Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

#Transparency

# transparency - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Irish Water won't say why the latest payment figures still aren't ready for publication
# Turning Off The Tap
# Turning Off The Tap

Irish Water won't say why the latest payment figures still aren't ready for publication

Apr 28th 2016, 6:41 PM 19,239 Views 133 Comments

One TD has accused them of getting involved in party politics in an “unacceptable” way.

# transparency - Monday 25 April, 2016

Rank-and-file gardaí don't think much of their boss's stance on station closures
# The Commissioner
# The Commissioner

Rank-and-file gardaí don't think much of their boss's stance on station closures

Apr 25th 2016, 7:02 PM 13,775 Views 26 Comments

The Commissioner appeared before the Policing Authority for its first public session today.

# transparency - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

IFA pay scandal: President steps back as review of top salaries begins
# Downey Not Out
# Downey Not Out

IFA pay scandal: President steps back as review of top salaries begins

Nov 24th 2015, 7:51 AM 11,586 Views 30 Comments

The move comes after revelations about general secretary Pat Smith’s generous pay package.

# transparency - Monday 20 July, 2015

Ministers don't have to explain most of their €1.4 million personal expenses
# Public Purse
# Public Purse

Ministers don't have to explain most of their €1.4 million personal expenses

Jul 20th 2015, 5:30 PM 39,060 Views 192 Comments

A new analysis of official figures by TheJournal.ie.

# transparency - Sunday 17 May, 2015

State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you
# Part 1
# Part 1

State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you

May 17th 2015, 10:00 PM 122,667 Views 104 Comments

Part One of TheJournal.ie’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.

# transparency - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

One year later, how has the 'Right to be forgotten' panned out for Europe?
# Aftermath
# Aftermath

One year later, how has the 'Right to be forgotten' panned out for Europe?

May 13th 2015, 3:33 PM 7,508 Views 8 Comments

While more than 250,000 requests have been made, the issue remains as divisive as ever.

# transparency - Monday 11 May, 2015

Poll: Do you think politicians should be garda vetted?
# Transparency
# Transparency

Poll: Do you think politicians should be garda vetted?

May 11th 2015, 10:14 PM 20,711 Views 113 Comments

Two Dublin councillors think they should – but most others disagree.

# transparency - Friday 3 April, 2015

Now the government is requesting user data from Snapchat
# Requests
# Requests

Now the government is requesting user data from Snapchat

Apr 3rd 2015, 8:49 AM 13,870 Views 15 Comments

Snapchat revealed the data as part of its first transparency report.

# transparency - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Here's how many Twitter accounts the Irish State tried to remove in 2014
# Transparency
# Transparency

Here's how many Twitter accounts the Irish State tried to remove in 2014

Feb 10th 2015, 12:54 PM 16,548 Views 19 Comments

A new report gives us some – but not all – of the info.

# transparency - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Ireland is less corrupt than it used to be...
# Brown Envelopes
# Brown Envelopes

Ireland is less corrupt than it used to be...

Dec 3rd 2014, 12:48 PM 6,694 Views 52 Comments

… although there is still “a clear incentive for some people to engage in graft”.

# transparency - Friday 21 November, 2014

The ECB is going to let you in on why they're slashing interest rates
# Transparency
# Transparency

The ECB is going to let you in on why they're slashing interest rates

Nov 21st 2014, 7:45 AM 11,028 Views 19 Comments

Those on tracker loans will hear the decision-making process of the ECB’s record-low interest rates.

# transparency - Sunday 26 October, 2014

'It has never been easier to get away with white collar crime in Ireland'
# Transparency Ireland
# Transparency Ireland

'It has never been easier to get away with white collar crime in Ireland'

Oct 26th 2014, 8:30 AM 14,003 Views 24 Comments

Can criminals do more damage with a computer than with a gun in a bank?

# transparency - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Would a 'track my crime' system help victims trust garda investigations?
# Online Checkup
# Online Checkup

Would a 'track my crime' system help victims trust garda investigations?

Oct 23rd 2014, 3:44 PM 9,084 Views 47 Comments

The system is in place in the UK and could come here.

# transparency - Friday 11 July, 2014

"This house is unanimous in its message to the British Government" - Parties unite on bombing files
# Victims
# Victims

"This house is unanimous in its message to the British Government" - Parties unite on bombing files

Jul 11th 2014, 8:59 AM 6,431 Views 32 Comments

Families of the Dublin-Monaghan bombing victims are currently suing for the release of files.

