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# transparency - Tuesday 25 January, 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 33,909 Views 27 Comments

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

# transparency - Friday 14 January, 2022

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 18,231 Views 8 Comments

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

# transparency - Monday 6 September, 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 9,940 Views 26 Comments

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

# transparency - Thursday 17 June, 2021

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 11,029 Views 8 Comments

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

# transparency - Thursday 8 April, 2021

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 12,909 Views 23 Comments
  • Our investigative platform, Noteworthy, takes an in-depth look at the fishing sector in this three-part series.

# transparency - Thursday 28 January, 2021

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 17,327 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 - Thursday 22 October, 2020

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 76,733 Views 132 Comments

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

# transparency - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

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 62,246 Views 15 Comments

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

# transparency - Monday 6 July, 2020

'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 47,812 Views 48 Comments

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

# transparency - Monday 22 June, 2020

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 35,916 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.

# transparency - Thursday 7 May, 2020

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 144,819 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.”

# transparency - Saturday 25 April, 2020

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 63,744 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 33,286 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.

# transparency - Thursday 23 April, 2020

'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 30,967 Views 58 Comments

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

# transparency - Monday 23 March, 2020

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 49,596 Views 71 Comments

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

# transparency - Monday 9 December, 2019

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 19,236 Views 8 Comments

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

# transparency - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

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 7,274 Views 12 Comments

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

# transparency - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

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 3,520 Views 2 Comments

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

# transparency - Sunday 22 September, 2019

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 23,139 Views 73 Comments

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

# transparency - Friday 26 July, 2019

'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 15,052 Views 29 Comments

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

# transparency - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

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 8,634 Views 8 Comments

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

# transparency - Sunday 9 June, 2019

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 11,744 Views 47 Comments

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

# transparency - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

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 7,137 Views 10 Comments

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

# transparency - Thursday 28 June, 2018

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 12,185 Views 15 Comments

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

# transparency - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

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 28,923 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.

# transparency - Thursday 24 May, 2018

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 22,601 Views 131 Comments

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

# transparency - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

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 11,205 Views 54 Comments

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

# transparency - Sunday 25 March, 2018

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 26,669 Views 108 Comments

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

# transparency - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

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 3,389 Views 3 Comments

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

# transparency - Monday 17 July, 2017

'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 12,391 Views 40 Comments

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

# transparency - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

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 727 Views 88 Comments

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

# transparency - Thursday 2 February, 2017

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 1,200 Views 27 Comments

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

# transparency - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

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 53,063 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.

# transparency - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

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 17,462 Views 89 Comments

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

# transparency - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

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 31,202 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.

# transparency - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

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 16,399 Views 155 Comments

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

# transparency - Friday 5 August, 2016

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 2,438 Views 4 Comments

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

# transparency - Monday 13 June, 2016

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 17,703 Views 36 Comments

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

# transparency - Friday 27 May, 2016

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 10,694 Views 63 Comments

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

# transparency - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Policing Authority expresses 'deep unease' at garda management culture
# Transparency
# Transparency

Policing Authority expresses 'deep unease' at garda management culture

May 26th 2016, 9:15 PM 21,352 Views 61 Comments

The authority, which met with the Garda Commisioner today, also spoke of the impact of systematic failures on victims.

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