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#Transparency

# 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 139 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 4,726 Views 22 Comments

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

# transparency - Monday 1 July, 2013

The Dáil and Seanad sat for 1,699 hours and cost €105.5 million last year
# Houses Of Oireachtas
# Houses Of Oireachtas

The Dáil and Seanad sat for 1,699 hours and cost €105.5 million last year

Jul 1st 2013, 8:22 PM 7,124 Views 34 Comments

The Houses of the Oireachtas Commission has published its annual report today with some interesting numbers on how the Dáil compares to other parliaments…

# transparency - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Column: With public trust in the EU declining, we need to ensure people feel connected
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: With public trust in the EU declining, we need to ensure people feel connected

Jun 25th 2013, 6:00 PM 10 Views 33 Comments

A forward and outward looking European Union is what we need, writes Dominic Hannigan TD, who says national parliaments should have an enhanced role in shaping the future of the EU.

# transparency - Monday 17 June, 2013

Kenny and Obama to discuss EU presidency and bailout, but not Ireland's tax regime
# G8
# G8

Kenny and Obama to discuss EU presidency and bailout, but not Ireland's tax regime

Jun 17th 2013, 10:55 AM 5,021 Views 12 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will arrive in Fermanagh later today, where he is expected to hold talks with the US president.

# transparency - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

New regulator 'will restore confidence in planning system'
# Planning
# Planning

New regulator 'will restore confidence in planning system'

May 7th 2013, 3:51 PM 6,119 Views 37 Comments

The establishment of such a regulator was recommended in the Mahon Tribunal’s report.

# transparency - Friday 3 May, 2013

Column: Lobbying has become 'a dirty word'. We want to change that
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Lobbying has become 'a dirty word'. We want to change that

May 3rd 2013, 7:00 AM 131 Views 40 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, explains the reasoning behind the government’s new plans to regulate lobbying and restore public faith in a vital activity.

# transparency - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Former politicians will face temporary ban on lobbying under new rules
# Transparency
# Transparency

Former politicians will face temporary ban on lobbying under new rules

Apr 30th 2013, 2:12 PM 3,366 Views 11 Comments

Proposals approved by ministers will enforce a legal “cooling-off” period for former office holders going into lobbying.

# transparency - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Noonan denies ECB instruction to refuse information about IBRC
# ECB
# ECB

Noonan denies ECB instruction to refuse information about IBRC

Apr 27th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,521 Views 53 Comments

The finance minister says the ECB has not told Ireland to refuse Freedom of Information requests about the IBRC wind-up.

# transparency - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Column: Secrecy has led to shameful practices in Ireland - whistle-blower law is needed now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Secrecy has led to shameful practices in Ireland - whistle-blower law is needed now

Feb 7th 2013, 7:00 AM 117 Views 21 Comments

If the economic downturn has taught us anything, it is the importance of exposing systemic wrong doing, writes Louise Bayliss.

# transparency - Friday 28 December, 2012

Column: It’s time to scrap the 30-year rule on State documents
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It’s time to scrap the 30-year rule on State documents

Dec 28th 2012, 8:15 AM 103 Views 24 Comments

Slashing the time these crucial records stay secret would help the cause for transparency, writes Labour TD Anne Ferris.

# transparency - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Column: The Frontline debacle shows we need an independent debates commission
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Frontline debacle shows we need an independent debates commission

Dec 9th 2012, 8:15 AM 35 Views 44 Comments

TV debates are important – and proper independent oversight would help build trust in our elections, writes Michael Moynihan TD.

# transparency - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Reply: Our parliamentary process is open and accessible
# Opinion
# Opinion

Reply: Our parliamentary process is open and accessible

Nov 28th 2012, 5:59 PM 50 Views 20 Comments

Mark Mulqueen, Head of Communication in the Houses of the Oireachtas, writes.