# transparency - Friday 4 July, 2014

Coveney wants more 'communication' between farmers and beef factories
# What's Your Beef?
# What's Your Beef?

Coveney wants more 'communication' between farmers and beef factories

Jul 4th 2014, 8:27 PM 5,396 Views 19 Comments

He said that it is critically important to restore confidence and build trust between suppliers and processors.

# transparency - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Police officers disciplined following litany of mistakes in GAA club fire investigation
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Police officers disciplined following litany of mistakes in GAA club fire investigation

Jun 10th 2014, 8:40 AM 8,455 Views 15 Comments

The Police Ombudsman said that the investigators failed to conduct basic investigative enquiries into the cause of the fire.

# transparency - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Noel Rock: I'm taking €0 expenses – here's why
# Expenses
# Expenses

Noel Rock: I'm taking €0 expenses – here's why

May 18th 2014, 12:00 PM 134 Views 54 Comments

Unvouched expenses would not be tolerated in the any other business, and taxpayers shouldn’t have to tolerate it either.

# transparency - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Traveller and human rights groups to have their say on Garda oversight
# Transparency
# Transparency

Traveller and human rights groups to have their say on Garda oversight

May 14th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,011 Views 65 Comments

The Oireachtas Justice Committee is holding a meeting on the issue today and had invited a number of groups to speak.

# transparency - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Charities regulator takes shape, Shatter says it will 'improve accountability'
# Transparency
# Transparency

Charities regulator takes shape, Shatter says it will 'improve accountability'

Apr 30th 2014, 10:25 PM 7,125 Views 34 Comments

The need for the new authority has been repeatedly stressed in the wake of the controversies at the CRC and Rehab.

# transparency - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Taoiseach says three dozen allegations of garda wrongdoing have come across his desk
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Taoiseach says three dozen allegations of garda wrongdoing have come across his desk

Apr 17th 2014, 9:08 AM 6,419 Views 47 Comments

Enda Kenny said he has no idea if they are true or not.

# transparency - Friday 11 April, 2014

Here's how much the Obamas paid in tax last year (and how much they gave to charity)
# Tax Returns
# Tax Returns

Here's how much the Obamas paid in tax last year (and how much they gave to charity)

Apr 11th 2014, 10:38 PM 41,488 Views 60 Comments

The couple paid an effective income tax rate of 20.4 per cent.

# transparency - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Less than half of political parties accounting units have made their donation returns
# Disclosure
# Disclosure

Less than half of political parties accounting units have made their donation returns

Mar 25th 2014, 7:41 PM 5,807 Views 14 Comments

The Commission plans to name and shame the political party accounting units that fail to submit their return on time.

# transparency - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Ex-firefighter running in locals wants whistleblower legislation for all public sector workers
# Not Kidding
# Not Kidding

Ex-firefighter running in locals wants whistleblower legislation for all public sector workers

Mar 23rd 2014, 5:00 PM 10,524 Views 20 Comments

John Kidd said he’ll be sticking up for middle income workers if he’s elected.

# transparency - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Here's why one company lets workers look up each other's salary
# Give Us The Slip
# Give Us The Slip

Here's why one company lets workers look up each other's salary

Mar 9th 2014, 9:15 AM 25,415 Views 24 Comments

Like to know what the boss earns? Whole Foods reckons knowledge promotes competitiveness and productivity among employees.

# transparency - Friday 7 March, 2014

Ombudsman unhappy ECB won't give Brian Lenihan letter to journalist
# Transparency
# Transparency

Ombudsman unhappy ECB won't give Brian Lenihan letter to journalist

Mar 7th 2014, 10:06 AM 9,667 Views 21 Comments

Emily O’Reilly said that the ECB has “wasted an opportunity” to use transparency.

# transparency - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

'Good employers have nothing to fear from whistleblowers legislation'
# Transparency
# Transparency

'Good employers have nothing to fear from whistleblowers legislation'

Feb 4th 2014, 10:10 PM 7,534 Views 14 Comments

Brendan Howlin says the Protected Disclosures Bill is about a ‘change in culture’.

