 2nd 2017, 6:30 AM 1,217 Views 27 Comments

Ensuring we have a free and pluralistic media is key to a healthy democracy, writes Anne-Marie McNally.

Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else'
# ANIMAL RESCUE
# ANIMAL RESCUE

Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else'

Jan 17th 2017, 9:53 AM 53,105 Views 98 Comments

Last night’s Claire Byrne Live investigation alleged charity Animal Heaven Animal Rescue had deficiencies in its bookkeeping, fundraising and financial transparency.

German workers will be able to see how much their co-workers' earn in bid to close gender pay gap
# Gender Pay Gap
# Gender Pay Gap

German workers will be able to see how much their co-workers' earn in bid to close gender pay gap

Jan 11th 2017, 12:52 PM 17,478 Views 89 Comments

Women’s Affairs Minister Manuela Schwesig hailed the law on salary transparency as “a real breakthrough”.

Car insurance gone up? Insurers will soon have to tell you why
# Rising Costs
# Rising Costs

Car insurance gone up? Insurers will soon have to tell you why

Jan 10th 2017, 8:27 PM 31,218 Views 63 Comments

New laws will be in place by the end of the year to ensure that insurance companies tell customers why they are paying more.

Polling firm to pick 'diverse' group of 99 people to sit on Citizens' Assembly on Eighth Amendment
# Abortion
# Abortion

Polling firm to pick 'diverse' group of 99 people to sit on Citizens' Assembly on Eighth Amendment

Aug 9th 2016, 10:33 AM 16,412 Views 155 Comments

The Department of An Taoiseach issued a tender for a polling company yesterday.

Fifa clears its president of ethics violations after probe into personal expenses
# Transparency
From The42
# Transparency

Fifa clears its president of ethics violations after probe into personal expenses

Aug 5th 2016, 12:53 PM 2,450 Views 4 Comments

The head of world football’s governing body has been cleared of wrongdoing by the Ethics Committee.

Every garda sent an email telling them how to be a whistleblower
# Blow The Whistle
# Blow The Whistle

Every garda sent an email telling them how to be a whistleblower

Jun 13th 2016, 5:13 PM 17,719 Views 36 Comments

The Garda Commissioner and her senior team were grilled by the Policing Authority in a public session today.

Garda Ombudsman says it's already investigated some of Martin Kenny's allegations
# Transparency
# Transparency

Garda Ombudsman says it's already investigated some of Martin Kenny's allegations

May 27th 2016, 5:42 PM 10,716 Views 63 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD raised concern about alleged garda malpractice in the Sligo-Leitrim division.

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