# transparency - Friday 9 November, 2012

Taxpayers could find out what their money is spent on by next year
# Transparency
# Transparency

Taxpayers could find out what their money is spent on by next year

Nov 9th 2012, 8:39 AM 5,627 Views 26 Comments

Legislation which would provide the taxpayer with a detailed statement of how much tax they paid and where it was spent by the government is being debated in the Dáil today.

# transparency - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Government launches performance measure website
# Ireland Stat
# Ireland Stat

Government launches performance measure website

Oct 27th 2012, 12:22 PM 6,585 Views 50 Comments

How is Ireland doing? The Government has launched a pilot performance measurement website Ireland Stat to answer that question.

# transparency - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Ireland failing to tackle corruption, claims report
# Transparency
# Transparency

Ireland failing to tackle corruption, claims report

Oct 25th 2012, 12:00 PM 6,321 Views 15 Comments

Media plurality, a regulator for charities and transparency in how people are appointed to State bodies all issues highlighted by Transparency International Ireland.

# transparency - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Column: Politicians have no place in deciding who gets freed from prison
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Politicians have no place in deciding who gets freed from prison

Oct 23rd 2012, 7:30 PM 41 Views 32 Comments

Our early release system badly needs an overhaul, writes Liam Herrick of the Irish Penal Reform Trust.

# transparency - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Column: A new way to ask TDs questions – and get a direct answer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: A new way to ask TDs questions – and get a direct answer

Oct 9th 2012, 7:30 PM 152 Views 40 Comments

Launching this week, the DáilWatch project will allow Irish citizens to communicate directly with politicians, explains Sarah O’Neill.

# transparency - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Information Commissioner welcomes Freedom of Information reform
# Transparency
# Transparency

Information Commissioner welcomes Freedom of Information reform

Jul 26th 2012, 11:13 AM 2,005 Views 3 Comments

However Emily O’Reilly said “the devil will be in the detail” when the new legislation is published.

# transparency - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Banks could be subject to Freedom of Information requests under new regime
# Transparency
# Transparency

Banks could be subject to Freedom of Information requests under new regime

Jul 25th 2012, 5:53 PM 4,577 Views 5 Comments

New Freedom of Information laws may see non-public bodies which get public support – like banks – subject to requests.

# transparency - Friday 6 July, 2012

Friday Dáil sees bipartisanship as Govt supports FOI legislation
# Transparency
# Transparency

Friday Dáil sees bipartisanship as Govt supports FOI legislation

Jul 6th 2012, 2:09 PM 2,386 Views 7 Comments

The Fianna Fáil-proposed legislation would see the Central Bank, NAMA and the Gardaí brought under the scope of the Freedom of Information Act.

# transparency - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Non-profit transparency database to close due to lack of funding
# Non-profit
# Non-profit

Non-profit transparency database to close due to lack of funding

Jun 28th 2012, 9:30 PM 4,533 Views 4 Comments

The database collected information and funding, salaries and spending in non-profits and charities.

# transparency - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Website needed for disclosure of lobbyists' meetings with policy makers
# Open Government
# Open Government

Website needed for disclosure of lobbyists' meetings with policy makers

Jun 19th 2012, 4:44 PM 1,830 Views 8 Comments

Transparency International Ireland has reacted to a report in today’s Irish Times outlining proposed laws that will force lobbyists to disclose their contacts with politicians and senior civil servants.

# transparency - Monday 18 June, 2012

Google reports 'alarming' surge in content-removal requests by governments
# Transparency
# Transparency

Google reports 'alarming' surge in content-removal requests by governments

Jun 18th 2012, 9:06 AM 4,095 Views 8 Comments

The company’s latest Transparency Report reveals requests from authorities in France, Germany the UK and US – but none in Ireland.

# transparency - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Column: Corruption has played a starring role in Ireland's economic crisis
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Corruption has played a starring role in Ireland's economic crisis

Jun 7th 2012, 7:00 AM 479 Views 37 Comments

The countries suffering the most from the economic turmoil in Europe all have major problems with corruption, writes Nuala Haughey.