# transparency - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Majority of CEOs think State-funded bodies aren't monitored enough
# Disclosure
# Disclosure

Majority of CEOs think State-funded bodies aren't monitored enough

Jan 28th 2014, 9:19 AM 6,254 Views 23 Comments

Two-thirds of those surveyed believe that organisations in receipt of State funding are not adequately monitored or held to account.

# transparency - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

How transparent is Irish Water?
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

How transparent is Irish Water?

Jan 14th 2014, 1:44 PM 9,710 Views 79 Comments

The Fianna Fáil party makes a strong argument in its latest video offering on the controversy.

# transparency - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Political standards watchdog cannot fulfill duties because of appointments delay
# Political Reform
# Political Reform

Political standards watchdog cannot fulfill duties because of appointments delay

Dec 22nd 2013, 2:45 PM 5,343 Views 10 Comments

SIPO is also in the middle of a disagreement with Minister Hogan about proposed accounting reforms for political parties.

# transparency - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Column: Ireland could learn a lot from Hong Kong
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland could learn a lot from Hong Kong

Dec 4th 2013, 7:00 PM 134 Views 26 Comments

Unlike other small open economies, Ireland does not have a single agency dedicated to fighting corruption; our failure to hold people to account for manifest wrongdoing sends a clear message to citizens and international investors.

# transparency - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Our government hides its actions by obstructing Freedom of Information
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Our government hides its actions by obstructing Freedom of Information

Nov 16th 2013, 8:00 AM 69 Views 38 Comments

To hide public service deficiency and ensure that ‘accountability’ remains a word in the dictionary, senior public servants have been waging a long war on Freedom of Information, writes Aaron McKenna.

# transparency - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

"Experts aren't always right" - Taoiseach defends FOI bill
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

"Experts aren't always right" - Taoiseach defends FOI bill

Nov 13th 2013, 2:12 PM 5,870 Views 36 Comments

The initial fee of €15 is “relatively small”, the Taoiseach said.

# transparency - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Department's FOI amendments 'run entirely contrary to spirit' of bill
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

Department's FOI amendments 'run entirely contrary to spirit' of bill

Nov 10th 2013, 4:06 PM 8,581 Views 25 Comments

NUJ Secretary Seamus Dooley said that if the amendments are passed there is a danger FOI requests will “become unaffordable”.

# transparency - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Apple received 5 requests for account information from Ireland
# Transparency
# Transparency

Apple received 5 requests for account information from Ireland

Nov 6th 2013, 6:53 AM 13,232 Views 8 Comments

The firm has released its transparency report, criticising the US gag order on how it reports law enforcement requests.

# transparency - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

'No further prosecution' in Fr Niall Molloy case
# Fr Niall Molloy
# Fr Niall Molloy

'No further prosecution' in Fr Niall Molloy case

Nov 5th 2013, 6:14 PM 9,595 Views 24 Comments

Minister Alan Shatter said an independent examination of the garda report on the case will now take place “in the interests of transparency”.

# transparency - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Howlin to announce new Open Data measures today
# Transparency
# Transparency

Howlin to announce new Open Data measures today

Oct 31st 2013, 6:40 AM 4,764 Views 10 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform wants to speed up Ireland’s admission to a global partnership on Open Data.

# transparency - Monday 30 September, 2013

Tomorrow is Emily O'Reilly's first day as European Ombudsman
# Europe
# Europe

Tomorrow is Emily O'Reilly's first day as European Ombudsman

Sep 30th 2013, 10:32 AM 4,339 Views 20 Comments

O’Reilly said today that she will focus on bridging the cap between citizens and EU institutions.

# transparency - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Cavemen, Cowen and Coca-Cola: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Cavemen, Cowen and Coca-Cola: The week in numbers

Aug 31st 2013, 7:30 PM 6,938 Views 8 Comments

Plus: What percentage of people in Ireland smoke? And what’s the average weekly wage?

# transparency - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

The government asked Facebook for details of 40 users so far this year
# Transparency
# Transparency

The government asked Facebook for details of 40 users so far this year

Aug 27th 2013, 10:58 PM 26,660 Views 65 Comments

In its first ever transparency report, Facebook said it received more than 25,000 requests from governments around the world about users’ information.

# transparency - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Waiting lists for individual consultants could soon be online
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Waiting lists for individual consultants could soon be online

Jul 31st 2013, 6:27 PM 6,312 Views 27 Comments

Health Minister Reilly has also announced plans for free GP care for children.