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# 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 11,510 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 39,009 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 117,984 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 7,490 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 20,684 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 13,770 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 16,542 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 6,663 Views 51 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 11,011 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 13,958 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 9,070 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 6,406 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 5,378 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 8,438 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 113 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 7,987 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 7,102 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 6,397 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 41,452 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 5,804 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 10,473 Views 28 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 25,394 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 9,649 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 7,513 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 6,239 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 9,697 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 5,317 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 123 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 53 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 5,859 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 8,565 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 13,221 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 9,576 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 4,758 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 4,317 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 6,931 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 26,644 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 6,298 Views 27 Comments

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

# transparency - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Column: The family home needs to be protected in a debt crisis
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The family home needs to be protected in a debt crisis

Jul 23rd 2013, 7:00 AM 123 Views 62 Comments

The banks are not looking at the long-term resolutions strategies for homeowners in debt; the only available strategies are limited to those that that suit bank recovery, writes Julie Sadlier.

# transparency - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Cabinet papers from 2008 set to become available
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

Cabinet papers from 2008 set to become available

Jul 17th 2013, 12:21 PM 4,714 Views 22 Comments

Changes to Freedom of Information (FOI) rules mean government deliberations from five-years-ago will be available on request.