# transparency - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Ombudsman still waiting for NAMA, Gardaí and Central Bank to be brought into FOI Act
# Transparency
# Transparency

Ombudsman still waiting for NAMA, Gardaí and Central Bank to be brought into FOI Act

May 31st 2012, 9:43 AM 3,197 Views 12 Comments

Emily O’Reilly wants more public bodies to be brought within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act.

# transparency - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Taoiseach ‘will consider’ streaming meetings of IFSC management group
# Transparency
# Transparency

Taoiseach ‘will consider’ streaming meetings of IFSC management group

May 26th 2012, 8:15 AM 2,410 Views 4 Comments

Enda Kenny will consider proposals from a Labour backbencher to bring transparency to the group overseeing the IFSC.

# transparency - Friday 27 April, 2012

Change to TDs’ expenses reduces chance of similar phone expenses exposé
# Transparency
# Transparency

Change to TDs’ expenses reduces chance of similar phone expenses exposé

Apr 27th 2012, 3:52 PM 4,967 Views 19 Comments

Reform of the Oireachtas expenses rules in March 2010 means reportage on fraudulent mobile phone expenses can’t be repeated.

# transparency - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Real sale prices of houses to be published - Shatter
# Property Prices
# Property Prices

Real sale prices of houses to be published - Shatter

Apr 4th 2012, 6:56 PM 7,290 Views 40 Comments

The Minister for Justice has announced a new property regulatory body which will provide more transparency to the property market.

# transparency - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

FG backbencher preparing 'tax transparency' bill to show where money goes
# Transparency
# Transparency

FG backbencher preparing 'tax transparency' bill to show where money goes

Mar 20th 2012, 3:02 PM 3,125 Views 19 Comments

Eoghan Murphy wants to follow the lead of the UK, where each taxpayer is being given a breakdown of their tax spending.

# transparency - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Chairman opposes making NAMA subject to Freedom of Information laws
# Transparency
# Transparency

Chairman opposes making NAMA subject to Freedom of Information laws

Mar 14th 2012, 4:24 PM 1,918 Views 23 Comments

Frank Daly tells an Oireachtas committee that requiring full transparency would compromise NAMA’s commercial objectives.

# transparency - Saturday 25 February, 2012

The Secret Service, centenarian bounty and cherished numbers: more on Howlin's report cards
# Spending
# Spending

The Secret Service, centenarian bounty and cherished numbers: more on Howlin's report cards

Feb 25th 2012, 8:15 AM 5,302 Views 14 Comments

Some of the more interesting items found in Brendan Howlin’s financial report cards.

# transparency - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Column: Why should our government have the right to hide from its citizens?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why should our government have the right to hide from its citizens?

Jan 31st 2012, 7:30 AM 856 Views 25 Comments

Our leaders are spending our money in our names, writes Aaron McKenna – so why won’t they let us know how?

# transparency - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Column: Pity Kevin Cardiff – he never signed up for public scrutiny
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pity Kevin Cardiff – he never signed up for public scrutiny

Nov 24th 2011, 7:20 PM 70 Views 35 Comments

Cardiff’s humiliation at the EU was a rare example of political transparency – something our civil servants are far from familiar with, writes Aaron McKenna.

# transparency - Friday 11 November, 2011

Column: Politicians dressing up as pirates? It might just work…
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Politicians dressing up as pirates? It might just work…

Nov 11th 2011, 7:30 AM 14 Views 10 Comments

Ireland might be getting a new president, but our political system still has deep flaws. A group of German ‘pirates’ could be showing us the way, writes Fergal Browne.

# transparency - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Pivotal ruling may subject Nama to information requests
# Transparency
# Transparency

Pivotal ruling may subject Nama to information requests

Sep 15th 2011, 10:05 AM 560 Views 3 Comments

The highly secretive National Assets Management Agency may be laid open to information inquiries following a landmark ruling by the Information Commissioner – which could also potentially impact companies like Anglo Irish Bank.

# transparency - Thursday 30 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Jun 30th 2011, 7:52 PM 1,555 Views 1 Comment

A round-up of the day’s big, news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…